Philip Roy's Books Sold Here!

Durham, Canada · 244 Sales

Announcement   If you would like a book or books signed, please specify the name of the individual, group or organization. Please note: When more than 1 book has been ordered, we always strive to refund shipping overage fees.


Last updated on Aug 4, 2017

If you would like a book or books signed, please specify the name of the individual, group or organization. Please note: When more than 1 book has been ordered, we always strive to refund shipping overage fees.

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Signed Books Sold Here!

It seemed only logical to offer at least one option for people to buy our books directly--and have them signed! So lo and behold, etsy. com has been the solution! There is still a rather rich story that we intend to share about our business, but suffice it to say for now that we are indeed a family business, and we work very hard at what we do, each and every day....

(Please note: If you'd prefer not to purchase our books through this site, but still wish to buy signed copies directly from us, please e-mail us at lmerl128 [!at] We can accept cheques through the mail, e-mail transfers, (EMT), as well as credit card transactions using a Square Reader. You can also find out more about us, as well as our books, through our website: Happy reading to all!) :)

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  • Philip Roy

    Owner, Author

    Philip is from Antigonish, Nova Scotia. His love for the ocean led to the Submarine Outlaw series. He lives in Ontario with his family. Awards include first prize in the Atlantic Writing Competition, and CLA, Red Maple & Silver Birch nominations.

  • Leila Merl

    Owner, Agent

    Leila is Philip's publicist and wife. A former high school English teacher, Leila is also a poet. Leila is always happy to correspond with fans, and she strives to send out orders with lightning speed (despite Canada Post's "alternate" timetable!) :)

  • Ollie, "the Second Wonder Cat"

    Customer Service, Owner

    Ollie, (a.k.a. Oliver) is Fritzi, the original Wonder Cat's successor. Much like his beloved predecessor, Ollie is quite an intrepid traveller by car. He is also equally gifted at leaving paw prints on books and mailing supplies.

  • Wee One 1

    Owner, Assistant

    This is our first little guy, Julian. He LOVES books, the alphabet, animals, and drawing. Seas of South Africa was dedicated to him, and he is quite gifted at intervening whenever Mommy is typing, writing, or putting packages together! :)

  • Wee One 2

    Owner, Assistant

    This is our Little Eva. Eco Warrior was dedicated to her, and we suspect, through her keen powers of observation as well as her aptitude for listening closely, that she will one day be a writer, poet and/or musician, (but only time will tell!) :)

Shop policies

Last updated on August 4, 2017
Welcome to Philip Roy's Books!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Our preferred method of payment is the major credit card of your choice or Paypal. We will also accept a personal cheque or money order drawn from a Canadian or United States bank. Cheques can be made out to Philip Roy. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 48, Durham, Ontario, N0G 1R0, Canada. Five working days is normally required for clearance of a Canadian cheque. Traditionally, it takes ten working days for a US cheque to clear. If you wish to order DIRECTLY through us, (i.e. not via, we can also accept e-mail transfers, cheques through the mail, and even credit card transactions over the phone using a Square Reader. Please e-mail Leila at leilamerl28 [!at] if you would prefer an alternative to this site, (via Thanks!
Unless it is cheaper to use other vendors, we will send your books via Canada Post. On occasion, it is more cost-effective to send your books separately, (so please do not be alarmed if you receive separate shipments.) We always do our very best to send your books immediately. In the interest of being environmentally-friendly, we often use recycled materials/paper for packaging.

When mailing costs are significantly less than what has been assessed by, (i.e. at least $1.50 in USD less than what we have charged), we will do our best to issue you a fair and appropriate refund for shipping overage. Canada Post's rates tend to be exorbitant, but occasionally when larger orders are sent, the cost of mailing might be significantly less than what has calculated. In such cases, we will endeavour to issue you a commensurate refund.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us!

All the best,
Leila, Philip, Julian, Eva, Fritzi the Wonder Cat in Spirit, and Ollie the Other Wonder Cat :) =^.^=
leilamerl28 [!at]
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would like your book(s) autographed, please be sure to specify whom you would like your book(s) inscribed for in your order. Thank you!