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CKUA celebrates Independent Bookstore Day


April 30 is Canadian Independent Bookstore Day. Alberta’s many booksellers add so much to the culture and vibrancy of our province. One of these booksellers is Brandi Morpurgo, owner of the Daisy Chain Book Co. in Edmonton. Daisy Chain’s story is remarkable: it started as a book truck, turned into a bookstore, and weathered the storm of the pandemic so well that Brandi has now announced plans to open a second location, in Beaumont, later this year.

Friday April 29 we celebrate independent bookstores all around the province! CKUA’s Tony King spoke with Daisy Chain Book Co. owner Brandi Morpurgo.

Thanks to Alberta’s Independent Bookstores for all they do to keep us reading and keep us connected to local independent writers! Here’s a list to help you find one near you:

Shelf Life Books
Owl’s Nest Books
Pages on Kensington
The Next Page
Sigla Books

Café Books
Found Books

The Purple Platypus

Glass Bookshop
Audreys Books
Wonderland / Happy Harbor Comics
Variant Edition
Daisy Chain Book Co.

Analog Books

Pandora’s Boox and Tea

Red Deer:
Nearly New Books

Three Hills:
Three Hills Books