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Literary and Historical Society of Quebec

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Key point of interest on the Louise Penny trail!

If you've read "Bury your Dead" by Louise Penny, this is a MUST SEE! Our tour guide was a bit... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Good visit for those who love literature

The place is interesting. You can go and see the library for free. If you prefer a guided visit... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
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44 Chaussee des Ecossais | Morrin Centre, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

If you've read "Bury your Dead" by Louise Penny, this is a MUST SEE! Our tour guide was a bit overdramatic, but it was fascinating history in the heart of old Quebec.

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

The place is interesting. You can go and see the library for free. If you prefer a guided visit, there is a fee. Guided visits are provided in English or French.

Thank Marcos S
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Popped in looking for something else. Staff was inviting. No mention of a tour but it was around lunchtime. You have to take your shoes off. They offer crocs for you to wear. Gentleman gave us a good overview of the library. Sounds like the...More

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We love the Chief Inspector Gamache books by Louise Penny. Book six, Bury Your Dead, is set mainly in old town Quebec and a body is found right here at the Lit and His! You can view the library on your own, but I'd highly...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

i like it very interesting my hours there you should take the guide tour so you see more than the library

Thank GinDub
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing library, but take the tour to see the full history of this building. From the first prison in Quenec City to the oldest English library in town... lots of history here.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Great tour guide, incredible small library and former prison. Off the beaten path, wonderful short tour!

Thank pingle
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful tour! So informative and entertaining! This is situated in Quebec's first jail house and public hangings were from its balcony over the main doorway! Cells inside still bear the carved names of the inmates so long ago! Tours of the city are offered- ghost...More

Thank freddapick
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Check out this very beautiful building! Free admission and the staff and very knowledgeable and happy to talk about the building. If you're into old books, you've come to the right place.

Thank Macrina B
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Not so far from the hustle and bustle of rue St-Jean lies a lovely library. A great place to relax, enjoy the quiet and read a good book.

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