Notability is a combination of two words, notable and ability, we are all worthy of being noticed, we are all important, and we all possess great abilities. 

When I think back to the understanding and knowledge that was given to me growing up, I came to know that for us, as a people, reading and writing was denied.

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Driven by my desire for my children to enjoy reading and to see reflections of their greatness, my "now" moment came when I went to purchase a book for my niece, one that showed her the beauty of a child that looked like her. So to the bookstore I went, pulled out my list, and started searching. Of about 20 books I had named, only one was available. 

I set on a path to open a bookstore; one that caters to diversity of all ages, that would travel into the community providing more accessibility. Thus Notability started to take shape. 

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We're happy you're visiting our new site!

  • Customer Love

    "It was a pleasure visiting your store today! Great conversation and thank you for the variety of options to read by Black authors and creatives! ✊🏾" - L.H.

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    "You offered options and very knowledgeable about the books and what type is good for who I was shopping for. Thank you for the great service."


Do you have a physical store?

Yes, you may visit us at 19 Notion Road, in Ajax. We are there Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4:30pm.

I belong to an organization, looking to purchase books; is there someone I can speak to?

Yes, there is. You can send us an email at info@notability.ca and we will assist you with your inquiry.

I am an independently published author, how can I have my book available at your store?

Congratulations on publishing! Yes, we believe it is very important to make available books from authors within the community. We would be happy to discuss this with you. Please send us an email at admin@notability.ca.

Do you carry used books?

No, we do not. The stock at Notability comes directly from publishers and/or distributors.

Do you offer gift cards?

Gift cards will be coming soon.