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Products and Services

  • Music,
  • Movies,
  • Magazines,
  • Rare Books,
  • Sell Books,
  • Used Paperback Books,
    • Used Books,
    • Trade Books,
    • Hardcover Books,
    • Gifts,
    • CD's,
    • Buy Books,
    • Books,
    • Card,
    • Children's Books,
    • DVD's,
    • Classic Books,
    • Antique Books,
  • more...
  • less...

Specialties

  • Wide Variety Of Pocket Books,
  • Hard To Find Books,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
10310 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z8
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On the lively Whyte Avenue within a historic brick building, is the Wee Book Inn. It’s a beloved bookstore with an unwavering goal: to preserve the joy found in reading books and to shelter those who love reading them. Here, the books come in many varieties, from science fiction to popular science and sobering histories to Homeric epics. There’s a feeling close to magic running through its aisles and floor-to-ceiling shelves.

Wee Book Inn makes it easy to forget that the book industry has been “in a lot of turmoil for quite a while now,” says co-owner Carey Luxford. “There was a lot of pessimism with e-books taking away a lot of the market, but I think we’ve come out of a lot of those technological pressures.” And Carey is not opposed to e-books, but when it comes down to it, for him, there’s nothing quite like holding a book and engaging with the worlds you can feel in-between its pages. It’s a sentiment he first learned from his parents, Leola and Darwin Luxford.

Carey hasn’t always been “as well read as people might think,” he says. But, he’s always had a great respect towards learning from books. It began during his youth, when he would spend his days with his family at Wee Book Inn locations. Carey recalls the “awesome intuition” that went into planning and running a successful book-lover’s utopia – a dream that began in 1971, when his father opened the first bookstore. With time, three charming and distinct Wee Book Inn locations became staples along Whyte Avenue, Alberta Avenue and its most recent venture on Jasper Avenue downtown. When Darwin and Leola passed away, Carey and his brother continued in their parents’ respected legacy.

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Businesses with a long history in Edmonton

Businesses with a long history in Edmonton

Started in 1971 by Edmontonian Darwin Luxford, Wee Book Inn is a prominent name in our city. This used bookstore business now has three locations in Edmonton with an expansive collection of books, movies and music. What could be better, you ask? Cats of course! There are “resident cats” at each location that you can pet in between browsing shelves!

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Cheap, fun entertainment in Edmonton

The Wee Book Inn is a family owned business that’s more than 40 years old. They specialize in high quality secondhand books, music and movies, and have something for everyone. I can spend hours looking at old Archie comics and scouring the vintage books upstairs (that’s right, it isn’t so ‘wee’ after all). The nice part about frequenting the Wee Book Inn is that you can trade in or sell your old books, music and movies.

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Used and independent bookstores in Edmonton

The Wee Book Inn has three locations in Edmonton and each store has a resident cat: Fleur, Fergie and Saku. This bookstore buys and sells used books, music and movies, and their selection is current and in good condition. This is my go-to choice for used fiction, and, as a bonus, the Whyte Avenue location is open seven days a week until midnight.

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