Sorensen Books

#102 1029 View Street. Victoria BC. 
since 2005 

Tues-Sat 10-4:00

Ph 250.383.3215 or hit "contact us" button below 



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Appraisers and purchasers of fine quality books, art, photography, maps, prints and vintage postcards. 

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Consignments are considered for rare books and art. Please contact us for terms and further details   


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Books must be in good condition from scent free homes,clean and sound. We prefer to purchase collections on specific topics. Housecalls on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons by appointment. 

Sorensen Books est. 2005 (formerly Hawthorn Books est. 1985) is one of the oldest second-hand bookshops in Victoria BC. Sorensen Books sells new, used and rare books as well as old photos, postcards and ephemera. An open to the public shop with a strong focus on history and art. Cathy Sorensen has been working as a bookseller since 1993.

Sorensen Books is located at retail space #102 1029 View street between Vancouver and Cook in the Jukebox building. Parking is easier on Vancouver Street or on Yates though there are a few metered spaces on View street. 

Appraisal services available for insurance companies, probate, estate dispersal, and private collections. We also provide cataloguing services for organizations or individuals requiring a database of their inventory. 
For our rates please email 
want list:
-vintage and rare illustrated Childrens Books (Dulac, Rackham ) 
-small press
-fine bindings
Canadian Art
-Limners (books, art, pottery etc)
-special edtions & monographs 
Poetry broadsides
Indigenous Studies and Art Books
Esoteric & Tarot decks. 
Metaphysical and Theosophical
Historical papers
-Postcards pre 1950
-Photos and photo albums pre 1950
-BC historical photos and industry history. 
-Vintage greeting cards pre 1950
-Scrapbooks and autograph books
-Military letters, photos and diaries
Non Book Items pre 1950:
fountain pens, vintage pencils and pencil notebooks, bookends old contents of desks. Stamp books, ration cards, vintage bookmarks and decorative paper items such as vintage cards, playing cards, dance cards and bridge tally cards etc. cigarette cards and silks. 

please make an appointment for book sales and consignments, no drop ins. 
We acknowledge and give thanks to the Lekwungen People of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations on whose stolen lands and territory we live and work. We can do better and strive to help through book donations as well as donating important photos or archival materials we come across or donating funds when we are financially able.Acknowledging the past and action in the present and future is how our business wishes to go forward.  
We have a few featured new products online however our inventory is not online. Please contact us.
Used Books are currently not online. Please contact us.  



Looking for a specific book? 

Please email us your want list and we will check our shelves for you. In a book club? Send us your reading list for the year and we will contact you as the books on your list come in.  

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