It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our company's founder and President, Darwin Luxford. All Wee Book Inn locations will be closed Wednesday, February 19th, in honour of his life and achievements. He often remarked that he enjoyed meeting and getting to know the customers more than anything else about the business. His passion for life and generosity will be an inspiration to us all. We already miss you Darwin, may you rest in peace.
- Locally Owned and Operated for 40 Years
- Four Convenient Locations Serving Edmonton and Area
- Open Late
- Wee Book Inn Pays Cash for Quality Second-hand Books, Movies, and Music.
- Store credit offered at a premium rate, good at any location and never expires.
- Free search service available where all locations actively seek the items you want and call you when available. Fill out our Request Form today!
Starting October 18th we are making our entire DVD and BluRay inventory available at 20% off! Drop by this weekend to take advantage of this great discount on our already affordable and vast selection of titles. Sale prices of $3.95 each or 3 for $10 (inclusive of GST) on the majority of movie titles; boxed sets qualify too at a 20% discount!
Wee Book Inn would like to announce that we are in no way planning on closing out our business; despite three of our four locations currently sporting "For Lease" signs in the window, we do have a long-term strategy to operate as a used bookstore in Edmonton.
Our lease on Jasper Avenue expires in October of 2013 and the costs at that particular location no longer work based on current and projected revenue. An alternate location is actively being pursued and we have high expectations for the future of our business in downtown Edmonton. We know that our customers will support us in the reloaction and we are quite excited about the options that are available to us.
The Stony Plain Road and 118th Avenue loactions are listed "For Lease" to explore the scenario of closing one or both locations down. These bookstores have struggled to maintain the revenue necessary to sustain their operation and we are researching all available options to secure a financially viable bookstore for many years to come.
We appreciate your concern and understanding during this transition.
It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passings away of both of our beloved Whyte Avenue cats, Yvan and Bunny.
They were distinguished ladies of venerable age, and both eventually succumbed to the sorts of maladies that advanced cat age brings with it. Losing the two of them in such a short space of time has come as something of a shock to staff and visitors alike.
Despite appearances, Bunny was only slightly younger than Yvan; at approximately sixteen and seventeen human years of age respectively, they were well into their eighties in cat terms.
The beautiful and much admired Bunny retired from the customer liaison spotlight early in her career and was more content to be adored at a distance by her fans, often teasing the clientele with her good looks and at least the promise of charm from behind the glass of the front counter. Not that she shirked her duties as an employee: her daily security patrols of the ground floor were as thorough as they were loud, until infirmity curtailed them.
The diminutive and quirky Yvan, who quietly managed the store's upper floor, always had time for her devoted legion of followers and would purr happily, gratefully and immediately in exchange for a caress and a gentle word, of which she received a steady supply. We thank all of those people who were so kind to her in her twilight years. We know that many of you stopped by as a regular part of your routine, just for her.
They will be fondly remembered and very sorely missed.