Bazaar of Books
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bazaar of Books specializes in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Canadiana, Ephemera.
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About Bazaar of Books
General used books, all subjects. A few limited and rare editions.
Biblio Member Since2020
Bazaar of Books
220 Jubilee Rd., Apt. 317Bridgewater , NS B4V 2A8 CAN
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Terms of sale for Bazaar of Books30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged. We will also refund purchases and shipping costs, if for a gift and the item arrived later than promised.
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Expedited mail includes tracking and up to $100. (CDN.) insurance; Standard mail has no tracking nor insurance. Estimated delivery times are the same for both.
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Interview with Paul Schwager of Bazaar of Books
- When did you get started in bookselling?
- I first worked at the Albert Britnell Book Shop, in Toronto, and later worked at an antiquartian bookseller as well. Between then and now I've worked in independent bookstores and a chain bookstore. Most recently I helped run an online shop, which also sold books. Now we're just focussing on books.
- What drew you to bookselling?
- I love to read, and I love buying and collecting books.
- Did you have any mentors in becoming a bookseller?
- I would say a couple of my employers who were bookstore owners taught me alot about the book business.
- What are your specialties as a dealer?
- No real specialties personally, but I like spy novels, and am interested in selling quirky, rare books.
- What's the most amazing book you've ever sold?
- I think that hasn't happened yet. First I would have to acquire what I would consider to be an "amazing" book.
- What is your favorite part of being a bookseller?
- When I was working in a regular bookstore, it was meeting interesting people from all over. Now, selling online, I would say it is the possibility of finding unusual and unique books to sell.
- Do you have an open storefront or have you in the past?
- No, never have. Thought about it though.
- If so, do/did you have any bookstore pets?
- What is the funniest / strangest / scariest thing that ever happened in your store?
- Had a bird fly in the open front door once. Took ages to shoo it out.
- What is your favorite bookshop (other than your own)?
- Probably one that's no longer in business (unfortunately), and it would be in Toronto. Several really, like Edward's Books, Writer's & Co., David Mirvish Books, and so on.
- What do you personally like to read? Collect?
- I'll read anything if it appeals to me. But, generally I buy mysteries (set in more exotic locales like Italy, Turkey, Scandinavia, etc.) and I buy monographs on artists and art criticism.
- What's your favorite book you personally own? Would you sell it, if the price were right?
- La Place de la Concorde Suisse by John McPhee. I read it again every once and awhile. There's just something about it, plus I like his writing and the subjects he chooses. No, I wouldn't sell it.
- What one book would you buy if price were no object?
- Don't have a specific one. It would probably be an artist's book that included original art work.
- If you were stranded on a desert island and could bring three books, what would they be?
- The Bible, the Complete Works of Shakespeare, and a graphic novel like The Complete Persepolis.