[Burton Lysecki Books]
Burton Lysecki Books is co-owned and operated by Burton Lysecki and Karen Sigurdson.
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About US

[First Nations Alcove]

We buy and sell quality, used books--out-of-print, rare, vintage, antiquarian, recent, fine bindings, paperbacks, huge coffee table books and tiny miniatures.

We specialize in Manitoba history, Western Canada, First Nations, Fur Trade history and Canadian Military and we also stock a wide range of other topics such as New Age, Occult, Philosophy, Eastern Religions, Art, Alternative Medicine, fiction, cooking.... We have the classics in every category.

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Shop With Confidence at lysecki.com

[Burton at work]


In 1992 Burton decided to take his Osborne Street bookshop online and was one of the first Canadian antiquarian bookdealers to recognize the importance of Internet commerce in the used book trade. He's already invested years to work out many of the bugs that plague new cyberspace storefronts.


When you shop at lysecki.com you can expect:

Burton Lysecki is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada (ABAC/ALAC) which is affiliated with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Karen Sigurdson is currently an associate member. The League represents 2,000 booksellers in 30 countries and enforces a binding code of practice on all members.

Click here to go to ILAB

Click here to go to ABAC

Standardized Catalog Descriptions

At Burton Lysecki Books, we try very hard to provide accurate and consistent descriptions of our listed books. Our catalog entries contain detailed information about the publication, the contents and the condition of the book.

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Shipping and Handling

[Shipping and handling]We want our books to arrive at your door in the same condition that they left our shop and we want you to have them as quickly as possible. All books prepared for shipment are first double wrapped in plastic and paper. Then they are placed in custom-made cardboard boxes and held immobile with shock absorbent packing material to prevent crushing and bumping.

Canadian orders are packed and shipped by Canada Post within 24 hours of receiving payment. American and most international orders are mailed regularly from Pembina, North Dakota by USPS. Your payment confirmation will indicate your shipping date.

Our shipping charges are listed in the table below. Prices are in US dollars.

Note: Shipping rates for overweight or oversize books may vary. Priority rates to some destinations may be higher.
Regular Destination First Book Each Extra Book Estimated Arrival Time in Business Days
Canada 12.25 3.00 5-14 days
U.S. 7.65 3.00 4-14 days
International 17.50 varies 6-21 days
Priority Canada 16.50 varies 2-3 days
U.S. 10.25 4.25 3-10 days
International 17.50 varies 4-14 days

Shipping and handling rates to some international destinations will vary. Please ask about our shipping and handling options when you order.

Would you like insurance? To see our rates, click the button below.

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Fast, Friendly Service

When you email or phone us at the shop, you can be sure to receive prompt attention. We check our email several times a day and we respond immediately to orders. We will let you know by email as quickly as possible whether or not your book is available. We think our catalog entries provide complete, accurate and up-to-date information but we always welcome further inquiries about our books.