Bookseller Life: A Blog

The Riel Collection

A Catalogue, Written in co-operation with Greenfield Books, Celebrating the life and legacy of Louis Riel. Click here for the illustrated PDF       Riel, A Catalogue   “I am more convinced everyday that without a single exception I did right. And I have always believed that, as I have acted honestly, the timeRead More

The Greenfield Collection

The Greenfield Collection at Bison Books consists of the entire inventory of Greenfield Books, acquired and integrated with our inventory during the summer of 2018. Greenfield Books was established in Winnipeg in 1994, by Michael Park (1946-2017). Michael was a man of classical values, exacting standards and erudite scholarship. When he first entered bookselling inRead More

Catalogue of Early Gay & Lesbian Pulp Fiction

1.Albert, Lon. Hours. New York & London: Award Books | Tandem Books, 1969. pp. 186, three pages of advertisements featuring other titles for order from the publishers. Light creasing to spine, minor rubbing to covers, contents clean and unmarked; very good+. Paperback. “A powerful, stunningly revealing novel of homosexual love.” (#050692)                          $35.00 Andres, Teryl.Read More

Spring Catalogue of Recent Acquisitions

Bison Books CATALOGUE OF RECENT ACQUISITIONS SPRING 2018   BINNEY, GEORGE [W.W. PERRETT; DR. S.K. HUTTON, TRANS.]. THE ESKIMO BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE / AGLAIT ILISIMATIKSAT INUN ILINGNAJUT Rendered into the Labrador Dialect by the Reverend W. W. Perrett with the Assistance of Dr. S. K. Hutton. London: Hudson’s Bay Company, 1931. pp. 237. 8vo inRead More

-IN MEMORIAM- Michael Park

Michael Park, 1946-2017 An unerringly ethical, hard-working tour de force, Michael was a man of classical values with deep and wide-ranging talents and interests; he set the standard toward which we all should strive. I first met Michael in ’95, when I was hired to work at Greenfield Books; for the next 22 years, he was a mentorRead More

Harry Potter Collection [SOLD]

Collection of Collectable Harry Potter Books [SOLD] Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books for Scholastic, 1999. First American edition. ISBN: 9780439064866. pp. 341. 8vo. Illustrations by Mary Grandpré. Light bumping to spine ends and one corner, no other detectable flaws, remains crisp and bright, inRead More

Small Town Girl at the 2017 NYABF

  New York: the city that never sleeps. Densely packed with splendiferous things I’d seen before only in pictures. Taste, touch, sight, smell, hearing: all senses inundated, constantly. Like mental Tetris. The New York Antiquarian Book Fair: same. I’d never been to NYC before last week. I had always yearned to visit the city, andRead More