Our shop is a temporary repository, and we are passionate about stewarding artifacts and information from one set of hands to the next, like an orphanage for books!
Part of remaining relevant and maintaining a dedicated clientele is the need for a continuous influx of new material, so we are always interested in buying books. If you have books to sell, have a look at the options laid out below, and know that we will treat you and your books with care and respect.
Do you have books to sell?
Bring them in:
Any time during shop hours. If you want them evaluated on the spot when you come in, please make an appointment (click the button below, or call (204) 947-5931). You will find a loading zone directly in front of the shop, and several bus stops within a block. If you prefer to have the books pre-screened, email us a single, high-res stack photo.
Email the details:
If you are from out of town or want your books pre-screened, email a stack photo (high-res please) and/or details to [email protected].
We offer consignment terms for some books valued at over $1000.00 USD. Contact us for a consultation.
We pay in cash or credit, according to your preference.
What do we buy?
We will purchase anything for which we have a ready market, including antiquarian and collectable books, Classics, Art, local and Canadian History, Children’s, Philosophy, and Literature, and extending to paper items including photographs, postcards, booklets, and original correspondence.
What don’t we buy?
Romance novels; Reader’s Digest; Encyclopaedias (excepting some pre-1915); Magazines; Damaged books; Textbooks.
We pay a premium for:
- Antiquarian & Collectable Books
- Indigenous Studies
- Classical Studies
- Manitoba/Prairie History
- Canadian Art
- Fine Bindings
- Illustrated Books
- First Editions
- Signed Books