Aimee Peake has been active in the antiquarian book business for over 20 years, beginning during her days at the University of Manitoba, as an apprentice to Michael Park, proprietor of one of Canada’s premier Antiquarian bookstores: Greenfield Books. After several part-time years under said tutelage, in 2001 she undertook management of the newly-opened Bison Books. Here she spread her wings and eventually took over, becoming a partner in 2007 and assuming sole proprietorship in 2010. Over the years she has had the benefit of many professional development seminars, including the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar.
You will find Aimee in the shop most weekdays, attending to all aspects of the business with a focus on acquisitions, collections development, client relations, and appraisals. On behalf of Bison Books, Aimee has exhibited at book fairs in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, an attended fairs in the USA as well.
Aimee is President of the Winnipeg Association of Secondhand Bookstores, a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada, and an affiliate of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.
When she isn’t running Bison Books Aimee manages Dominion Auctions, a long-established and well-reputed art and antique auction house, which also offers appraisal and estate dissolution services.