I recently got back into archery, after a long absence.
Most of the shops around here are mainly concerned with hunting, not target shooting, which makes it tough to get good advice. This forum has been a big help so-far.
First, you need to decide how much you want to spend for bow, arrows, etc.
Get a copy of the "Archers Bible," a catalouge that has just about every kind of bow you could imagine.
INMO, you're gonna spend $5-700 for a compound or stick bow, and $65 for a dozen arrows.
Then there is the sight ($50-250), arrow rest ($20-100), release ($20-100), and a target ($20-100).
These are all US dollars.
A really complete book is "Archery, Steps to Success" by Kathleen M. Haywood & Catherine F. Lewis, published by Human Kinetics.
The website is www.HumanKinetics.com
, and their Canadian email is email@example.com
Hope this helps.