About Us

Welcome to Murdoch's Bookshoppe!

From April of 1993 until June of 2013, we operated a 'bricks and mortar' store from the same location in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada. Our service is now provided through the internet and, as we have listed only a small portion of our inventory, we welcome your queries by email, post, or phone. Your options can be found on the Contact Us page.

You may also view and search our inventory listed in $US on the Advanced Book Exchange (ABE) together with a wide variety of Catalogues arranged by Topic. Click Here.

We look forward to having the opportunity to assist in building your collection!  Open by appointment if you live nearby or are traveling through the lower mainland of B.C, We still hope to create the serendipity of discovering a book you didn't know existed and always welcome your queries. "All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hour, and the books of all time." (John Ruskin, Sesame and Lilies).

We have a strong collection of Canadiana in general, including First Nations material, as well as titles on the history of British Columbia. You will also find in our collection First Editions, signed copies, military history, poetry and, of course, rare books. In the final analysis, book browsing and collecting should be enjoyable, whether you are seeking an antiquarian title or staple-bound ephemera of local history. We look forward to having the opportunity to be of service!

To share in some of our history please view the images below.

A Photographic Journey Through Murdoch’s Bookshoppe

Rick Antonson

July 14, 2012 at the Canadian Book Launch of Route 66

15th Anniversary Image 1
15th Anniversary Image 2
15th Anniversary Image 3

Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary with Family and Friends, April 2008

Mayor James Atebe
Mayor James Atebe

Mayor James Atebe, 2008 and Mayor Ted Adlem, 2013

Store Closes

The End of an Era, Our Store Closes after 21 Years, June 2013

Our Friends

Our Friends, the Nanai from Russia, and Rene Inkster, Métis Educator, October 28, 2009

Vancouver Book Fair Image 1
Vancouver Book Fair Image 2
Vancouver Book Fair Image 3

The Vancouver Book Fair, 2010, 2012, 2013

Vancouver Book Fair Image 4

Part of our Display, The Vancouver Book Fair 2014

The Book Nook Image 1
The Book Nook Image 2
The Book Nook Image 3

And Now, Our New Home
The Book Nook

Canadian Book Launch

With the co-authors of Slumach’s Gold
Mary Trainer, Rick Antonson and Brian Antonson
At the Canadian Book Launch, October 2007

Ron Bakker

And in Honour of all Bookmen, our colleague Ron Bakker,
Taken too long ago on a Book Scouting Journey