Our Shop

The Learnary is a real life shop at 2643 East Hastings. We are dedicated to lifelong learning and curiosity. We stock curiosity maker kits, books, games and things that make you go oh!…for all ages and stages. Lots of what we sell make great gifts for the curious in your life. We’ll also help you learn how to use the things in our store and get excited about all you can make together!

Curiosity Maker Kits

We have a selection of kits for making things at home (or in the shop). These have been created for:

  • adults to learn and make
  • kids to learn and make (with maybe a little adult help)
  • kids and adults to learn and make together

We regularly showcase our kits with in-store workshops and demonstrations, so check out our schedule to see what’s happening soon.

Our kits also make great gifts!

Books

Our bookshelves hold books we love in a few themes

  • Intergenerational Exploration: Beautiful books with both pictures and content for people of all ages to explore together
  • Education: Focus on alternative, unschooling, home learning, curriculum, philosophy, and youth empowerment
  • Community:  books to inspire building and celebrating inclusive, participatory community.
  • Activity Books:  our favourite books on ways to inspire curiosity through exploration for adults, children, and families.
  • Visual Books: a lovely little collection that emphasizes people making things and being curious together.

We curate our collection with you in mind. If you have books you are looking for, we’d love to hear from you.

Games

We know how hard it can be to find games for all ages to play together. We’ve chosen a selection of games that can be played by kids, adults, or kids and adults together. We also bring in games with an educational twist. But more than anything, all our games are fun!

Curiosities

We’re curious folks. So when we discover something fun that makes us go ‘hmmmm!’, we just have to share it with you. These items are great for sparking conversations or sharing curiosity with others.

Supplies for Making Stuff

We’re sourcing the best tools and equipment for you and your family to make things on your own.  Think child-sized scissors that actually cut (!) and other wish-you-had items.

Is there something you really want to get your hands on in Vancouver? Let us know and we will see if we can track it down.

Doors opening soon!