Gulliver's Quality Books and Toys - Independent voices from independent publishers found at your local independent bookstore

Gulliver’s welcomes it’s new owner Marianne Seaton.

We invite you to visit our store in Downtown North Bay.

Gulliver’s is an independent bookstore that has served North Bay and beyond for over 25 years.  We specialize in local books, Canadian fiction and history, children’s books, First Nations and French titles, as well as puzzles, games, and toys for the whole family.  We also carry a range of beautiful greeting cards by local artists and photographers.  We hold many author events and book signings in store as well as out of store displays and events.


If you do not see what you are looking for on our shelves or on our website, please give us a call and we’ll do our best to obtain it for you.  We have also shipped books to many countries around the world.

We take pride in serving our customers well.  Our knowledgeable staff will ensure that you get exactly what you need either from our shelves or ordered in for you at no extra cost.

We look forward to meeting you!

Mon-Sat 9:30 to 5:30

Shop Local!

  • Book Signing with Ken Stange, Oct. 4th, 2014

    Local author Ken Stange will be here Saturday, Oct. 4th from 1:00-3:00pm to sign copies of his latest book Explaining Canada: A Primer for Yanks. This is a humorous and satirical contemporary guide to Canada intended for both American and Canadian readership. It deals with the cultural differences between Canada and America, including the arts, […]

    Tuesday, September 30th, 11:43 am

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  • Author Event: Saturday, Sept. 6th, 2014

    On Saturday, September 6th, from 1-3pm local author Judi Thorkelson will be here to read from and sign copies of her new book Tweed: A Collection of Short Stories. Join us for an afternoon of stories and music.

    Wednesday, August 27th, 5:03 pm

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  • Author Event: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    Gulliver’s and A Conspiracy of 3 will be hosting an evening of poetry with Katerina Fretwell Wednesday, September 10, from 7:30-9:00pm. Katerina will be reading from her collection of poems Class Acts. Read more about Katerina at

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  • Author Event: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

    Saturday, September 20 from 1 – 3pm. Dr. Bernard Lacroix will be here to give a talk and sign copies of his new book Energy Rx: A Self-Energizing, Self-Healing Guide. I see myself as a “wellness doctor”… Why not?… It’s much easier on the mind, much more fun and much healthier. This book came into […]

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  • Author Event: Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Thursday, September 25, from 7 – 9pm Gulliver’s will be hosting a discussion on the craft of linked short stories with: Janet Calcaterra reading from Blue Willow Stories and Carol Malyon reading from The Keel is Underneath the Water with the Fish. Join us for the discussion and book signing.  Read more about the authors […]

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