|Upcoming Schedule of Book & other Sales for 2013
||Book Sale location
|May 27 to June 2
|| Mall Hours
||Grant Park Mall
NOW HAVE BOOKS AT BISON BOOKS ON GRAHAM AVE NEAR THE BAY DOWNTOWN. THEY ARE LOCATED AT THE BACK OF THE STORE, LOOK FOR THE YELLOW BOOKMAN SIGNS.
UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA NEWS -
THE ARTS STUDENT BODY COUNCIL HELD A BOOK SALE IN JANUARY IN FLETCHER ARGUE, USING MY BOOKS. THE SALE WORKED OUT VERY WELL AND THEY WILL LIKELY DO IT AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER.
NEW WEEKEND FLEA MARKET LOCATION: THIRSTY'S MARKET, 1111 ELLICE BETWEEN ERIN AND WALL, 10 AM TO 5 PM.
I AM ON FACEBOOK UNDER MY NAME, JOHN THOMPSON IN WINNIPEG, MANITOBA.
WAS SET UP AT THE TOY AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPO IN CALGARY, JUNE 17 -19 AND IT WAS A VERY LARGE AND BUSY EVENT. TONS OF NEAT STUFF THERE AND SOME AMAZING GUESTS. WILL BE BACK IN 2013, IN APRIL.
AROUND 4000 OF MY BOOKS ARE LOCATED AT THE FORKS IN THE JOHNSTON TERMINAL ANTIQUE MALL. THEY ARE LOCATED IN THE OUTSIDE ROOM BEHIND THE STAIRWELL, JUST LOOK FOR THE YELLOW BOOKMAN SIGNS. FRESH STOCK IS ADDED ABOUT TWO TIMES A MONTH. ALL OF MY BOOKS ARE MARKED JT. THERE IS A BUY ONE GET ONE FREE OVERSTOCK SALE GOING ON TOO, INCLUDES ALL MY BOOKS, NO EXCEPTIONS!
ALSO HAVE BOOKS AT THE OLD HOUSE REVIVAL COMPANY ANTIQUE MALL, 324 YOUNG STREET, A BLOCK FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG. THEY ARE LOCATED ON THE THIRD FLOOR IN FRONT OF THE STAIRWELL.
THE THIRD LOCATION I HAVE BOOKS AT IS BISON BOOKS, 424 GRAHAM AVE., NEAR THE BAY DOWNTOWN. MY AREA IS LOCATED IN THE BACK RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE STORE.
This has been another great year for book scouting. Lots
of cool material has turned up and that will make it more likely you will find something you have been looking for at my sale events. Fresh stock is added each day, so you may want to check every day too. Also, don't be shy about asking for a title you don't see, it may be in inventory at home.
Free-Quent Shopper cards are available. If you don't have one, just ask, they are free. For every $5 worth of books you purchase you get a rubber stamp on the card. When the card is full of stamps you will get $5 off your next purchase, and there is no expiry date!
|This is your humble bookseller, doing some light reading.|
Bookman, located in Winnipeg,
Above photo is from my sale event at the Fringe Festival in 2007.
The Bookman has been selling books on both university
campuses in Winnipeg since about 1988. In that time about
100,000 books have been sold to many thousands of students
and staff. I tend to get the same questions asked over and over
again, so below is a list of my frequently asked questions.
DO YOU SELL BOOKS ON THE INTERNET? Yes, about 10,000
books are listed on four web sites: abebooks, Alibris, Biblio, and Antiqbook. My primary web site is abebooks and the link below will
take you to my list of catalogs there.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR BOOKS FROM? They are bought
from all over the city of Winnipeg at garage sales, estate sales,
thrift shops, rummage sales, charity book sales and from people
that contact me directly. Over the course of a year, I search through
about 300,000 books seeking the best quality material
for my clients, and end up buying about 15,000.
WHAT KIND OF BOOKS DO YOU HAVE? My specialty is in
literature, classics, scholarly works, and unusual non fiction. I
also handle science fiction, mysteries, horror, children's, health,
self help,comics, art, and any books that will appeal to my clients.
HOW CAN I CONTACT THE BOOKMAN? There was a contact form on this page, but I disabled it because of spammers. You can reach me through abebooks via the link above.
DO YOU HAVE A STORE? No, I am a home based business. What makes me different is that I bring the books to where my clients
are located for their convenience, rather than opening a store and
hoping they will come to me. People are busy these days, especially students, and my service has been greatly appreciated.
DO YOU HAVE MORE BOOKS THAN WHAT YOU HAVE BROUGHT? Sure do. My inventory contains about 38,000
volumes right now and I bring about 1000 to most events I do.
If there is a book you are looking for that you cannot find, please contact me.
HOW MUCH ARE THE BOOKS? The books are all priced in
pencil on the first inside page, or the first blank inside page if the first is illustrated or darkly colored. The prices will be less than
50% of what they would cost new.
DO YOU BUY BOOKS? Yes, always looking for stock that appeals to my clients. Please contact me through the link above.
For an overview of my business philosophy and history click the
link below or go to the Bookman's story page.
|HOW TO FIND BOOKS ON LINE|
There is something like 100 million used books listed on the Internet. If you would like to know how to find and seach through them...