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.



Our books and postage rates are listed in U.S. dollars since we sell worldwide.  


Postal Rates

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.


Important News

Our bricks and mortar shop will be CLOSING permanently on December 16th, 2023.  Our business will continue ONLINE only after that time.  We are clearing our non-online stock from the store - please follow us on Facebook/Twitter to see what's on sale.  Most furnishings will also be for sale (pickup only in December).  We need tomato boxes with lids to pack our books...if you're local and see them in your travels, please grab them and drop them off!  Thank you!


Here's a link to a story CBC Radio did about our closure: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/secondhand-books-sales-new-brunswick-1.6784551


Our bookstore is OPEN.  Masks MUST be worn (please ask if you don't have one).  Curbside pickup/local delivery in Saint John can be arranged.  We are constantly adding to the website...if you don't see the book you want, please inquire.  We have hundreds of boxes waiting to be listed online!


You can now purchase Gift Cards on our site...just use the Shopping Cart or Checkout links on the left.


Here's a link to an interview Wendy did with CBC Radio on the occasion of our 21st Anniversary: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-28-information-morning-saint-john/clip/15858592-dave-shoots-booksellers-saint-john-marks-its-20th


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/


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.