Polar Peek Books & Treasures Celebrates 20 Years as Fernie’s Locally Owned & Independent Bookstore

On Saturday October 19, 2013 owner Patty Reedyk is hosting an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of Polar Peek Books and Treasures. She was the first employee when the shop opened in 1993 by locals Anne Anderson and Laura Nelson. Patty has been the sole owner/operator for the last 5 years.

For the past 20 years, Polar Peek Books and Treasures has been a cornerstone in the community, supporting literary events at the Fernie Heritage Library, the Sparwood Library, and the Fernie Writers’ Conference. The shop supports authors and has hosted many reading events and book launches over the years, hosts a monthly book club and supports local charities whenever possible. The store offers a great selection of local hiking and biking trail maps and guide books, local history books, a large selection of local and Canadian authors, original art and is renowned for its selection of award winning children’s books and toys.