About Us


Iron Dog Books is a mobile bookstore owned and operated by Cliff and Hilary Atleo, based primarily at SFU Burnaby in Tsleil-Waututh, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Musqueam territories (metro Vancouver).

Centered on the core belief that books should be affordable and accessible, Iron Dog Books sells new and used fiction, non-fiction, children's and young adult books from a 2006 Freightliner step van that has been converted to a store front on wheels.  The shop also gratefully accepts donations of secondhand books, which allow Iron Dog Books to donate 20% of the retail value to rural and remote indigenous schools in Nuu Chah Nulth territory on the west side of Vancouver Island

As indigenous people (Nuu Chah Nulth/Tsimsian and Anishinaabe/Scottish) we care deeply about our home communities and strive always to move forward in a way that benefits our people and our environment.  Book ownership and reading are powerful tools for self-determination and engagement - we are so pleased that Iron Dog Books can be part of the next chapter of bookshops.