Brown & Dickson Antiquarian Bookstore in London, Ontario, Canada
a used, rare, and collectible bookshop in London, Ontario


Johnny Cash/Saul Holiff Book Signing #JRMA
12:00 PM12:00

Johnny Cash/Saul Holiff Book Signing #JRMA

Come and meet author Julie Chadwick, and get her to sign a copy of her new book, The Man Who Carried Cash

The Man Who Carried Cash details the little-known relationship between Johnny Cash and Saul Holiff (a Londoner), who oversaw every aspect of Cash's career (and much of his personal life) for more than 13 years. They had a remarkable, fascinating relationship that was at times both volatile and affectionate and is extensively detailed through a vast archive of materials that were found in a storage locker after Saul committed suicide in 2005. The contents of the locker included hundreds of personal letters, audiotaped diaries and phone calls, original photos, gold records, clippings, booklets and posters.

Saul lived in Chadwick's hometown of Nanaimo when he died, and she was then the entertainment editor at the Nanaimo Daily News. She came across the story when Saul's son Jonathan completed a documentary about his father in 2012 called My Father and the Man in Black. 

The documentary will be screening at 7 pm after the signing, at the London Music Hall. Click here for details. 

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Fundraiser for Bread & Roses
to Apr 8

Fundraiser for Bread & Roses


Please take a moment a look at this. Our friends need your help. They are good people and essential to our community. They've been unjustly hurt and I am very mad about it. Please show your support, either by going in and buying a bunch of books or supporting this GoFundMe to help replace their window.

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2:00 PM14:00

Film Festival!


We are very pleased to share that on March 31st we will be holding our first ever literary film festival at our shop!

Good friend Sebastian DeTrolio (collector of 16mm movies, local superstar and all-around amazing person) will be on-hand all afternoon and deep into the evening with selections from his mammoth personal collection of original movies and documentaries screening films in our very own spooky basement! We are ecstatic about this and are very glad to have him here.

Sebastian will be bringing original films on (among other lit subjects) William Faulkner, b.p. Nichol, Beatrix Potter, Maurice Sendak, A.M. Klein, Mordecai Richler, W.O. Mitchell, Lorraine Hansberry, Emily Dickinson, and Dylan Thomas). So essentially to us this is the coolest thing in town.

Also to accompany this rogue's gallery of literary superstars we'll be having a 25% off sale on all Literature all day and night. So pile up on those books of poetry to impress your girlfriend/boyfriend m'dears.

Also, since it is Easter weekend we will also be having an Easter Egg hunt in the bookshop all day as well as free MINI-EGGS available to ALL WHO COME! So thank you for making the time to visit.

Hope to see you there!

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7:00 PM19:00

Cornelia Hoogland Reads Trailer Park Elegy at Brown and Dickson

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Please join us Monday night in our Christmas light lit basement for an intimate evening with Canadian poet Cornelia Hoogland as she reads from her latest work Trailer Park Elegy (Harbour Publishing, 2017). Cornelia's history with London is well known and beloved. We are very pleased to welcome her back. Please come and enjoy this night with us! Doors open at 6:30pm.

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10:00 AM10:00

Free Christmas Delivery Day!

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No time to shop? Have us bring the Christmas presents to you!

If you live in the London area, we will be delivering books to the region at NO COST. Let us know what you want. Pay by credit card, PayPal or e-transfer and have your books dropped off at your home or office on the last Friday before Christmas.

We will make sure your books are in perfect shape, dry and ready to wrap for the holidays. 

Keep an eye on our postings for gift ideas, check our website, or choose from some of the great new local history titles released this year, including our own London: 150 Cultural Moments, Jennifer Grainger's From the Vault and the beautiful McIntosh Gallery book, Behind the Lines about WWI and WWII. 

Merry Christmas!

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to Nov 12

Zodiac Book Club & Screening


Join the Forest City Murderinos for this Book Club and Screening! From 7-8 we will have a roundtable discussion about Robert Graysmith's books Zodiac and Zodiac: Unmasked. 

At 8 pm, we will watch Tom Hanson's 1971 film The Zodiac Killer, which was show in San Francisco in hopes of catching the Zodiac. This will be followed by David Fincher's masterpiece Zodiac, starring Jake Gyllenhall, Robert Downey Jr., and Mark Ruffalo. 

The event is free. We will provide stacking chairs, but feel free to bring your own seating or cushions. BYOB.

Click here for the Facebook Event. 

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7:00 PM19:00

WordsFest: Brown & Dickson Presentation


Words is pleased to welcome booksellers and authors, Vanessa Brown & Jason Dickson, who will talk about their new book, London: 150 Cultural Moments

Vanessa Brown & Jason Dickson Present, London: 150 Cultural Moments
November 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Museum London, Centre Gallery

Click here for the Facebook Event. 

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to Nov 5

Souwesto Book Expo 2017

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Join us at Museum London for the 2017 Souwesto Book Expo! We will be selling books on Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 2 pm. 

Click here to see the Facebook Event. 

Meet local and visiting authors, discover literary work in a range of genres from loyalist histories to murder mysteries, and learn from a number of writing and publishing workshops - this is the Souwesto Book Expo!

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