About Us

That Guy With the Books is an independently operated Canadian based antiquarian bookstore, opening its online doors in 2019 from out of Toronto.

I buy and sell scarce and unique texts of all topics and periods, with a particular focuse on early print from the 15th to 18th century. Religion, classics, history, poetry, and more, there is a wide variety of material available. 

I also buy and sell manuscripts of all kinds, with examples up to the 10th century, and occasional illuminated examples on parchment or vellum.

TGWTB is operated and managed independently by Toronto-based bookseller, buyer, and collector Zubairul Islam. As a high school library volunteer, he first developed his love for antiquarian print when he received a copy of GA Henty's The Dragon and the Raven, and from there continued to cultivate his interest in collecting, leading him to the establishment of the shop.

I hope to continue delivering with that drive and passion by helping you find the books you are looking for.

That Guy With The Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada, the Independent Online Booksellers’ Association, an affiliate of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and are bound by their ethical bookselling guidelines.