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 request. We are also offering free local delivery on orders of $25 or more. We carry mainly used and rare books but do have a small selection of new books by local authors as well. If you are looking for something in particular please feel free to contact us as we are always happy to assist. We are also working on making some of our fountain pens and journals available online so please stay tuned!

For the immediate future we will not be open to foot traffic but are instead taking appointments for private shopping visits — a stress free alternative to the typical (and not so typical) holiday madness. The store is equipped with hand sanitizing stations and NCCO air purifiers for your safety. Masks are required and will be provided should you forget your own.

NCCO’s technology is considered the safest air purifying solution currently available. This patented technology was developed by the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology for commercial applications and is used in hospitals, office buildings, airports, subways and public facilities to improve and maintain good air quality. NCCO removes pollutants such as allergens, viruses, bacteria, TVOC’s (total volatile organic compounds), smoke and odors without releasing any toxins into the air.

***PLEASE NOTE: Hamilton has officially moved into the grey – Lockdown category therefore we are curtailing all private shopping appointments for the time being. Gift Certificates are still available and can be used in-store when the lockdown is lifted. We will be happy to continue to provide private shopping appointments at that time for those that so desire. Wishing a safe and happy holiday season to all!