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September 22, 2020 Update

Dragonfly Books Anniversary Sale  20% off all books

October 1, 2, 3 Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10:30am – 4:00pm

Social distancing rules will apply


Our Hours are Monday to Saturday 10:30am to 4:00pm

We know that people are concerned with the spread of COVID-19. We are keeping up-to-date with current health measures and safety protocols to ensure the health of our staff and customers and we are taking steps to ensure the continued health and safety of everyone in our store. 

These include:

  • A plastic shield has been installed at our front counter to help separate staff and customers.
  • Cleaning all books that we purchase from our customers.
  • Having a bottle of Purell handy for use by staff and customers.
  • Increased frequency in our cleaning and disinfecting protocols on high use surfaces such as the door, counter and debit machine.
  • We also have disposable gloves if people don’t want to touch the books, we can then re-clean the ones they want to purchase.

If you would like to phone 250-478-0914 or email us dragonflybooks@shaw.ca we will pick out the books for you to pickup.

To check our inventory scroll to the bottom of our web site https://dragonflybooks.ca/ where you can look up a book by author and or title.

If you would like to see photos of some of the books go to https://www.abebooks.com/ under sellers and look up Dragonfly Books.

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

Adventure, Antiques & Collectibles, 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 glad we had some Lisa Jewell books for Megan.


Brianna and Daniel found a couple of books to buy and Brianna got herself a couple of scrunchies that Joanne’s daughter Jenny makes.

We now have local author Grace Bogaert’s books Shiver and The Girl from Mena Creek. ($15.00 ech)

SHIVER A supernatural thriller

Rescuers find five-year-old René frozen on the lake outside his family’s home. He is rushed to hospital where his body temperature is restored to normal and his heart starts pumping again. But he lingers in a coma. His parents, Anna and Xavier, pray for his recovery, but René’s doctors say there is no hope and recommend removing René from life support. In a last ditch effort to save her child, Anna begs her aunt, a native spiritualist, to perform a secret shamanic ritual, making a bargain with the spirit world to restore her son’s life. At first it seems that the ritual has not had any effect, but when the ventilator is switched off, the boy begins to breathe on his own and recovers fully. Anna is overjoyed, but unease soon clouds her happiness. She suspects a connection between her son’s revival and a serial killer she once helped go free. Strangely, the killer’s talisman, a carved figurine of a woodsman, keeps turning up—even after the object has been burnt in the fireplace—a sign of the persistence of evil and of the frightening odds Anna faces. Even though she knows the killer has since died, she feels his presence lurking everywhere, and she lives in trepidation, knowing his reign of terror is not over.

The Girl from Mena Chreek – An Australian love story inspired by true events at historic Paronella Park

 A debut novel by Victoria author Grace Bogaert

In 1927, Talia, a young Spanish girl, travels to Australia where her father has been eking out a living cutting cane.  After several years of bracing cyclones, disease, and poverty, Talia’s family moves again to another part of Far North Queensland. This time, they settle at Castillo Candela, the wealthy domain of fellow Spaniards, and life becomes a little easier.  It is also at this beautiful estate, nestled along Mena Creek, that Talia first meets Alwyn, a mixed race Aboriginal boy.  Initially, Talia finds him a little strange but after working side by side, she grows to understand him, and eventually to admire and love him.  But when she and Alwyn decide to get married, Talia is dismayed that her family will not allow it, even though Alwyn has proven his worth time and again.  In a desperate move to gain Talia’s parents’ approval, Alwyn joins the Australian forces in the battle of the Pacific, but soon disappears following his capture by the Japanese.

In her loneliness and despair of not knowing Alwyn’s whereabouts, Talia looks for solace in painting the landscapes of her adopted homeland, clinging to the hope that someday Alwyn will return.

So nice to meet Alana-Joy, Saatiljuu and Naaskuayakshilth.

Saatiljuu was happy to find the books The Black Canoe: Bill Reid And The Spirit Of Haida Gwaii, Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry and High Tied, Low Tide – A Shoreline Activity Book.


Nice to meet Weyla Roy from Necronomics. So glad we had a couple of books she wanted for her collection.


Thank you Jarret for the complements on how much you liked our store. Glad you found lots of books to read.

Busy day in the store!


Always nice to see my children Chris and Jenny.

Great to meet Shem, Seth and Emily 

Thank you Nevia for the painted rock

Les kindly donated some books. Great mask made by his wife Linda

Was nice to meet Guudang.naay Tlaats’iiga, she was so happy to find a book about her family – The Force Of Family: Repatriation, Kinship, And Memory On Haida Gwaii by Cara Krmpotich.

Great to meet Aja & Jessie, they are exploring the Island and having a great time.

It was nice to met Kathleen Tringham from Goldstream Distillery (http://goldstreamdistillery.com).

Kathleen gave us a bottle of their Golden hand sanitizer. So nice to have one that doesn’t dry your hands out! 

Always nice to see Auntie Dianne and Uncle Tom.

Local author Hugh Carter under the pseudonym of A. K. Knight has written a new thriller – Terrorists – Our Ultimate Fear ($8.50)