Welcome to Bison Books!

Serendipity awaits you in our friendly shop, where we offer an eclectic, fresh collection of around 20,000 meticulously-curated antiquarian and good used books.

We have a long-established reputation of easygoing professionalism and maintain a refined selection of everything from first editions, fine bindings and antiquarian books, to Indigenous studies, literature, art, and classics, with new acquisitions daily.

We are located in the heart of downtown, in a bright space with lofty ceilings and towering windows which look out onto one of Winnipeg’s busiest pedestrian thoroughfares.

We are always purchasing good books. We seek out and pay a premium for, valuable books, including rare books, fine bindings, illustrated books, first editions, signed books, and more. We also offer book searches, acquisitions development consultations, appraisals, movie rentals, and mail orders.


April is National Poetry Month 🌷Here are some recommended collections that you’ll find in store.

DM us to put a hold on anything you see here!

#poetry #poetryrecommendation #secondhandbooks

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Shall we take a minute for this Tretchikoff book?


#tretchikoff #signedbooks #limitededition #artbook

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Scenes from my desk 📚📚📚

Also, a study in clasp varieties! 😍

The books: a Grammar; a photo album; and a Bible.

I bought all of these last week, from three different sellers, believe it or not!

#antiquarianbooks #oldbooks #finebindings

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A fine collection of rare, signed, and limited edition biographies giving an intimate look inside old Hollywood 🎞️ ✨

DM us for more information on any of the titles you see here, or to put something on hold.

Read our latest blog post to see more from this exciting acquisition! 📚 Link in bio!

#oldhollywood #signedbooks #rarebooks #bookstore #movies #film

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We get questions about first edition Harry Potters all the time! The true first edition, published in London, in 1997, by Bloomsbury, can be quite an exciting find. However, lack of information could lead you to think that your copy of the first Harry Potter is worth a lot more than it actually is.

Our latest blog post outlines how to determine if your copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is truly the valuable first edition. 📚🪄

Visit www.bisonbooks.ca for this quick guide, and more slices of Bookseller Life 😊

#bookseller #firstedition #harrypotter #philosophersstone #booklover

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The shop will be closed Monday for Louis Riel Day.

#louisrielday #winnipeglocal

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It’s #blackhistorymonth!
Here are some books by Black authors that you’ll find in our window display: important reading this month - and all year long. 📚

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We will be CLOSED for inventory Feb. 5-7.

📚 So many books to audit. 📚

You can still visit us online! 🙂

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