Dust Jacket Books And Treasures

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Our Store

Dustjacket Books and Treasures is located in a Mall in the heart of downtown Halifax Nova Scotia Canada and opened in 1996. We are located in the Maritime Mall which is on Barrington St. facing Spring Garden Road. We have an area of over 2000 square feet and carry a wide variety of Used books from recent best seller paperbacks to scarce hard to find hard covers. We also carry a few records and some collectibles. We do not specialize but have strength in books of the Atlantic Provinces, Military, Nautical, Gardening, crafts, fishing, cuisine and childrens.

Our Store Service


We have two full-time staff and take pride in providing service in the store by answering questions or helping people find the section or book they are looking for. Each of us are capable of answering any questions you may have but Renee is our specialist in recent bestselling authors, childrens' books and finding books in the store. Jeremy looks after our internet sales and is the packaging and shipping expert; he also handles most of the counter sales and telephone calls. Renee does the buying

Our internet service


We have been selling on the Internet since 1999 and now have approximately 20,000 titles listed which still only represents a small portion of our stock. We ship approximately 50 books per week internationally and are adding listings daily. All our prices on the internet are in US dollars however there is a link to a Currency Converter near the bottom of the last page of the checkout for the convenience of our customers. We monitor our internet service for inquiries during evenings and weekends so feel free to submit any questions.



We ship internationally using Canada Post and and USPS and  try to keep shipping costs at the actual cost of postage. Our quoted shipping prices are for books weighing between 500g and 1 kilo. For lighter books we can often reduce the cost of shipping and for heavier books we have to request increased shipping. We usually ship orders within 2 days of the order. Feel free to request a shipping cost quote prior to placing an order. Sample Rates are:
Under 500g $7.60 surf and $8.75 air.
0ver 500g < 1 kilo $10.75 surf and $12.75 air.

under 500g $8.00 surf and $16.50 air.
Over 500 < 1 Kilo $15.00 sur and $31.50 air.

Maritimes 8.45 US
Newfoundland 9.45US
Ontario / Quebec 8.50US
Praires (Manitoba, Sask, Alberta) 9.00 US
British Columbia 10.00 US
Northern Canada 15.50 US



We will accept returns within 20 days for any reason for a full refund of the book cost provided the book is returned in the same condition as sent. Reimbursement of shipping is dependent on the reason for the return.

Credit Card Processing:

Please note that credit cards are accepted. If using a credit card use the paypal option for payment method during checkout. When you are taken to the paypal page, you will then be able to select your credit card. (you do not need to have a paypal account) 

Purchasing Books


We are always interested in purchasing good quality books that we think we can resell. It is best to call first to arrange a time to bring in any books you may wish to sell. For large lots we are willing to do house calls.
We do not carry or puchase:
National Geographic after 1950
Readers Digest condensed books
adult magazines
most hard cover novels of recent bestsellers.

Visit us on Biblio for used, rare, and out-of-print books

Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@dustjacket.ca
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