books, lists, and catalogues
On Friday, December 6th, we'll be open 9:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Welcome to Volume One Books Online
Extended Christmas Hours
9:30 to 8pm
Friday, December 6th & 13th
Monday, December 16th through Friday the 20th
Monday the 23rd
11am to 5pm on Sunday, December 22nd
9:30 to 4pm on December 24th and 31st
CLOSED on December 24th, 25th and January 1st.
Monday - Saturday 9:30-5:30
Your favourite independent bookstore celebrates over
40 years in the Cowichan Valley!
Volume One opened its doors in 1972 and has been a focal point of downtown Duncan ever since. Under the ownership of Garry MacGregor and Janice Hayward, our bookstore offers a wide selection of new and bargain books as well as an extensive children's section. We love to unite the right book with the right person so feel free to ask our knowledgeable staff for assistance.
For over forty years, our customers have been making this store possible but more than this, you have actually created the store. We thank all of our wonderful customers for shopping locally and for choosing to let us be a part of your lives.
View our Christmas Newsletter
Come into the store for a visit and pick up a printed copy,
or download a PDF version by clicking HERE
You can shop online AND shop locally at the same time. You can search, reserve and order books from our website at your convenience. Just log in and start up your account. Your books will be set aside at our bookstore ready for you the next time you're downtown. It's easy and you don't have to pay until you pick up your books.
Mark Twain said, “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”