"In recent years and with time on my hands, I have re-discovered an old treasure in my
neighbouring city of Port Moody the 'Jolly Olde Bookstore. It is a wonderful, little
bookstore of second hand books piled high on the shelves and tumbling over into your
hands. Today, I purchased a portfolio of books, each a classic, beautifully bound,
illustrated and printed. It is my first set of Folio Society books and hopefully the beginning
of a larger collection. I am saving them for the Christmas season and looking forward
to a quiet reading time at home.
I often wonder how old bookstores will survive in years to come. There is so much
competition from online reading forums. I remind myself that I taught my children
to read from books and to experience reading together as a shared family value.
As they grew older, online education was also open to them, but first came traditional
books. I wanted to ensure that they knew about both learning environments and could
choose and compliment one with the other as they matured. This balance and
educational freedom is important.
Today, like my children, I spend much more time browsing the Internet. It is convenient,
fast-paced and immediately rewarding and I can do it all from my armchair. So why visit
my local bookstore? I do so because I treasure and value the experience. It is a special
place where I can explore and find hidden gems when I least expect it, in a less
structured and monitored environment. I often visit without a book in mind; simply to
browse, trace old and new authors or ask for recommendations. I have never
I am writing not just because I love to read, but to support and say thank you to the
many traditional bookstores that enrich our communities. We would miss them
greatly if they disappeared."
Jill G. Scott
POLICY: All prices quoted are in Canadian Dollars. All
books are subject to prior sale. Shipping charges are extra: in
Canada, $13.50 for the lst book, $4.50 for each additional book;
to the U.S., $16.50 for the lst book under 1 kg (just over 2 lb.),
larger books extra; other countries, $16.00 for the first book
under 1 kg., up to 2 kg. for $22.00. Insurance charges at cost.
Heavier books may require extra postage.
Canadian residents please add 5% GST. Payment may be made with
a personal or business cheque (Canada and U.S. only), money order,
bank draft, Visa card or Master Card. All items are returnable
in the same condition within l0 days of receipt; please advise us
in advance of any returns. Books will be held for two weeks;
if payment is not received within that time, the books will be
reoffered for sale.
I am no longer listing books for sale on any book-matching sites,
so my inventory is only available through this website or
through my open store, Jolly Olde Bookstore in Port Moody, B.C.