Sep 1, 2021
Aimee Peake has been
active in the antiquarian book business in Winnipeg for more than
20 years. She got her start as an apprentice to Michael Park,
proprietor Greenfield Books. In 2000 she took over as manager of
the newly-opened Bison Books, assuming sole proprietorship in 2010.
In 2018 she purchased Greenfield and amalgamated it with Bison.
You'll usually find Aimee in her bookshop on weekdays attending to
customer needs and working on acquisitions, collections development
and appraisals. Over the years she has exhibited books at fairs
throughout North America, and in 2018 she participated in the ILAB
Congress in Pasadena.
Aimee is President of the Winnipeg Association of Secondhand
Bookstores, and a board member of the Antiquarian Booksellers
Association of Canada.
In addition to her work with Bison Books she also manages Dominion
Auctions, a long-established Winnipeg-based art and antique auction
I visited her at her shop in
downtown Winnipeg last month to find out what it was like to
sell antiquarian books on the Prairies.