Welcome to Bailey the Book Man!
Our shop is located in St. Albert, Alberta. Tall shelves, full of (mostly) hardcover books, fill our modest space making for some interesting twists and turns to explore.
We specialize in SIGNED books of all types with a variety of out-of-print and one-of-a-kind titles, including fiction, science fiction, fine bindings, mystery, biography,
poetry and military history. We also carry a large inventory of Canadian and local (Alberta) history.
We provide evaluations for insurance purposes, estate settlements and “down sizers”. Book binding and book repair services are also available at the shop in St. Albert
and we're available for evening appointments.
I love everything about books! When I opened Bailey Books (used and out of print) it was a dream come true. For my wife too, because she finally got me and all my book stuff out of the house! I have a passion for searching for books, buying books, selling books, trading books and even making books! I’ve studied at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, Colorado the past few years learning the craft.
So now I can create fine leather bindings (not quite a master binder just yet, but working on it), and I do repairs on books that have been in the family for generations or read to pieces and need a little TLC.
There is not much I’d rather be doing than spending time in the book store, surrounded by the sights and awesome aroma of old books and talking to fellow book lovers. There aren’t many of us left so come visit, browse and enjoy a trip back in time to an “old school” bookstore.
Can’t wait to meet you!