For me Le port de Tête is the perfect place to browse through wonderful books for children. How beautiful they are! In addition, most of them offer much more than just reading matched to colorful and joyful illustrations, they even offer textures and sculptures. Joy! They ravish the children’s hearts no doubt and even that of adults like me!
This little boutique (that keeps growing though) has storefront on Mont-Royal avenue since 2007. Le Port de tête is 10 years old. To celebrate, they have expanded! There are now two premises, one in front of the other, and a total of 20,000 books!
It was born out of a trio of booklovers who wanted to leave exploited trails by those who ‘sell’ books and offer their coups de coeur (best picks), service and expertise. They do it very well.
The bookshop quickly became a popular and friendly place for launches and literary events. The wooden shelves are abound with books, new and used, often in a few copies and everything moves a lot. We spend hours on its wood floors that creak under our steps, to browse, smile and be moved.
Have a look at their Facebook page and plan your visit when there’s a book launch or a live reading.
Long live reading!