Did you know that the Archives Store sells an assortment of local history books? Many of the authors are from Alberta and have done a lot of the heavy lifting for you on a variety of research topics - often right here at the PAA!


Check out our collection of books covering topics with wide ranging interests: Francophone history - counterfeit currency schemes - escapes from Germany - oh my!


This journal helps a parent easily document a complete childhood history for their child. It covers from when the mother is pregnant, until the child is 18 years old. Each phase and year of the child's life has custom tailored prompts to ensure quick but meaningful recordings for the parent. A beautiful keepsake for your child's future and a step-by-step means of memory keeping.

This journal comes in two colours - Grey or Navy.


Rice Sheppard, Harry Ainlay, Margaret Crang... three Edmontonians who stood up and fought for the working people of their city through the dark days of the World Wars, the fragile prosperity of the 1920s, the grinding poverty of the Dirty Thirties and Cold War repression.


Rice Sheppard, Harry Ainlay and Margaret Crang did not win all their battles but they made a difference in the history of the city, the province and the country.


Drawing on historic newspaper accounts, books and PR organization newsletters, and on recent secondary references, historian Tom Monto has pulled together an overview of the use of proportional representation in Canada.

This chronological history describes the drive for PR starting in the 1880s and its eventual success when by 1923, Single Transferable Voting had been adopted by 19 cities and two provincial governments.

This book presents an overview of STV's use in 17 provincial elections and 150 city elections in Canada. And how despite its effectiveness, it was successively discontinued, with the last Canadian STV government election happening in Calgary in 1971.

With increasing sentiment in favour of electoral reform, this affordable book is bound to provide speaking points and inspiration for today's debates on the subject.

Self-published by Tom Monto, of Edmonton. Monto, a published author, is creator of the electoral reform blogsite Montopedia (

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