Aimee Peake has been active in the antiquarian book business for over 20 years. She got her start in the business during her days as a philosophy student at the University of Manitoba, as an apprentice to Michael Park, proprietor of one of Canada’s premier Antiquarian bookstores, Greenfield Books. After several years of part-time 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. In 2018, Aimee purchased Greenfield Books. She moved the contents into Bison Books and endeavours to do justice to the standards of professionalism set by her mentor. 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, Vancouver, and Pasadena; she has also attended fairs in New York, Boston, and Paris, and participated in the 2018 ILAB Congress in Pasadena.
Aimee is President of the Winnipeg Association of Secondhand Bookstores, a board member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada, and an affiliate of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.
She also manages Dominion Auctions, a long-established and well-reputed art and antique auction house, which also offers appraisal and estate dissolution services.
Outside of her work life, Aimee is a dedicated mom to two beautiful kids, loves cooking and good restaurants, has an affinity for good scotch and wine, and yes, books; and tries to keep more or less fit.