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W. Fraser Sandercombe

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

W. Fraser Sandercombe specializes in Fantasy, Historical Adventure, Horror, Literature, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, Signed Books.

About W. Fraser Sandercombe

We are primarily an Internet-only bookstore, selling on-line through and various other sites for the lasttwenty years; our shop can, however, be visited by appointment - and local people are encouraged to call. We specialise in First Editions and collectible books (and usually have around 500 signed editions in stock at any given moment) ranging through most of the genres: Fantasy; Horror; Science Fiction; Mysteries; and a good selection of Literature; Historical Adventure; History; Outdoors; True Crime; and Assorted Non-fiction. We stock roughly 9000 books and add to our catalogues regularly.

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W. Fraser Sandercombe

1293 Headon Rd
Burlington, ON L7M 1S3 CAN
Phone: 905 332 0050

Terms of sale for W. Fraser Sandercombe

Credit card orders may be made directly or either through Paypal or through Personal cheques or International (outside Canada) money orders made payable to W. Fraser Sandercombe. Within Canada, e-mail money transfers work out just fine. All prices are in U.S. dollars. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may (on rare occasions) contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. Books are usually mailed within two business days of receiving payment. If you decide, for any reason, you don\'t want the book after all, you may contact us within one week and we\'ll arrange a return. Drop-ships are welcomed but no refunds can be given on a book sent to a third party.

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Interview with W. Fraser Sandercombe of W. Fraser Sandercombe

When did you get started in bookselling?
What drew you to bookselling?
I was living from painting to painting and magazine article to magazine article when I realized I knew enough about books that I could actually turn my love for them into money. So I did.
Did you have any mentors in becoming a bookseller?
Leonard Shoup.
What are your specialties as a dealer?
Fantasy, science fiction, horror and most other fictional genres.
What's the most amazing book you've ever sold?
Either the complete set of Perry Rhodan books - twice. Or A Star's Progress by Katherine Everard, more commonly known as Gore Vidal.
What is your favorite part of being a bookseller?
It's like Christmas every day. You never know what might be coming your way.
Do you have an open storefront or have you in the past?
What is your favorite bookshop (other than your own)?
Endless Shores in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.
What do you personally like to read? Collect?
These days, for reading, mostly action adventure, Lee Child, Robert Crais, Michael Connolly, James Lee Burke, et cetera. For collecting, nice editions of really good fantasy.
What's your favorite book you personally own? Would you sell it, if the price were right?
A second edition of The Lord of the Rings. Sure, I would sell it.
What one book would you buy if price were no object?
A first edition of Huckleberry Finn, the one printed in Canada before the U.S. publisher could release it.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could bring three books, what would they be?
October Country by Ray Bradbury, Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway, and The Lord of the Rings.