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.
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.
We are participating in the Crosby's Molasses Gingerbread Trail for the first time this year, from November 24th-December 23rd. Come and see "Ginger
the Bookshop Cat" in our store!
Here's a link to a feature about Dave on CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/bookseller-shoots-birthday-1.4127686 . To see photos from our "Dave's Turning 80 Open House", please check our Facebook page below.
Here's a link to a story about our store on the Uptown SJ website: http://uptownsj.com/blog/2017/04/07/dave-shoots-bookseller-another-one-of-uptown-saint-johns-hidden-gems/
Dave and the store were featured in an article in the Telegraph-Journal on January 11, 2016.
Here's a link to a blog article we were featured in, July, 2013: http://toadfacer.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/the-hidden-gems-of-saint-john-n-b/
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