Orlando Books, Edmonton, ABMonday, May 12 2003
Orlando Books, Edmonton, AB
Orlando Books, an independent bookstore which provided the Edmonton community with feminist, lesbian and progressive books and periodicals, closed in October 2002 because it could no longer compete with big box bookstores.
Orlando was owned and managed by Jacqueline Dumas who has been in the book business for more than 35 years. She has been published in various books, magazines and newspapers, and is the author of three books:
- The Last Sigh, Fifth House Publishers, 1993 [novel]
- Madeleine & the Angel, Fifth House Publishers, 1989 [novel that was a finalist for the Books in Canada/W.H. Smith Best First Novel Award and winner of the Georges Bugnet Award for best novel]
- And I'm Never Coming Back, Annick Press, 1986 [children's picture book]