The towering yellow walls are not the only reason we are a bright spot in Golden's landscape.

Bacchus Books and Café, Golden's 2007 Business of the Year, offers a refuge for both the mind and the palate.


Our combination bookstore / café with its sweet little riverfront patio anchors the intellectual with the culinary in an atmosphere cultivated to respect the historical yet push the edges of the modern.

New Books

We feature a varied range of intriguing titles chosen both cerebrally and viscerally.

We pride ourselves on loving and thinking our stock. If it is not in store, we can and will find it. Search our web store and/or contact us to help you find your treasure.

Used Books

We carry 10000+ used titles and are constantly updating our stock.

We pride ourselves on being able to track down and order out of print and hard to find titles.

Please contact us and let us help you find that wicked little gem.


We are creaky and quirky and oh so homemade.

Specializing in hand milled labour of love soups, our eclectic menu is a delight to foodies near and foodies far. [see our menu]


Delicious daily specials and fresh baking round out our café's core menu.

Browse the walls of books while your taste buds are kept busy, or wander out to our riverside patio and watch the Kicking Horse river flow on by.

Frequent Buyers

Shop local, read a lot, be rewarded!

frequent buyers

Every time you make a purchase at the regular price--whether it's from our shelves, or is a special order--we ask you for your phone number to retrieve your account.

Frequent Buyer Points are then credited to your account. When the credit on your account reaches $10.00 or more, you can either use it against your next purchase at the store or let them continue to grow.