2022 Used Bookseller Guide : Buyers and Sellers of Used Books on Vancouver Island and Surrounding Islands


Bastion Books
14 Bastion Square ( Commercial Alley) 250-385-8786
Victoria, BC., V8W 1H9         Quality used books for Readers, Scholars and Collectors Specialties include Art, Literature & History, with a fine selection of Books on Books, Children’s, Illustrated, Modern Firsts, Poetry, First Nations, BC History, and more.

Mon – Sat 10:30-5:30, Sunday 12-4

Books & Shenanigans
347 Cook Street 
Victoria BC, V8V 3X8
Canada 250-419-7600 books@booksandshenanigans.com

Cavity Curiosity Shop http://www.cavitycuriosityshop.ca open Friday 12-6 Saturday 12-6 2514 Douglas Street Books, music, film, merch and comics.

CHRONICLES OF CRIME, your mystery bookshop via instagram @chroniclesofcrime

DRAGONFLY BOOKS p.  250-478-0914
#106 – 721 Station Avenue       dragonflybooks@shaw.ca
Victoria, BC V9B 2S1
Western Communities                www.dragonflybooks.ca
Sharon Jensen & Joanne Boomer
Thousands of quality used books. Drop in and browse, check out our staff picks, local authors and bestsellers.
Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4 pm.

James Bay Coffee & Books p.  250-386-4700
143 Menzies Street A bookstore and Internet Cafe
Victoria, BC V8V 2G4 jbcoffeeandbooks@shaw.ca
Used books of all kinds including art, Canadiana, and metaphysical. Rare
as well as general stock. A unique and interesting shop in a heritage building in the heart of James Bay village. Adjoining espresso bar and internet cafe. Music nights, games nights.
Hours: Open 7 days. 8 am-10 pm.

Legends Comics & Books p.  250-388-3696
633 Johnson Street              legendscomics@shaw.ca
Victoria, BC V8W 1M7           www.legendscomics.ca
Lloyd Chesley & Gareth Gaudin

Knowledgeable and devoted, LEGENDS puts the “book” back in “comic book”, with the complete scope of graphic novels, comic books, reprints, and studies. All genres, renowned and expert in back issue collectables. Awarded the JOE SHUSTER AWARD as “Outstanding Comic Book Retailer”.
Hours: Sun-Tues 12-5, Wed-Sat 11-6

Smart Book Shop p.  250-721-4200
105-4430 W. Saanich Rd (Royal Oak Shopping Centre) http://www.smartbookshop.com
Victoria, BC V8Z 3E9
Reg Smart, Owner Joyce, Book Assistant
New & used books. Publishers’ remainders/discount books arriving weekly. Huge selection of current paperbacks to buy or exchange. Broad variety of contemp-
orary fiction in stock.
Hours: Monday – Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5

Sorensen Books p.  250-383-3215
102-1029 View Street
Victoria, BC V8V 0C9      info@sorensenbooks.ca
Cathy Sorensen, Owner www.sorensenbooks.ca
Your Vancouver Island Bookshop. New, Gently Used and Rare Books, postcards, documents and vintage photographs Bought & Sold. Specializing in Transportation and Military. Selected consignments welcome. Estate appraisals. Over 25 years experience.
Hours: Tues-Saturday 10-4:00, closed on holidays…..find us on facebook and Instagram @sorensenbooks



All of your used book donations are sorted and catalogued in our online store. All proceeds go into our community inclusion program. Our goal is to create a number of paid positions for people with developmental disabilities.

  • To offer meaningful employment to people with diverse abilities in a safe, supportive environment
  • To create an inclusive community where everyone can thrive
  • To raise awareness of issues related to diversity within our communities and beyond
  • To be advocates for people with diverse abilities at the community level

Sooke Bookshops

Well Read Books : The Next Chapter p.  778-425-3762
104-6596 Sooke Road
(corner of Church & Sooke Rd) twitter: well read books
Sooke, BC V9Z 0W7 facebook: Well Read Books : the next Chapter
Welcome to browse our eclectic collection of used & antiquarian books. Special sections for Biography, Canadiana, Classics, Poetry and SF/Fantasy. Please note: we only accept cash or cheques at the present time.
Hours: Tues-Sunday 12-4 & ‘”When the Sign’s Out, we’re Open”.

Sidney Booksellers:

Beacon Books             p.  250-655-4447
2372 Beacon Avenue    fax  250-655-5283
Sidney, BC V8L 1X3       beaconbooks@shaw.ca
Christine & Clive Tanner www.sidneybooktown.ca
Large general secondhand bookstore, all subjects, out-of-print titles, first editions, rare and antiquarian, memorabilia. Large Paperback Room with your favourite authors. Out-of-Print book order service. Friendly knowledgeable staff to help you, and Rosabelle our literary store cat. Debit & Credit cards.
Hours Mon to Sat 10-5:30 Sunday & most holidays 12-4

Galleon Books & Antiques p. 250-655-0700
2506 Beacon Ave.
Sidney, BC V8L 3A6         galleonbooks@hotmail.com
Rod Laurie & Brian MacLean
Wide selection of non-fiction material including BC History, Art History, Military, Nautical, First Nations Studies, Children’s books, Exploration, Transportation. Come view our large selection of antiques & collectibles. Estates and private libraries purchased.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 9am-5 pm.

