Café Books is Rossland’s new independent, locally owned book store providing a wide range of books and Canadian artwork to the local community.

We are proud to offer an extensive variety of books including fiction, personal development, travel & adventures, current affaires, sustainability, biographies as well as a great selection of young adults and children’s books.

Visit our friendly, cozy and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a delicious coffee while looking for your favorite book! And if it’s not amongst our selection, we will special order it just for you.

Please send us an email and let us know which selection of books you would love to find at Café Books Rossland.

Evans, Liz ,Michele, and Hilary

Celebrate Independents


Cafe Books West Hours of Operation:

Seven days a week!  8:30am to 6:00pm

Book Club
Friday, July 19th at 6pm

Join us on Friday, July 19th, at 6pm to talk about about The Painted Girls by Cathy Buchanan.

Copies are available at the store with a 10% discount for book club goers!

Everyone is welcome!



We have a winner!! Shadow and Bone Contest
January 27, 2013

We have a winner!  Congratulations Keaton Reusz!  Keaton won a copy of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

Best Sellers of 2011


1 - The Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan Juby

2 - The Help by Katherine Stockett

3 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

4 - Annabel by Kathleen Winter

5 - The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

6 - The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

7 - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

8 - Far from Botany Bay by Rosa Jordan

9 - The Bishop,s Man by Linden MacIntyre

10- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Non Fiction:

1 - Whitewater Cooks with Friends by Shelley Adams

2 - Snowdrift by Lisa McGonigle

3 - Whitewater Cooks by Shelley Adams

4 - Adventures in Solitude by Grant Lawrence

5 - Whitewater Cooks at Home by Shelley Adams

6 - The Tiger by John Vaillant

7 - Rossland, The Golden City by Lance Whittaker

8 - Rossland Centennial Photo Album by J. McDonald

9 - Mao,s Last Dancer by Li Cuxin

10- The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant


Rossland Reads 2011
November 1 to 22, 2011

Rossland Reads at Cafe Books West November 1st to 22nd, hosted by local author Almeda Glenn Miller.


     The Rossland Reads Panel Winner is To Kill a    Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Championed by Dawn Leithead

     The Rossland Reads People"s Choice is The Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan Juby - Championed by Sarah-Jane Christensen


A brief summary for those who couldn"t attend:

The discussions and book defenses were very well delivered.  We had a lot of laughs and some great points raised!  Thank you to all who came out!

First book voted off: The Bishop"s Man by Linden McIntyre

Second book voted off: The Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan Juby

Final vote off: Too Close to the Falls by Catherine Gildiner


Rossland Authors

Congratulations to Rosa Jordan for winning the One Book, One Kootenay Annual Regional Book Club Award for Far From Botany Bay.  If you have not read it yet we have copies in stock!

Darcy O,Hearn has released the first book in her Legends of the Forest series.  It is a fun and educational book called Leonard the Larch.

We also have the new photographic journey by Richard Soltice, Light of the Gathering Storm featured.  A beautiful book!


Book Clubs

Here is a listing of who is reading what in town!

The No Pressure Book Club - Ape House by Sara Gruen

The Lit Chicks - The Three Weissmans of Westport by Cathleen Schine

The Bad Girls Book Club - Annabel by Kathleen Winter

The Cafe Books Book Club - The Bishop"s Man by Linden MacIntyre

The Inconvenient Wives - The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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May 22nd, 2011

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Lose yourself in the stories

Welcome to our relaxing atmosphere of warmth and comfort. Enjoy a delicious coffee while escaping to the world of adventure and imagination. 

New Store Hours
Starting October 1st

Monday – Thursday 8:30am to 6pm

Friday – Saturday 8:30am to 8pm

Sunday 10am to 6pm

Rossland Reads Debates!

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Rossland Reads events!

A special thank you to the panelits as well as the Rossland Public Library for putting on the Rossland Reads series!

We have copies of all the Rossland Reads books, including the winning book: The Disappeared by Kim Echlin.

Recommended by Rosslanders

We have a blank shelf in our staff picks section just waiting to be filled with books recommended by Rosslanders! Let us know what you are reading and loving and would recommend to others and we will put it on our Recommended by Rosslanders shelf! Send us your pick by email to, or let us know on our facebook page by replying to our post. You can always come into the store and let us know in person and tell us all about your pick!


Get a workout for both your mind and your body at Café Books!

Come in and buy a book and you will receive a coupon for a free Zumba class with Amber Hayes!

Zumba classes are Mon/Wed 9:30 – 10:30am and Tues 6 – 7pm


A Crazy Little Town
April, 2010

A Crazy Little Town is Rossland, of course!  A kids book (with song and CD), written by Sparky Steeves and illustrated by Amy Exner.  Lovely, bright illustrations, this is a very popular local book.  Pick up your copy today!