Reopening in the Glebe: Book stores, art galleries and knick knack shops

August 4, 2020 | by glebeadmin

"As businesses begin to reopen in the Glebe, it’s more important than ever to support the local economy. We have put together a new blog series highlighting local businesses as they reopen in the neighbourhood.

This week we highlight book and flower shops, art galleries and knick knack shops where you can get trinkets, memorabilia, stamps and a celebratory stogie.

Here’s a list of shops that will help you read more, think more, and collect more. Help us support our local businesses as they navigate this challenging time. We’re all in this together. Support local.

A reminder that wearing a mask in all indoor public spaces in Ottawa is now mandatory.

Stag Shop
757 Bank Street
Mon – Sat: 11 AM to 7 PM

Spice things up at home a little bit with a trip to Stag Shop. The Adult Fun store is back open everyday except Sunday and is stocked with all sorts of fun adult toys, games and lingerie. Visit them in-store or online.

“Thank you to all customers in-store and online for supporting your local stag shop during these difficult times,” said Stag Shop Director of Marketing Sarah Goertzen.

105-900 Exhibition Way
Sun – Weds: 10 AM to 6 PM
Thurs – Sat: 10 AM to 9 PM

Have you got something to celebrate this summer? A new family member? A wedding? A job promotion? Or perhaps you just enjoy a good quality cigar in the evening. Head to Cigarman for an extensive selection of cigars, from signature Cubans to La Libertads and beyond. Or try the Cigar of the Week: Headley Grange Dobles. Visit them in store at Lansdowne today.

The Papery
850 Bank Street
Tues: 10 AM to 2 PM
Weds – Fri: 10 AM to 6 PM
Sat: 10 AM to 4 PM
Sun: 11 AM to 4 PM

Now that social gatherings have opened up, birthday parties are back. You’ll need a card, some quality gift wrap and a unique gift for that special someone. The Papery has all sorts of Knick knacks – from pens and stationary to ribbons, novelty socks, games, decorations and pretty much everything in between. Visit them in store today and support this gem of a Glebe business.

The Flag Shop
838 Bank Street
Mon – Fri: 10 AM to 5 PM
Sat: 12 PM to 4 PM

Wave it loud, wave it proud. With hockey, basketball and MLS soccer back, it’s time to sport your team colours again. What better way to show your pride than with a team flag from The Flag Shop. International flags, sports teams and a whole galaxy of designs to choose from. Visit them online or in-store.

Bloomfield’s Flowers
783 Bank Street
Weds – Sun: 10 AM to 4 PM

Weddings are back on! With social distancing rules allowing for larger groups to congregate, weddings are going to be rebooking this summer. Bloomfield’s Flowers is your number one stop for all your floral needs, whether your having your big day, celebrating an anniversary, or wishing someone well, Bloomfield’s will help add some vibrancy to someone’s life. Visit them today.

Octopus Books
116 Third Avenue
Online shopping only

While Octopus Books isn’t physically open in-store, they’ve been busy cranking out online orders since the pandemic hit. The local independent bookstore is taking online orders through their website, as well as offering gift certificates to book lovers. Visit them online today.

Crosstown Traffic
593 Bank Street
Mon – Weds: 10:30 AM to 6 PM
Thurs – Fri: 10:30 AM to 7 PM
Sat: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Sun: 12 PM to 5 PM

Comic books, Knick knacks, collectibles, bongs, pipes and memorabilia. All that and more is what you’ll find at Crosstown Traffic, the Glebe’s “Countercultural Variety Store.” The shop is back open in the Glebe for all your unique needs. It’s a fun, hip shop that will have your eyes daring every which way. Visit them in-store today.

Glebe Smoke Shop
844 Bank Street
Open 24 Hours

Whatever you need, whenever you need it, Glebe Smoke Shop is always open. If you need a snack, a sip of something sweet or a smoke, just head down Bank to the convenience shop that is always open, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Jaya Krishnan Arts Studio
137 Second Avenue
By Appointment

Glebe artist Jaya Krishnan has recently reopened his Second Avenue gallery by appointment. Browse his stunning selection of landscape, abstract and mixed media art pieces, both online and in his gallery.

Studio Sixty Six
858 Bank Street
Weds – Sun: 12 PM to 6 PM

The Glebe’s newest art gallery is arguably its finest, with studio Sixty Six representing 25 professional, critical Canadian artist who have mastered their chosen mediums and are producing thought-provoking artwork in a wide variety of media. Every month the gallery presents a new compelling exhibit from and equally compelling artist. Visit this stunning studio space in the heart of the Glebe.

Chris Green Stamps
151-D Second Ave
Weds – Fri: 10 AM to 4 PM

Has your stamp collection gotten stale during the pandemic? Freshen up your collection with a trip to Chris Green Stamps in the Glebe. Specializing in fine and rare stamps from around the world, Chris Green will wow you with its extensive collection – from single rare stamps to full collectible sets. Visit them online or in-store today.