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About Black's Fine Books and Manuscripts

Welcome to Black's Fine Books and Manuscripts! We are an online antiquarian bookshop based in The Heart of the Continent (Winnipeg, MB). Serving chiefly archival and institutional clients as well as the general public we actively buy and sell rare and out-of-print books, ephemera, personal archival collections.Our particular areas of interests are Indigenous Studies, Canadian History, Personal Letters and Correspondence, Postcards and other Ephemeral Items.We buy books in Canada, the U.S., and Europe. When feasible we will travel to view collections of interest, particularly in areas of our specialization. We are also active in appraising collections of university archives, other institutions, and individuals.By appointment only. Curated lists periodically issued.

Terms of sale for Black's Fine Books and Manuscripts In respect to items purchased from us over the internet, our Terms of Sale are as follows:

1) We are professional booksellers and adhere to the standards of our professional associations, both in terms of describing books and offering redress in case of a discrepancy.

2) The prices of all material offered for sale on our web site, or on the databases to which we subscribe, are net in US dollars, and each item is subject to prior sale. Normally payment in full must be received before an item will be shipped. If sending a cheque, money order, or purchase order, it is advisable to contact us first to request that the book be reserved for you pending receipt of payment.

3) Payment to Black's Fine Books and Manuscripts may be made by cheque drawn on a US or Canadian bank; bank draft; credit card (MasterCard, VISA, AMEX, or Diner's Club); or by PayPal (our PayPal ID is our email address: mail@blacksbooks.ca).

Please note that we reserve the right to delay shipment of any book paid for by cheque, until the cheque has cleared the payer's bank account. If paying by money order, please make sure that you purchase a form of money order which may be cashed in Canada (i.e., an international money order).

4) Payment with order, please. We do not send any item out on approval unless prior arrangements have been made. Legitimate book dealers, with whom we have established a reciprocal arrangement, and any member of the ABAC, ABAA, ABA, or an ILAB-affiliated national organization, may apply for a trade discount on any proposed purchase. Canadian purchasers will be charged GST. Known academic institutions, or libraries, may be billed upon receipt of a purchase order.
5) Any item purchased from Black's Fine Books and Manuscripts is returnable (postpaid) to us within seven days of receipt, if it is found to be substantially different than as described. However, we guarantee any item we sell to be authentic as to provenance, or state of issue (i.e. if we claim a book is a first edition, we guarantee it to be such). If our description of a book in regard to provenance or state of issue is in error, it may be returned to us (with prior notice, please) for refund within one year of purchase.
We do offer a layaway arrangement on more expensive items: generally where the purchase price exceeds $1,000. Typically, the purchaser should offer to us a down payment and propose acceptable terms of payment. We do not charge interest on payments made according to such an agreement. The item being purchased will be shipped upon receipt of payment in full. If payment is not made in accordance with the terms of the layaway arrangement, then the deposit and any payments will only be refunded after we have re-sold the item in question, and deducted our re-selling costs (if any).

We can provide digital photographs or scans, sent as .jpeg attachments, of any item in stock. In making such a request, please be as specific as possible as to the views you would like to receive. Please bear in mind that it is not practical for us to provide photos to people doing research, or seeking to compile a library of digital images, and that we are less inclined to send photos of an inexpensive book (due to the time and effort it requires), in the absence of a demonstrable need or reason on the part of the would-be purchaser.


Please send any further questions by email to: mail@blacksbooks.ca


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Black's Fine Books and Manuscripts specializes in Archival Materials, Canadian History, Ephemera, History, Indigenous Studies, Leatherbound, Letters & Postcards, Literature, Rare And Out-Of-Print

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  • Black's Fine Books and Manuscripts
    PO BOX 411
    101-478 River Ave
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0B3 CAN
  • Biblio member since: 2019-02-07
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  • Phone number: 2042501261