The Parliamentary Boutique first opened its doors in 1960 in the Centre Block as a bookstore managed by the National Printer. Eight years later, the administration for the growing enterprise was assumed by then-Speaker of the House, the Honourable Lucien Lamoureux.
A popular stop for tourists and parliamentarians alike, the Boutique continued to serve the public through the 1970s and 1980s, offering a growing selection of books, souvenirs and other products. In 1985, management of the Boutique was transferred to the Material Management Branch of the House of Commons, where it remained for a decade until it was taken over by the Parliamentary Guide Service. In April 1996, management of the Boutique was assumed by the Information and Documentation Branch of the Library of Parliament. In July 2001, the administration of the Parliamentary Boutique was transferred to the Parliamentary Public Programs.
To enhance the experience of visitors and staff by offering a selection of mementoes and informative products unique to Parliament and of high quality, value and function while providing a source of revenue.
For more information, please contact:Parliamentary Boutique
Library of Parliament
111 Wellington Street
Room 255-S, Centre Block
Phone: (613) 996-6042
Fax: (613) 947-5264
We are now pleased to introduce our new Online Catalogue!
Order from our Online Catalogue during our business hours:
Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(Eastern Standard Time)