Welcome to Doull.com

  Please Note: Our premises are now located at
122 Main Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
(which, for you hesitant Haligonians, is just a 3-minute drive from Mic Mac Mall... The simplest route is to take the MacKay Bridge and then keep going straight, eventually taking the middle branch (Exit 6-B) which becomes Main Street / Highway 7.)
Phone:  (902) 429-1652
Email:  [email protected]

Monday - Saturday : 10:00 - 6:00

Sunday : Closed


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 60,000 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.  Also, please phone ahead before bringing in books for credit (or as donation), as Mr. Doull is not always available to calculate and issue store credit for books he can use.


Please Note:  We cannot guarantee that orders received after the end of November will be located, shipped, and received by the December Holiday you may need them for! (Refer to our "Shipping Guidelines" section.) Please order early to avoid possible disappointment. 


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.

Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.

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.