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.


Behold…The Art of Natural History 🦚

A tremendous book teeming with masterpieces from the age of exploration. This hefty new arrival is generously illustrated, beautifully bound, and sure to delight the nature lover 🌿

DM us for more information or to place this title on hold; or swing by the shop to behold this beauty in person. The shop is open 10–4:30, Monday through Saturday.

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We have a new and improved search page on our website! 👩‍💻

We are still working on some tweaks to make it better … but so far so good. 🙂

Click the link in bio to go to our website, where you can search for a specific author, title, or keyword; or click on a Collection tab to browse a whole section.

We update the page almost every day with new acquisitions. 📚📚📚

Thanks to the Downtown Biz and NSD Tech for making this happen!

@downtownwpgbiz @nsdtechinc #booksearch #bookstore #winnipeg #finditdowntown

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Nice view, if I may say so myself! ☺️

It’s 5:00 on Friday, the lights are off, the door is locked, and after a very full week, I’m off for the weekend 😌 ; but my lovely colleagues will make sure the doors are open on Saturday from 10 to 430, as always!

I am grateful that I get to work with such loyal, intelligent, kind people! They’re all great at their jobs, and a joy to hang out with.

#bookstore #staffappreciation #bookshop

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Saturday is #independentbookstoreday !!!

Here is a little virtual tour of our shop ❤️

And be sure to support your friendly neighbourhood bookshop!

We are open 10-4:30 Monday to Saturday. 🤗

#bookstore #shoplocal #supportindependent #bookshop #finditdowntownwinnipeg

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@nhljets made the playoffs!
Yay Winnipeg!
#winnipegjets #nostalgia

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Tuesday housecall haul!
I was invited to a home in the SW end of the city today, to sort through a wide-ranging collection amassed over several decades, and including such genres as bodybuilding, sewing, history, chess, woodworking, music, cooking, etc, etc.

Collections like this evince people of deep curiosity, and testify to a thirst for life and excellence; evidence of lives well lived.

#bookhaul #bookbuying #oldbooks #vintagebooks

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