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“Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.” Virginia Woolf

Welcome to the website of the James Street Bookseller & Gallery. Here you can peruse and purchase a small selection of some of the more rare and unusual books and curios available at our brick and mortar store located in the historic Durand neighbourhood of Hamilton, Ontario. Both shipping and local pick-up are available upon…

Practise of Her Profession

I first met Bettianne Hedges several years ago, here at the James Street Bookseller, when she was attending a series of writing workshops hosted by one of my favourite Canadian authors Marnie Woodrow. Fast forward to present day and I am thrilled to be carrying Bettianne’s first novel, Practise of Her Profession. Copies will be…