Woozles first opened its doors on October 14, 1978, and can officially lay claim to the title “Canada’s Oldest Children’s Bookstore”. Woozles’ mission has always been to be a place for, and about, children. This is felt in the store with our various play tables, and many child height bins, displays, and shelves. We have generations of fans: grandparents who brought their kids, and who now bring their grandchildren. We have great local support from customers who are looking for an alternative to the big box experience, and individual attention when they shop. We also have a unique class of regulars who live all over the world but always come to Woozles when they come home to Halifax, to say hello and browse our book and toy shelves.

Woozles stocks a range of books, toys, and activities for children and young people, aged from birth to young adults. We have fiction, and non-fiction books, including local books, classics, nursery rhymes, graphic novels, and fantasy, and sections about history, science, social history, biography, religion, and more. Our book and toy selections are carefully curated by the buyers at Woozles.

We do special orders for individual customers, as well as schools, libraries, and educators. Other services that we offer are author/illustrator book launches, school book fairs, running a school reading program called Battle of the Books, book clubs, Baby’s First Year gift baskets, Gift of Reading subscriptions, and a summer storytime in the Public Gardens, to name a few.

You can find us in Halifax at our one and only address ever, and online at www.woozles.com.


1533 Birmingham Street
Nova Scotia
B3J 2J6

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Contact Info

(902) 423-7626


Store Hours

Monday: 9:30- 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 9:30- 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 9:30- 5:30 pm

Thursday: 9:30- 5:30 pm

Friday: 9:30- 8 pm

Saturday: 9:30- 5:30 pm

Sunday: 11:30-4 pm