419 Sussex Drive
K1N 9M6 Ottawa, Canada
tel: (613) 562-2665
NileGuide Expert tip:
After shopping, bring your reading material next door to the Earl of Sussex pub, where you can sip an English ale while watching footy on the telly.
With its floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, wing chairs, fireplace and resident cat, this Ottawa branch of a small Canadian chain (it also has branches in Toronto and Montreal) can feel more like the home library of a wealthy duke or earl than a bookstore. The feeling is only intensified by the collection, which leans heavily toward British books and intriguing non-fiction. The location, across the street from the National Gallery of Canada, draws lots of art lovers.