Jill McIvor and Jacqui Dumas opened Aspen Books on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton in 1977 and sold it in 1985. In those 8 years the store hosted many book launches and author readings, some of which are pictured below.
Identifying a need for a community space that focused on feminist and other progressive issues, Jacqui Dumas opened Orlando Books on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton in 1993. A few of the many enjoyable events hosted by the bookstore are featured below. The store closed in 2002.