Edmonton Bookstore Celebrates Fifty Years of Bookselling

Audrey's Books in Edmonton, established during the Alberta oil boom, was the first bookstore on the prairies...and is now proud to have reached the milestone of fifty years of bookselling. News of the celebration from VueWeekly.

Owner(s) Steve (and Sharon) Budnarchuk, who bought Audreys in 1988 commented, "We still work too many hours, can't always do as much as we want to, don't have as much staff as you like, but it's a good business to be in," he says with an easy smile. "Every day is like Christmas: you get to open boxes just full of books, and you get the joy of putting good books in the hands of good readers."

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