St. John's & The Avalon: shopping

The best bets are the stores downtown, on Water Street and Duckworth Street, and some in the Murray premises. There are some indoor malls --- the Avalon Mall, Village Shopping Centre and Mount Pearl Square. Also Churchill Square and Atlantic Place, and a Zellers near Torbay Road (on the way to the airport). Also there are box stores on Stavanger Drive, Kelsey Drive and in Mount Pearl.

Record Stores

Fred's on Duckworth Street and O'Brien's on Water Street offer the widest selection of local artists, though other stores such as Music World, HMV and SAM in the malls and even Wal-Mart are now offering at least a few local folk titles. Fred's has more of the local pop, rock and alternative titles in addition to folk ones, while O'Brien's has many hard-to-get folk titles, plus instruments and songbooks.


The biggest non-university public library is in the Arts and Culture Centre but there are other branches. Also Memorial University has a well-stocked academic library.