Le Bouquiniste

Last updated May 31, 2021
Boulevard Henri-Bourassa Est and Avenue Oscar
Montréal, QC

This past spring, an architectural competition was launched as part of the project to create a library and cultural space between Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Montréal-Nord. Until the centre opens, slated for 2025, the temporary site is back, at the corner of Henri-Bourassa and Oscar.


A giant book monster

During the summer, this space features a structure inspired by a large open book entitled Le Bouquiniste. Shaped like a large open book,it includes a micro-library and book boxes for adults and children, based on the “take a book, or leave a book” principle.

A library on the move

Ahuntsic-Cartierville’s “Biblio mobile” will be on site Mondays throughout July and August from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., except in case of rain. Books for children and seniors will be front and centre. Loans and returns are done automatically in real time, via a laptop computer linked to the library’s computer system.

Family activities

From July 4 to August 29, a full slate of weekly activities will be offered free of charge in collaboration with local organizations, including urban agriculture workshops, storytelling, drawing courses and photography workshops. Come pay us a visit!

Information concerning the library project and the inter-borough cultural space


  • Bike stand
  • Picnic area
  • Washroom


  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance


Le Bouquiniste
Boulevard Henri-Bourassa Est and Avenue Oscar
Montréal, QC