Audreys Books Ltd., incorporated in 1975, traces its roots back to bookstores founded by Mel Hurtig in the mid-fifties. Since 1988, Audreys has been co-owned and operated by the husband and wife partnership of Steve and Sharon Budnarchuk. Their mission is to support Canadian writers by offering an excellent book selection and by providing a suitable environment for the local literary experience, while ensuring the existence of a professional practical alternative.
Audreys is a touchstone for the writing community in Edmonton, a place for local and visiting writers to meet readers and book lovers. They host readings and literary events at their store and other community venues.