Sell Your Books

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 more 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, 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.

Schedule a housecall: if you have too many books to bring in, we may be able to come out to your residence to evaluate your collection. Email or call (204-947-5931) to discuss the details and make an appointment.

Email the details: if you are from out of town, or want your books pre-screened, email a stack photo and/or details to mail@bisonbooks.ca.

Consign: we offer consignment terms for some books valued over $1000. 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 Classics, Art, History, Children’s, Philosophy, and Literature, and extending to paper items including photographs, postcards, booklets, and original correspondance.

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

Ephemera

What don’t we buy?

Romance novels; Reader’s Digest; Encyclopaedias (excepting some pre-1915); Magazines; Damaged books; Textbooks.