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Our premises are located
at 122 Main Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
 
(which, for you hesitant Haligonians, is just a 3-minute drive from Mic Mac Mall) 
 


Monday -Saturday 10:00 - 6:00 

Thursday 10:00 - 9:00

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Welcome to the sub-atomic home of John W. Doull, Bookseller. 

Please search or browse our inventory of hard-to-find, out-of-print, used, and rare books. At present there are over 53,500 titles listed, with many now having accompanying portraits.

(For local customers, please phone or email us before coming in to view items listed here, as much of our website stock is stored upstairs, and may require some time in tracking down.)

If you can't find what you like please fill out our search form and we will search our off-line inventory (another 100,000 or so books) for you. Gift certificates are also available in any amount you wish and can be mailed to the happy recipient of your choice.

We also offer appraisal services.

Selling your books?  We are always seeking to purchase quality material, large and small: from wee little pamphlets through to your curiously tidy copy of The Joy of Cooking and on up to that elusively in-progress, omniglot, not quite existent but fully apparatussed edition of The Complete Works of Everyone (University of Brookfield Press, 1947-1998?) that is languishing in your den along with the rare Juvenalia Universalia sub-series.    Or those not yet fully existent ones: "You know, I could write a book. And this book would be thick enough to stun an ox. Cause I can see the future and it's a place - about 70 miles east of here."  (One of the best Laurie Anderson Let x=xisms).  But seriously, we do buy items daily in the shop: from the humble Penguin paperback (a particular favourite here) to the multi-volume academic monograph. The departments listed on the right are a useful guide to the topics we especially seek. Old & new, big & little, with a special premium put on the ephemeral and the unusual. (In the larger sense, we too are book customers and get very excited (John becomes almost undusty) whenever we see something fun, something out of the ordinary, something really special which we can add to our stock).

Before bringing books by the shop for viewing, please do call ahead to ensure that someone is at the shop, as John is not in the shop all day of every day (and is the only person in-shop who takes care of acquisitions).

For substantial & promising accumulations, both private and institutional, we will travel anywhere in the Maritime provinces. And for Gutenbergs, well,...if we're out of stock and if it has a decent dustjacket... hmmm... perhaps as far as Vermont.

Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.

And, yes, one word of advice, given on the basis of many horror stories: please do not throw out anything which is even vaguely old, before having us (or another qualified bookseller) taking a look for you. That inconsequential-looking little booklet that you tossed this morning might have been worth more than the entire trunk-load you just brought down for our inspection.

Doull's Books specializes in

- Nautical & Marine : We have the largest collection in Canada
- Canada's Atlantic Provinces : Again,
the largest collection in Canada
- Literature: Mighty big, and certainly the largest collection in Atlantic Canada

As well we have a large & varied general stock of both second-hand & antiquarian titles. Categories include travel, art (film, photography, painting, sculpture, architecture, dance, music, &c), world history & literature, university & school histories, militaria, theology & church history, philosophy, cookery, gardening, children's, natural history, books on books, mysteries, Canadiana, the history of science, &c, &c.

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A few items of interest
Naval Battles from 1744 to the Peace in 1814, Critically Reviewed and Illustrated. First Edition., EKINS, Charles, Rear Admiral
Naval Battles from 1744 to the Peace in 1814, Critically Reviewed and Illustrated. First Edition.
EKINS, Charles, Rear Admiral
2000.00 CDN

Children of the Sheiling. First Edition, DIMOCK, Celia C.
Children of the Sheiling. First Edition
DIMOCK, Celia C.
80.00 CDN

Naval Officer's Sword.  in dj. , BOSANQUET, Harry T.A., Captain AYLWARD, J.D. MAY, W.E., Commander. MUNDAY, John.
Naval Officer's Sword. in dj.
BOSANQUET, Harry T.A., Captain AYLWARD, J.D. MAY, W.E., Commander. MUNDAY, John.
500.00 CDN

Naval and Maritime History.  4th rev. ed. in dj. , ALBION, Robert Greenhalgh
Naval and Maritime History. 4th rev. ed. in dj.
ALBION, Robert Greenhalgh
70.00 CDN

