New Books

We sell every genre of book, and can pre-order too. While you’re in, you can pick up the rest of your favourite author’s collection too. Visit or call us today for more information!

Used books

One of the largest collections of used books in the lower mainland, we are located in the heart of Downtown Abbotsford, only minutes from the highway.

New Records

That’s right! You can find new records from Radiohead, Lana Del Ray, and more. If you don’t see it here, feel free to ask us to order it in for you!

Used Records

Records that span every genre, decade, and even rare gems you won’t find anywhere else. We are adding more weekly and would love you to check them out!

Say goodbye to the heat this summer, because we now have air conditioning! You can feel free to browse as long as you like without overheating, and just know that our basement is even cooler than before so record-browsing will be a breeze!ice

Welcome to Hemingway’s New & Used Books AND Records!


We are one of Western Canada’s largest bookstore for quality new and used books as well as out-of-print and antiquarian books with nearly 8,000 square feet of retail and online inventory. We are located in the heart of historic downtown Abbotsford, British Columbia. If you want to visit us, our “How to Find Us” link gives you a printable map of our location. To phone or email us, click the “Contact Us” button at the top of the page.

Recently we added Records, and the collection grows daily. We have newly pressed Vinyl from all of your favourite artists, as well as originals dating back for decades, from every genre.

Our new and used book collection currently contains nearly 200,000 titles. We cover over 100 categories including: undergraduate level literature, history, philosophy and military history; children’s literature (both contemporary and vintage); Canadiana, particularly Western Canada and 1st Nations History; Science Fiction and Fantasy; dozens of self-help subject areas, metaphysical and religious subjects; art, photography, crafts;gardening, do-it-yourself, automotive, woodworking; plus a host of non-fiction subjects ranging from biography and true crime to sports and music.

Have books sitting in boxes or lying ignored on shelves? Check our “Books We Trade” or “Books We Buy” links for an updated list of books we need in our store. There are thousands of titles on our lists, so there’s a great chance you have something of value.

We give you 50% of our resale value in store credit! We also pay 35% of our resale value in cash for many items. Check our lists and give us a call.


Our TOP 10 list:

  • Current Youth and Teen Bestsellers
  • Current Literature Bestsellers
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Military Fiction Series
  • Kids Easy Readers and Picture Books
  • Military History
  • Philosophy
  • Mysteries and Thrillers
  • First Nations and Canadian History
  • Recent Bestsellers in pocketbook format


If you have books for sale or trade just click our “Books We Buy” or our “Books We Trade” buttons. Here we explain our purchase and book trade policies as well as listing the books we are currently looking for.


For Large collections call Dave!

(604) 855-1894