The mother/daughter team of Joan and Jazmyn Douillard are thrilled to be opening their new book store 1st Editions in the former Cariboo Book Bin location on First Avenue.

The mother/daughter team of Joan and Jazmyn Douillard are thrilled to be opening their new book store 1st Editions in the former Cariboo Book Bin location on First Avenue.

1st Editions hosts grand opening Dec. 21

The popular Cariboo Book Bin has new owners, a new name, and a few changes.

The popular Cariboo Book Bin has new owners, a new name, and a few changes.

The mother/daughter team of Joan and Jazmyn Douillard purchased the Book Bin from Angie Nicholson in November and will hold their grand opening this Saturday, Dec. 21.

Their new store is called 1st Editions: Books and More.

“We’re partners, mum and daughter,” says mom Joan.

The original store started out in the 1970s in the basement of 35A First Avenue South between Trattoria and Frames by Bruce.

The store started out as a used book store and remains so today.

“We carry used books, a selection of comics and nerd paraphernalia and will continue to carry Christian merchandise,” Joan says. “The first thing anyone asks when they come in is, ‘Are you keeping the Christian side?’ and we would never let it go but we are bringing in more gifts for everyone as well.”

“We’re also happy that we’ve started bringing in fair trade gifts such as soapstone carvings, purses, and stationery, as well as some work by local artists and artisans,” adds Jazmyn. “We realize it’s an odd mix, but in the last month we’ve received nothing but encouragement from the community and a lot of happy new customers.

“We are the only Christian book store, but we have a very eclectic mix of nerd, comics, geek chic, and much more.”

1st Editions has also opened up an area of the store to provide space for a community book club to meet and where traditional board game evenings will be held for anyone interested.

The women came to buy the book store by sheer chance.

“I walked into the Cariboo Book Bin for the first time this year in November and later that day walked past ReMax and saw it was for sale,” Jazmyn says.

“We were in the office two days later to buy it. We both have a huge passion for books, and being a big nerd I was having trouble finding the type of items I love in town, as were many of my friends.”

Both Jazmyn and Joan have owned businesses in the past. Jazmyn is an illustrator, and Joan is a hair stylist by trade.

But they were both feeling a little cooped up and in need of a change.

“We saw the posting for the Book Bin and something clicked,” Joan says.

“Everyone is welcome and if we don’t have it, we will do our best to help you find it. We believe sincerely in excellent customer service and always want whomever enters the store to leave it with a smile.”

Jazmyn has been in Williams Lake for three years and has been a member of the Studio Theatre for two years as well as doing her best to be involved with the arts community.

1st Editions: Books and More will celebrate its grand opening Saturday, Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Luke Lavigne of Clearwater is the 2020 recipient of the North Thompson Communities Foundation’s Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary, and is shown here on Jan. 23 receiving the $1,500 cheque from NTCF treasurer Cheryl Thomas. (NTCF Facebook photo)
Clearwater’s Luke Lavigne awarded Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary

Congratulations to Luke Lavigne of Clearwater, B.C., on the successful completion of… Continue reading

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, updates British Columbians about COVID-19 at a press conference earlier this week. (B.C. Government image)
B.C.’s 1st case of COVID-19 confirmed a year ago today

Here’s a look at some of the key dates in the province’s fight against the novel coronavirus

Williams Lake musicians Evan Jensen and LeRae Haynes continue to share songs through social media, something they started when the COVID-19 pandemic first began. (Photo submitted)
OUR HOMETOWN: Musical generosity abounds

A Williams Lake couple continue to share music through social media

The Canadian Cancer Society Office located inside the Williams Lake Seniors Activity Centre closed its doors this month after being notified the CCS would be moving to regional offices located across Canada. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Canadian Cancer Society closes office in Williams Lake

“I didn’t realize how hard it would hit me when it actually closed down,” Allan said.

Toronto’s Mass Vaccination Clinic is shown on Sunday January 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Interior Health reports 2 more deaths, 83 new COVID-19 cases

Health authority also identifies new virus cluster in Fernie

British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix looks on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry addresses the media during a news conference at the BC Centre of Disease Control in Vancouver B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
B.C. announces 485 new COVID-19 cases, fewest deaths in months

‘The actions we take may seem small, but will have a big impact to stop the virus,” urges Dr. Henry

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Grad student Marisa Harrington and her supervisor Lynneth Stuart-Hill say preliminary results from a study into the affects of stress on hospital nurses show an impact on sleep and heart variability. (Courtesy of Marisa Harrington)
University of Victoria study shows stress impact on B.C. nurses

Stress may be impacting sleep, heart health of hospital nurses in Victoria region

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Search called off for small plane that went down in rough water south of Victoria

Plane bound for Port Angeles from Alaska believed to have one occupant, an Alaskan pilot

Royal B.C. Museum conservator Megan Doxsey-Whitfield kneels next to a carved stone pillar believed to have significance as a First Nations cultural marker by local Indigenous people. The pillar was discovered on the beach at Dallas Road last summer. Museum curatorial staff have been working with Songhees and Esquimalt Nation representatives to gain a clearer picture of its use. (Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum)
Stone carving found on Victoria beach confirmed Indigenous ritual pillar

Discussion underway with the Esquimalt and Songhees about suitable final home for the artifact

Former Vancouver Giants forward Evander Kane is seen here in Game 7 of the second round of the 2009 WHL playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs (Sam Chan under Wikipedia Commons licence)
Gambling debts revealed in details of bankruptcy filing by hockey star Evander Kane

Sharks left winger and former Vancouver Giants player owes close to $30 million total

Othman “Adam” Hamdan, pictured in front of Christina Lake’s Welcome Centre, was acquitted of terrorism related charges in 2017. He has been living in Christina Lake since November 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Man acquitted on terrorism charges awaits deportation trial while living in Kootenays

Othman Ayed Hamdan said he wants to lead a normal life while he works on his upcoming book

B.C. Premier John Horgan wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 prior to being sworn in by The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia during a virtual swearing in ceremony in Victoria, Thursday, November 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Premier Horgan calls jumping COVID vaccine queue ‘un-Canadian’

Horgan says most people in B.C. are doing their best to follow current public health guidelines

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart share a laugh while speaking to the media before sitting down for a meeting at City Hall, in Vancouver, on Friday August 30, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Vancouver mayor, Health Canada to formally discuss drug decriminalization

Kennedy Stewart says he’s encouraged by the federal health minister’s commitment to work with the city

Most Read