Photographic Experience 1839-1914. in dj , HENISCH, Heinz K. and Bridget A.
Photographic Experience 1839-1914. in dj
HENISCH, Heinz K. and Bridget A.
85.00 CDN

Only a Trillion.  1st ed in dj , ASIMOV, Isaac
Only a Trillion. 1st ed in dj
ASIMOV, Isaac
150.00 CDN

Island Means Minago. in dj
ACORN, Milton
140.00 CDN

Treatise on Future Naval Battles, and How to Fight Them, and on other NavalTactical Subjects, ELLIOT, George, Admiral Sir
Treatise on Future Naval Battles, and How to Fight Them, and on other NavalTactical Subjects
ELLIOT, George, Admiral Sir
700.00 CDN

Wild Sports in the Far West , GERSTAECKER, Frederick WEIR, Harrison.
Wild Sports in the Far West
GERSTAECKER, Frederick WEIR, Harrison.
200.00 CDN

Taskmasters of the Sea. , Blount Marine Corporation) BLOUNT, Luther.
Taskmasters of the Sea.
Blount Marine Corporation) BLOUNT, Luther.
90.00 CDN

Fishermen of the Atlantic 1914 : A Manual of Information, issued annually, containing the ONLY complete list of FISHING VESSELS of Boston, Gloucester,Provincetown, Chatham, New Bedford, Portland, ME., Providence, R. I., Newp ort, R. I., Stonington, Conn., Fishing Masters' Association)
Fishermen of the Atlantic 1914 : A Manual of Information, issued annually, containing the ONLY complete list of FISHING VESSELS of Boston, Gloucester,Provincetown, Chatham, New Bedford, Portland, ME., Providence, R. I., Newp ort, R. I., Stonington, Conn.
Fishing Masters' Association)
600.00 CDN

Valuable Secrets concerning Arts and Trades : or, approved Directions, fromthe best Artists, for the various methods Of engraving on Brass, Copper, o r Steel; Of the Composition of Metals, and Varnishes; Of Mastichs and Cements, Sealing-wax, &c. ...
Arts and Trades
600.00 CDN

 
 
Some of our Departments

Women's Studies

Nautical

Canadian Navy
Royal Navy
United States Navy
French Navy
German Navy
Admirals
Submarines

Liners
Mercantile Shipping
Canals
Ports
Rivers
Oceanography
Whaling
Shipwrecks
Piracy
Polar
Ferries
Tugs

Yachting
Kayaking
Canoeing
Rowing

Diving
Nautical Fiction

Law of the Sea

Canada

Canada's Native Peoples

Canadian Black Studies

Genealogy

Nova Scotia
...Halifax
...Dartmouth
...Halifax Co.
...Annapolis Co.
...Antigonish Co.
...Colchester Co.
...Cumberland Co.
...Digby Co.
...Guysborough Co.
...Hants Co.
...Kings Co.
...Lunenburg Co.
...Pictou Co.
...Queens Co.
...Shelburne Co.
...Yarmouth Co.
Cape Breton

Prince Edward Island
New Brunswick

Acadian
Arctic

Newfoundland
Labrador

Canadian Politics

Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia

Railway

Aviation
Military

Art
Ceramics
Typography
Photography
Antiques
Architecture
Engineering
Music

Books on Books

Signed Books


Literature
Literature:
...Canada
Canadian Women Writers
...French Literature
...United Kingdom
...United States
..Children's/Juvenile
..Mystery/Detective
Poetry
...Canadian Poets
...Canadian Women Poets
Beat Literature
Short Stories

Some Geo-Keywords Africa
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bermuda
Brazil
Chile
China
Cuba
Denmark
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
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Greece
Haiti
Hungary
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Iraq
Ireland
India
Indonesia
Israel
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Jamaica
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Kenya
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Latvia
Malawi
Mexico
Netherlands
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Nigeria
Norway
Pakistan
Panama
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Scotland
Serbia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom
United States
Vietnam
Wales


Science
Natural History
..Ornithology
Geology

Medicine
Psychology
Anthropology Linguistics
Philosophy

Black Studies

Latin American Studies

Classical Studies: Greek & Roman

Medieval Studies

Law, Legal History

Theology/Church History

Cuisine/Cookery


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Fishing/Fisheries

 


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