otis & clementine’s books, coffee, SPANISH!

used books and organic coffee Upper Tantallon Nova Scotia
Open today until 17:00
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We are open!
9-5 Monday - Friday
9:30-5 Saturday
10-5 Sunday
Maximum 10 people at a time. Curbside pickup / eTransfer also still available to ellen.helmke@gmail.com.
We have kittens from time to time, in which case we are open until 8pm by appointment - please book @ facebook/otisbooks or ca...

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We are open in compliance with social distancing regulations. No more than 5 people allowed in the store at any one time.
You can make a 30-minute appointment to visit the empty store, or you can place your order via facebook messenger for books we have in store. Thank you!


El Gato Negro Spanish School with Ellen Helmke
Classes start January 6 for 8 Mondays. Beginner classes: 5:15pm and 6:15pm Mondays January 5 - March 9 (no class Feb 3 and 10) $139

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Visit our foster kittens before they’re adopted for the holidays. Gift certificates available! Beginner Spanish classes start January 7

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6-week beginner Spanish course

Nov 11, 2019 – Dec 16, 2019

5 weeks of basic conversational Spanish. 6 week session before the holidays, $85. Classes are small, online resources, practice and homework.

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2 weeks ago
What a treat this place is!!
- Melodie S
6 months ago
A really lovely place to visit! Friendly staff who are very helpful and plenty of books and a few other various items to choose from! The kittens were away when I went, but they had a resident cat in house! Will go again!
- Joseph O
7 months ago
I have been here many times in the past and revisited just a week ago. I think it is a gem and a must visit. Happily the last group of kitties had found new homes. I can't wait for the new ones to arrive. The coffee is great, the atmosphere is welcoming and the books are amazing. Hope you get to enjoy it as much as I did. Nice too that you can also take Spanish classes there. Great diversification. 2 thumbs up
- Heather H
The best used bookstore in Nova Scotia!  We also offer comprehensive Spanish classes from beginner to conversational, both online and at the bookstore. 

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  • (902) 826-1823


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5209 St Margarets Bay Rd.
Upper Tantallon, NS B3Z 1E3

Opening Hours

Mon:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tue:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat:9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sun:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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