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We sell good quality used books, as well as new books from Heritage Group Distribution and by local authors.

Adventure, Antiques & Collectables, Biography, Business, Canadiana, Children, Christian, Colouring Books, Craft Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Gardening, Health & Diet, Historical, Literature, Mystery, New Age, Non-Fiction, Paranormal, Religion, Romance, Self-help, Science Fiction, Text Books, Travel, True Crime, War, Westerns, Youth. There is something for everyone.

Dragonfly Books is Victoria’s (Westshore) hidden gem where you will find a great selection of quality used books, local authors and best sellers. Browse through over 14,000 quality used books of all types. We also carry a few new books and local author books.

If we can’t find what you are looking for we will add you to our request list and let you know when the book comes in!

When ordering books from our web site payment must be made via bank e-transfer or in person as we only accept cash or Interact.

If you wish to use a credit card to purchase books from us, please see the link below to take you to our inventory listed with AbeBooks.com.



So many people, so much fun!

Thank you to our family, fiends and customers for making our 11th Anniversary Sale such a success.




Sandy Cumberland – Circling Butterfly ($15.00)

We now have local author Sandy Cumberland’s book Circling Butterfly.

Madama Butterfly. The heartbreaking tale of love and loss. Even the non-opera-goers amongst us can name that one, and, if pushed, can probably come up with a close approximation of the story. But… What about the stories around Butterfly. See our Local Author page for a full description of Sandy’s book.


 

Heather Ball – The June Bug Catcher ($21.00 each)

The June Bug Catcher is a novel about a young woman in search of herself. Emma Drei thought she had a sparkling future awaiting her. Her adoring fiancé seems keen to build with her a life of fulfilled dreams. That is, until an unexpected development throws a painful wrench into these plans, leaving Emma shattered. Yet, life can turn on a dime, as Emma learns when she makes an impulsive decision to leave her native Victoria, BC, home and seek a fresh start in Australia. Her bold move Down Under delivers all manner of unexpected pleasures to her reinvented life, including friendships, romance, and a new appreciation for God. Here is a story about second chances, and the way a new life can rise out of the ashes of lost opportunities. Journey with Emma into enormous adventures in a spectacular physical environment, exploring the fresh bliss found as much in her relationships as in her faith.


Mei-Li Lee – Potlatch Blanket for a China Man ($19.95 each)

Mei-Li Lee is a first generation Chinese-Canadian. Her father immigrated from China to Canada at the beginning of the twentieth century and was forced to pay the discriminatory Head Tax. Her mother did not leave China until 1948 when the Exclusion Act was repealed and less restrictive entry of Chinese into Canada permitted. Potlatch Blanket for a China Man is Mei-Li’s debut story. She lives with her family in Victoria, BC


Joanne’s son Chris came to visit and couldn’t resist a Garflield book!


Local author Ron North’s new book Building Inspector Memories ($19.99)

What’s It Like To Be A Building Inspector. Read About The Funny, Scary Or Just Plain Weird Things That Happen To Inspectors.


So nice of Jack Knox to come into the store and sign a couple of his books for us.


Karen L. Adams – Woman in Scarlet ($20.00 each)

An inspirational memoir of one woman’s 28-year journey from aspirations of becoming one of the first female officers within the fabled Royal Canadian Mounted Police, to overcoming the harsh realities of discrimination, injustice and personal violation.


Shirley Wilde – Secrets of Gracefield Manor ($19.95 each)

Secrets of Gracefield Manor by local author Shirley Wilde. An account of the history of the Grace House on Duke Road.

What is a Southern Plantation Colonial doing in a rural area just outside Victoria, BC in the Municipality of Metchosin? This house, and the original owners, have been a mystery to many people since it was built in 1942–43. Who were the people that built the house on 74.5 acres of sea view property? Were they really Americans from Chicago? What was their background (history)? Were they a wealthy family fleeing from Chicago, a city that had a long history of organized crime? Gracefield Manor has been a house of great interest since it was built. In later years it has been referred to as “The Haunted House” because of its rundown condition and the overgrown fields. The condition of this house sent a message that no one lived here but Mrs. Grace did. This old house has been restored by the current owner, who is the second owner, and who won an award from the Heritage Society for restoring the house and returning the land to a working farm. Gracefield Manor is listed as a Heritage House in the Municipality of Metchosin, BC. It is the private residence of the current owner.


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