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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 new 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.…

Just in time for Mother’s Day!

We are very excited to be hosting The Art of Scent’s upcoming pop-up event here at the James Street Bookseller. The Art of Scent will be bringing a little bit of Paris to Hamilton with unisex perfumes, candles and room sprays from Anaïs Biguine’s JARDINS D’ÉCRIVAINS line of niche perfumes inspired by some of history’s…