About Us

We have been selling rare books in Ottawa since 1969, and continue to offer rare, scarce and interesting books, maps, prints, photographs and paintings at our shop.  We have published 298 catalogues, which totals over 60,000 items.


We Buy Books 

We buy individual items and collections of all sizes. We buy rare books in most subjects.    We are keen to buy material in subjects we specialize:  The Arctic, Canadiana, Voyages and Travel, and Military History.   We don't buy damaged books, encyclopdeias, textbooks, etc.    We welcome all enquiries.

Terms and Conditions - 

Cash with Order -   We accept Visa and Mastercard, cheques and money orders, bank drafts, e-transfers, and bank transfers.  Postage and taxes are extra (taxes for canadian residents only).  Satisfaction is guaranteed. Restocking charges may apply. Return condition is responsible of the customer.

Shipping - 

We ship all orders with 24hrs of receipt.   Parcels are packed carefully and properly.  Postage is billed at cost

Affiliations - 

We are proud members of  ILAB, The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and ABAC, The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada.     Both Patrick and Liam, have both proudly served as President of ABAC.