Welcome to the home of Dave Shoots, Bookseller. We specialize in old hardcovers and good old-fashioned service! We add new book listings on a weekly basis, so please check back frequently. If you are looking for a particular book which is not in our online stock, please fill in the offline search form and we will attempt to locate a copy for you.
In January, 2013, Canada Post raised its rates on parcels again - the cost to mail an average-sized book to the US increased by 20% (since we started selling online ten years ago, rates have doubled!). Unfortunately, Canada Post does not offer a Media Mail rate such as our American neighbours enjoy. The rates you see on our site are for average-sized books (larger, heavier books will cost more). We will only charge the actual postage COST - any extra will be refunded to the customer. Even though it takes 20-30 minutes for us to prepare a book for mailing (plastic bag, bubble wrap, custom-made box), we do not charge a handling fee.
Outlet in City Market
Since January 9, 2012, Wendy has been setting up with books in the centre aisle of the Saint John City Market from Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. We are featuring mini-themes each week, in addition to books from our stock that you may not have seen yet (various rotating categories). New offerings daily - come and see us!
We accept American Express, Mastercard and Visa payments, in addition to checks, money orders, and PayPal. If you feel more comfortable ordering by phone, North American customers can use our toll-free phone line: 1-877-693-7758. E-mail orders are also welcome (please break the credit card information into two separate e-mails).
On Friday, August 13th and Saturday, August 14th, 2010, Dave Shoots, Bookseller hosted an Open House celebrating its 10th Anniversary. The theme was The Art of the Book. Thanks to all who came and shared the festivities with us. To read a story in here magazine, click here: http://bit.ly/aZc2SH
We were also featured in here magazine on March 12/10 and February 24, 2011. Read the articles here: http://bit.ly/ayIxV4, http://bit.ly/eiuTAA
Dave Shoots, Bookseller has a Facebook page. Watch this page daily for fun facts about books and authors! Click here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-Shoots-Bookseller/78031095944
Note to International Customers
We recommend Airmail when ordering for non-North American customers, as surface shipping can take up to THREE months to arrive overseas.
Great Gifts for Doctors or Med Students!
We have just added more than a dozen "Classics of Medicine" titles...these books are in wonderful condition, and would make a lovely gift for a doctor or med student: http://bit.ly/rvLk0q
Attention John Buchan Fans!
We have a large John Buchan collection: many have the dustjackets! View them by clicking here: http://bit.ly/dQfgRz
Hattie A. Perry Collection
We have new copies of five of Hattie A. Perry's books. Ms. Perry was a well-respected writer from the Barrington, Nova Scotia area. Her books are sought after by genealogical researchers with Nova Scotian roots. Clicking on this link will take you to the collection:
Attention United Empire Loyalist Descendants
We have a large collection of Loyalist history. Here is the link to the listings (some of the material is not listed on the site, so please ask if there is a specific title you are seeking):
Quote of the Week
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." Saint Augustine