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. We carry mainly gently used and rare books but do have a small selection of new books by local authors as well. The online store is a work in progress and things are being updated daily but 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 an assortment of our fountain pens, journals and desk accessories available to help brighten up your work-from-home space!

Due to current Covid capacity restrictions, we will be resuming in-person shopping by appointment only for the time being, with a two-person (or one-family) limit. Please call, text, DM or send a message via the website to plan your visit.

We will continue offering curb side pick up by appointment or free local delivery on orders over $25.

The store is equipped with multiple hand sanitizing stations and NCCO (Nano Confined Catalytic Oxidation) air purifiers for your safety. When in person visits are allowed again masks will be required and will be provided should you forget your own. NCCO air purification 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.