About Us

In 1996, The Whirligig Books, Collectibles & Memorabilia opened its doors at 135 Water St. in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Betty & Bill Camp ran an amazing gem of a bookstore until 2011 when David Hill and Bernie Brown took over. This new incarnation eventually moved across the street to 138 Water St. until 2021. Bernie and David's version was as inviting and exciting as Betty & Bill's, but it soon became time for them to retire. In 2022, Trasie Sands reopened The Whirligig as The Whirligig Books, Music, & More. After a year in business, the decision was made to rename the store to Shorebound Books.

Used Books

Every genre, every sub-genre. Ask us about our buying cycle and what we are looking for. Trades are often welcome. Recycled books are environmentally friendly.

New Books

We keep a small selection of the latest and greatest--mostly concentrated in local interest and Canadiana. If we don't have it, we can often order it for you.

Rare Books

We have a wide array of rare, signed, and vintage books to peruse on your visit.

Music & Movies

We carry vinyl, CDs, and cassettes, DVDs and Blu-rays for your movie night.


142 Water Street
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0
(902) 707-READ

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