Hard to believe that it’s been a year since Jeannie and I took over Fireside Books. It’s been a crazy year but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I want to Thank my wife Jeannie for all her Support and Help, from me saying, “hey let’s buy a bookstore” to surviving our 1st year. Also Thank you to 2 of our daughters Brittney and Shelby for working in the store this year and a shout out to Richard, who now lives in Banff, you were a tremendous help to me during the first six months of us taking over the business.

To our Customers, Thank You!!!
I’ve enjoyed meeting all of you and look forward to your return visits whether that’s weekly, monthly or once or twice a year. Thank you for your love of books and your willingness to support a small local business!

Jeannie and I managed to sell our house in Ladysmith this past summer and we found a house in the French Creek area of Parksville. In amongst commuting, moving, and settling in this past year we managed to bring in a lot of books into our store. We are now well over 100,000 books in the store. In the first 6 months we moved over 60,000 books around to better organize the store and we still have a few renovations we would like to make hopefully over the next month.

We made the decision to extend our hours and stay open 7 days a week through the entire year, not just summer, and so far it has been a great decision as locals and visitors are finding it more convenient to come shop our store for the books they want.

So from Our Family to yours,
Thank you for making our first year an enjoyable one and we look forward to seeing you at the store.

Brian Webber

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