Shop local and take part in Record Store Day

  Records, once thought to be part of a bygone era, have experienced a resurgence in the last few years. More and more music lovers, young and old alike, are rediscovering the beauty of the turntable and the LP.    Even I, a ’90s child and hoarder of various compact […] Read more »

Nerdy nights out: five ways to geek out in Edmonton

On a visit to Portland, Oregon, a few years ago, I found myself engaging in all kinds of nerdy activities and, it being Portland, I usually had a locally made craft beer in hand. They had adult-only nights at the science museum, with beer. Talks from scientists on nerdy subjects […] Read more »

Shop ’til you drop: the independent side of Edmonton’s retail culture

While we might be famous for a really big mall, Edmonton is also home to some fantastic independent shopping districts. Galleries and boutiques house unique wares and are an appealing antidote to the madding mall crowds. Not only is selection generally more interesting at these independent shops, you can also […] Read more »

Exploring Edmonton’s used bookstores

Edmonton used book stores

There are few better ways to spend a Saturday afternoon than lazily browsing a used bookstore. Thankfully there are many places in Edmonton to enjoy this indulgent activity. Recently I visited four of them. The Edmonton Bookstore 10533 82 Ave. Everything about this store is calming, classy, and comfortable. Gentle […] Read more »