Our meticulously-curated stock of 20,000 antiquarian, used, and out-of-print books and our friendly and welcoming atmosphere set us apart from many bookstores. We have a long-established reputation of  easygoing professionalism, and maintain an eclectic, fresh collection including everything from first editions, fine bindings and antiquarian books, to Indigenous Studies, art, literature, and classics, with new acquisitions daily.

We are centrally 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, kitty-corner to Thom Bargen Coffee, steps from the iconic Hudson’s Bay, a stone’s throw from the Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Manitoba Archives, and the University of Winnipeg.

We are always purchasing good books. We seek out, and pay a premium for, valuable books, including rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings, illustrated books, first editions, signed books, and more. For details, call or email, or for a brief overview click here: Sell Your Books.

In addition to offering a fresh and diverse selection of books onsite, we also offer  Book Searches, Acquisitions Development consultations, Appraisals, Rentals, and mail order. Most of our current inventory is searchable here: Search Or Order a Book. Orders are processed daily, packed responsibly, and shipped promptly.

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