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Welcome to the website of Attic Books, one of Canada's largest antiquarian and second-hand bookstores. We have three floors of books, maps, prints, paper collectibles, such as ephemera and postcards, and eccentric antiques that appeal to readers, scholars and seasoned collectors alike. We also retail Colour by Schubert's photo cards and Charles Van Sandwyk's Fine Art Cards and Books. The atmosphere is spacious, bright, relaxed and professional, not to mention architecturally beautiful, with its original tin ceilings, hardwood maple floors and all the charisma of a century building. This, along with the help of our friendly and knowledgeable staff, will ensure that every visit to Attic Books will be memorable.


Map and Print Inventory Downsized

Currently our map and print selection has been significantly downsized, as the items from Alexander Gallery are being cleaned, re-priced and catalogued.  Unfortunately we do not have an accurate estimation for when this process will be completed, but we will announce the arrival of our maps and prints again as soon as possible.  Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences this may have caused.

Our Catalogues

Nuremberg Chronicle incunabula 1943 German translation

In short, this is a very attractive, superb copy of the German translation of Hartmann Schedel’s Liber chronicarum, only surpassed by contemporary copies with lavishly hand-coloured plates. This splendid copy is complete with solid and strong inking in the text and illustrations. The antiphonal binding and the inscription on the first leaf suggest that at one time it may have been housed in a monastery or church, perhaps owned by a person named Gabrielis. Its later provenance is unfortunately shrouded in mystery. Click the link below to see the full cataloging as well as photos of this beautiful book. View online or download for later perusal.

The Nuremberg Chronicle
(link to pdf)

New Medical Titles Header

Here is a selection of the new medical titles that we have just put on the shelves, updated as of November 2013.

Attic Books New Arrivals - Medical (link to pdf)

Want to sell us books?

We are always buying books and antiques. We buy by appointment so call the store to set one up at 519-432-7277. Follow the link to know more about what we do and do not buy books.

Attic Books is Expanding

We have booths at Memory Lane (located at 1175 Hyde Park Road in London) and Southworks (located at 64 Grand Ave South in Cambridge). We have a variety of books as well as antiques in both locations. Please note that we do not buy items at these locations, only at our 240 Dundas Street, London, Ontario store.

We are also getting more and more antiques at the store. We'll be posting more information with pictures on the website.

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Looking for a book and want us to keep an eye out for it? Email us as much information about the book you are looking for at We'll check our stock and let you know if we have it.


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