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Quaker Book Service

Quaker Book Service Committee is a committee of Ottawa Monthly Meeting, serving Canadian Friends to fulfil the mandate of Home Mission and Advancement Committee to "see to the selection and distribution, and to encourage the use of Quaker books and other materials."

An annual report and the financial statement are submitted to Home Mission and Advancement Committee and the report is included in the Minutes of Canadian Yearly Meeting.

We are volunteers, donating up to 40 hours a week to serve Friends in this way. Over the past twenty-six years we have tried to meet Friends' needs in appropriate ways, but we cannot respond to phone calls. Books can be purchased most Sundays after Meeting for Worship in Ottawa.

Quaker Book Service does not have the resources of a commercial bookseller, so in general we are unable to make special orders for books not in our regular stock.

Book lists are included in The Canadian Friend, with a few sent to Meetings and also to individuals on request. The Book List is also available on the CYM website

As new books are stocked, these are listed in The Canadian Friend throughout the year. Books are paperback unless otherwise specified, and prices are in Canadian dollars. These prices are for our present stock and may fluctuate when we have to reorder.

Our aim is to make books of specific interest to Quakers more readily available to Canadian Friends. Please let us have your comments and suggestions.

For all correspondence write to:

  • Quaker Book Service
  • Box 4652 Station E
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • K1S 5H8