Established in 1984, S.W. Welch Bookseller is one of Montréal's most respected literary landmarks. In March of 2007 we moved to our current location, 225 St-Viateur West in Montreal's Mile-End district, after many years on The Main (St-Laurent). We're open seven days a week, usually until late at night. When in Montreal, come and pay us a visit!

The store from the inside out
Our new storefront on Saint-Viateur West

We have a diverse stock of used and antiquarian books. One can find interesting material in such areas as:

Literature Art
Humour Art History
Transportation Mystery
Science Fiction Games
Philosophy Canadiana
Religion History
D.I.Y Sports
Psychology Poetry
Fantasy Design
Sexuality ... and more


Shop Terms

The store from the inside out
The old storefront on Saint-Laurent street
We accept orders from all around the world. Drop us a line at 514-848-9358 or e-mail us at to enquire after a specific book. Please note the following:

  • Payment is in U.S. dollars. Visa, Mastercard or cheques are accepted.
  • Canadian customers are welcome to pay in converted Canadian dollars, please add 6% G.S.T.
  • Institutions may request deferred billing
  • Shipping and insurance are extra
  • The books will be shipped on receipt of payment
  • Items offered are subject to prior sale
  • Any item may be returned within seven days for credit or refund
  • Reciprocal terms to the trade

Contact Us

To be frank, we prefer that you just swing by. After all, how do you know what you're looking for until you make a pass through the stacks? If, however, you insist on writing or calling...

The store from the inside out
Looking out from the back of the shop 
S.W. Welch Bookseller
225 Saint-Viateur West
Montreal Quebec
H2T 2L6

Stephen Welch & Beany Peterson


S.W. Welch
The Biggest Bookseller in Canada

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Member, Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of Canada (ABAC/ALAC)

Member, Confrérie de la Librairie Ancienne du Québec (CLAQ)

Finding Your Way

Located just one block east of the Avenue du Parc, we're a one minute walk (ten minutes, if you stop for bagels) from what is likely the fastest, most reliable bus route in the city: the number 80 du Parc. The 80 leaves several times per hour from the Place-des-arts Metro on the Green line. Just jump off at Saint-Viateur - you'll see the YMCA on your left if you're heading North.

Area map
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