The Haunted Bookshop (Est, 1947) p. 250-656-8805
9807 Third Street                                 bookshop@shaw.ca
Sidney, B.C.  V8L 3A6
William Matthews Owner. Member ABAC/ILAB
The Island’s oldest antiquarian bookshop buys, sells and appraises quality, collectible books and ephemera on most subjects. For 68 years, our shop
has catered to the recreational reader, to the scholar, and to the collector.
Hours: Daily 10-5 Sundays 12-4

Up-Island & Gulf Islands Booksellers:

Arbutus Used Books 87 Nicol Street. Nanaimo, BC V9R 4S7 https://arbutus-books.business.site

(250) 753-1036

3101-115 Fulford Ganges Road p 250-538-0025
Grace Point Square Toll free 1-855-538-0025
Saltspring Island, BC V8K 2T9 info@blacksheepbooks.ca
Come browse our collection of antiquarian and nearly new books, including familiar favourites, contemporary fiction, marine guides and charts, local authors, books about our region, and informative titles that can take you from outer space to inner peace. We also buy books and are available to evaluate estates and special collections.
Hours: Mon – Sat 10-5 pm, Sunday 11-5 (Noon-4 pm in Winter)

Literacy Vancouver Island. 19 Commercial Street. Nanaimo BC https://well-read-books.square.site

Salamander Books
Mail: PO Box 1547 V9G 1B2
535 First Avenue p. 250-245-4726
Ladysmith, BC
Frieda Douglas salamanderbooks@shaw.ca
Visit us in downtown Ladysmith. Come in to our store; relax and browse. We have an interesting selection of both new and used books. We also feature pottery by Mary Fox.
Hours: Mon – Fri 9:30-5:30, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-4

Thompson Rare Books p.  250-335-1182
5275 Jerow Road, Dunlop Point 1-3    mjt@mjtbooks.com
Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0 www.thompsonrarebooks.com
Michael John Thompson Member, ABAC/ ILAB
Our specialties include literary first editions, old fantasy books, metaphysical, witchcraft, mythology and folklore, detective fiction and mysteries, illustrated books, children’s books, and fine printing & bindings. Established in 1983.
Hours: By chance or by appointment. Visit our website to sign up for electronic catalogues, specialty lists and new arrivals.

By Appointment & Online:

BELTANE BOOKS     p. 250-335-1182
5275 Jerow Road       books@beltanebooks.com
Hornby Island, BC V0R 1z0       www.beltanebooks.com
Michael John Thompson
Magic & the Occult, Witchcraft, Shamanism, Alchemy, Thelema,
Egyptology, Mythology, Herbalism, the Sabbatic Craft, Xoanon,
Three Hands Press. Scarlet Imprint. Ixaxaar, Primal Craft. Starfire.
Teitan Press. Old & Rare books. Fine Modern books.
By Appointment, Online and Mail Order. Member, ABAC/ILAB Est. 1983

Victoria, BC                                    bgbartlett@telus.net
Children’s and Illustrated Books, mystery fiction, vintage paperbacks,
Pulps, postcards, Snapshot photography, stamps, postal history, and
Paper ephemera.
Book/Paper/Collectible Fairs, Victoria Flea Market, Da Vinci Centre.

Dale Cournoyer, Bookseller. 250-213-2727
401-1033 Cook Street
Victoria, B.C.  V8V 0E1


Fine General Stock ** Antiquarian ** Rare & Unusual Books
Vintage Photographs ** Postcards ** Ephemera
Bought and sold since 1990.
Appointments easily arranged.

Williams Books p. 250-598-6405
Neil Williams        books@williamsbooks.com
An online bookshop specializing in children’s and illustrated books, mystery and detective, and Canadian literature. Always buying in these fields.

Beddall Bookbinding Conservation & Restoration
840 Snowdrop Avenue     p. 250-888-9380
Victoria, BC V8Z 2N4        booksvi@bookbinder.ca
Dave Allen                        www.bookbinder.ca
Hand bookbinding, repairs, family history, album binding, hot foil stamping. Whether you want your heirloom books to look new, retain their antique look but be readable again, or want a unique custom-designed cover, BBC&R can do the work.
Hours: By appointment only.

Meadland Bindery        p. 250-652-0231
1192 Dignan Road          meadlandbindery@shaw.ca
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1H4 www.meadlandbindery.com
Lorraine Butler
Restoration and conservation is my specialty, with 25 years hand bookbinding experience. I retain the original binding whenever possible, or create a new binding if needed. Theses and memoirs bound. Bibles restored. Maps and documents repaired. Drop off locations available in Victoria and Sidney.
Hours: Monday-Friday 9-4:30 usually, call ahead to be sure.

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