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John Thompson

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

John Thompson specializes in Scholarly & Academic, Science Fiction, Unusual Non Fiction, Vintage Paperbacks.

About John Thompson

I sell books in Winnipeg at various locations by renting table or booth space. For example at both universities, street festivals and the Fringe Festival. Also sell on various websites on the internet. I am gradually getting scans of all the books that I have listed. This will be an ongoing process and will take a while.

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John Thompson

P.O.Box 20271 RPO Westwood
Winnipeg, MB R3K 2E6 CAN
Phone: 204 837 8898

Terms of sale for John Thompson

If you wish to order directly from me, payment can be made by cheque, money order, VISA or Master Card. Cheques and money orders should be made payable to John Thompson, and U.S. cheques or money orders are no problem for my bank. Please note: Postal Money orders from the U.S. must be marked as International Money Orders (orange color). My bank will no longer accept those marked cashable in U.S. and possessions only (green color)! Please make sure you put sufficient postage on your letter, as the U.S. Postal Service does charge more for letters mailed to Canada. For credit card orders I need your card number, its expiry date and your name as it appears on the card. Credit card orders can then be shipped right away. Books may be returned for up to four weeks after purchase, if returned in the condition sent. Orders are usually sent no later than the next day after receiving payment, unless I'm unusually busy. Orders on the weekend are sent on Monday. Phone calls: If I am unavailable the answering machine will pick up on the 4th ring. I'm usually available from 6 to 9 PM central time, weekends included. The number is my home number as I have a home based business. I do check my email at least once a day, and I confirm all orders.

Tracking on orders is available, but within North America will cost anywhere from $15 to $25 for postage, and I rarely use it because I find buyers are reluctant to pay that.

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When did you get started in bookselling?
Around 1990.
What drew you to bookselling?
Collected comics as a teen, and still do, but I got interested in books as I got older. While a student in university I often consigned my old text books in at the student book exchange on campus. I got the idea one day that I could make some extra income on literature and classics that I find at garage sales and the like, and consign them. That is how I started selling books.
What are your specialties as a dealer?
Literature, classics, scholarly, unusual non fiction, vintage paperbacks.
What's the most amazing book you've ever sold?
Had a first edition of Homage to Catalona by Orwell in dust jacket which I went for a nice price some years ago.
What is your favorite part of being a bookseller?
Hunting for books and doing some sale events.
Do you have an open storefront or have you in the past?
What do you personally like to read? Collect?
Love reading, usually science fiction, fantasy, literature, some mystery or crime novels I collect certain vintage paperbacks, either of authors I like or of certain publishers. I also collect comics, those by Carl Barks and some silver age Marvel titles.
What's your favorite book you personally own? Would you sell it, if the price were right?
Hard to pick favorites, but I have the Ace Double of Junkie by William S. Burroughs, the first edition of his first book.
What one book would you buy if price were no object?
A British first edition of the first Harry Potter.