About Us

We are used book sellers and writers working from a brick and mortar store and bookmobile in London, Ontario, Canada. The books we love are uncommon and charming: offbeat pulps, fine literature, artist's books, local history, counterculture, quirky non-fiction, rare scholarly books, and comix. We carry a good number of these titles as well as a great selection of general books as well.

Our brick-and-mortar is located at the Vintage Showcase (1025 Elias Street) a collection of fine vintage dealers. We share our space with the excellent vintage furniture dealer Back to the Fuchsia and vintage clothing dealer The Sentimentalist, two businesses that are definitely worth a visit in you are in the area.

Our bookmobile travels around our city and province visiting festivals, events, local fairs, markets, and literary readings. Some of these events we throw ourselves, some are larger events (organized by other passionate people) such as the Eden Mills Writers Festival. Our bookmobile's travels are posted on our Instagram.

We offer a newsletter as well (worth getting just for our cheeky essays) that announces where we will be in the coming weeks and months. New arrivals and shop events are also shared in this newsletter.

Altogether we're busy, dedicated folks, and are always ready to hear from readers, book collectors, event organizers, or eager arties looking for a place to call home. Mostly, we just love books a tonne and want to share that mutual love with you.

Please do drop us a line if you're interesting in learning more. And do say hello if you're in the neighbourhood!

A freelance writer, editor and local historian, Vanessa Brown is the author of The Grand Old Lady: A History of Hotel London and (written with Jason) London: 150 Cultural Moments which was published by Biblioasis in 2017. Her latest book, The Forest City Killer, was published by ECW Press in 2019.

Jason Dickson has been a used and antiquarian bookseller for the last twenty-five years. His book London: 150 Cultural Moments (written with Vanessa) was published by Biblioasis in 2017. He's the author of three spooky ghost stories (all published by Bookhug) as well as curator of the retrospective exhibition Raw spotlighting the extraordinary work of xerox/zine/print artist Michael Bidner. His most recent title The Demon Book was published by Baseline Press in 2021.

Brown and Dickson is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada.