Wee Book Inn

edmonton's premiere used bookshop since 1971

A fantastic used bookstore locally owned and operated in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for nearly 50 years.

The End of an Era

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.


The Passing of Friends

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.

Request Form Now Available

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our web based Request Form.  Add items to our company wide list and we call you when we find them.  Have them sent to your favourite Wee Book Inn location for pick-up and have a browse through our always changing inventory to spot things you never knew existed!  Mail-order services are available for out-of-town orders.

Customer Satisfaction Survey

We have released our expanded Customer Satisfaction Survey form in an effort to measure our performance location by loaction.  The information collected anonymously through this form will be used to evaluate our commitment to customer service.  Your opinions matter to us and we appreciate any time you take to let us know how we are doing.  If you have something to tell us and would like a response, please fill in our Contact Form and leave a valid email address we can respond to.