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Welcome to Hemingway’s New & Used Book

This Remembrance day, we are honouring a BC war hero…

John N. Smith, a longtime friend of Hemingway’s Books passed away last month and we acquired his personal book collection.

Mr. Smith was shot down twice as a navigator in the RAF and survived a crash landing as well. For his first ditching he received the coveted Gold Fish medal for an airman who was rescued from the English Channel during the war. He was rescued by the French Underground during his second downing.

We will have copies of his military records included in each of his books (many of which he signed). We are hoping to be able to include in this a copy of his Gold Fish medal certificate.

Among the collection are many WWI and WWII titles including a 1939 hardcover (in dustjacket) of the English version of Mein Kampf (My Struggle), an autobiography by Adolf Hitler of his early years and ideas during his rise to power. Mr. Smith read this book before deciding to enlist.

Mr. Smith joined the RCAF in 1939, but a training prank saw him expelled from flight school. Determined to fly, he then made the perilous journey to Britain and joined the RAF as a bomber navigator. His numerous books about the Battle of Britain and the RAF were among his most cherished possessions.

This collection goes on sale Tuesday, November 11 as part of our Remembrance Day celebration. We will feature the Smith collection in our New Arrival section upstairs until the end of the month.

We invite you to come down to the store starting this Tuesday to browse the collection — and share the memory of this remarkable Canadian.

 

 

 

CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBCAST VIDEO SERIES. DAVE TALKS ABOUT THE STORE, SERVICES AND MORE. IF YOU HAVE ANY WEBCAST IDEAS, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT DAVE AT ‘HEMIBOOKS@YAHOO.COM’


DAVE’S STORY AND THE ‘EBOOK’ EFFECT


WHY THE EXPANSION?


SERVICES HEMINGWAY’S PROVIDES FOR THEIR CLIENTS


RECORD SELECTION AT HEMINGWAY’S


TEEN AND YOUTH BOOK SELECTION AT HEMINGWAY’S


NON FICTION BOOKS


DAVE’S PURCHASE AND TRADE PROGRAM


REASONS TO GO TO HEMINGWAYS BOOKS

We now have twitter! It features updates on daily new stock,  current promotions and interesting tid-bits for all book lovers! Follow us @hemibooks!

 

The basement is up and running! We have more categories down there now and vinyl as well. We have something for everyone on your Christmas list! If you’re looking for a book we can order them new as well! Just give us a call or an email! 604-855-1894 or hemibooks@yahoo.com 

 

 

The Basement’s History

Over the past 82 years Hemingway’s basement has been many things, it was once a liquor store, a grocery store, an auto-body shop and even a thrift shop. More recently it was home to our online inventory but now after 2 years of planning the lower floor is now retail space. And it is open to the public! It’s home now to most of our non-fiction categories like; art, military history, Canadian history, British Columbia History and many, many more. We’ve kept the lower floor very historic, with the original posts, the refurbished but still original stairs and even old Clayburn brick in some parts. It’s still a work in progress but right now it’s looking great!

The lower floor is looking sharp and just waiting for you to explore it! There are hundreds of previously unseen titles. There’s something for everyone down there.

The stairs

The stairs are looking fantastic.

Hemingway’s is now selling vinyl! Stop by and check them out! 

As of early Novemeber Hemingway’s is now selling records! Check out our “records news” post for more information!

Hundreds of vinyl and more to come!

WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK:

Monday- Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Stat Holidays: 12:00pm to 4:00pm

We only close on Christmas Day!

We also have CONVENIENT PARKING BEHIND THE STORE. (Take the lane down from Montrose, then come up the stairs and through the backdoor–it is always unlocked!) Check out the video on where to park for more information!

If you want to visit us, our “How to Find Us” link gives you a printable map of our location.

We are renovating our basement and we’ll be posting videos as we go along. Here’s a clip of store owner, Dave Kyle, talking about the changes we’ll be making.

Stay tuned for more videos and check out our Facebook!

Our 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:

  • Teen Paranormal
  • Adult Paranormal
  • Current literature bestsellers
  • Military Fiction Series
  • Teen and Tween Fantasy Series
  • Military History
  • Philosophy
  • Recent Science Fiction/Fantasy pocketbooks
  • 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.