About Us

In 1994, we (Dale and Laura Falk) bought the bookstore from Bill Schellenberg, who founded the bookstore. After the purchase, we changed the name of the bookstore to Heritage Book & Gift Shoppe. The name was chosen by us with the understanding of what a rich Christian heritage we have. In October 2005, we purchased a building in Portage la Prairie to better serve the bookstore clientele. For the first ten years, we operated a small cafe to compliment the bookstore. A portion of the building is rented to business tenants. Our desire is for people to grow in their personhood and in the knowledge of God with the help offered by the many varied inspirational books that we sell.

I, (Laura) have seen the fulfillment of a lifelong dream of owning this bookstore. As a child, this was a God implanted desire of my heart. My husband, Dale shares this dream. I believe to be able to read is a great gift and one to be continually unwrapped. Every book has the ability to change a life for the better, stirring the heart to go beyond the pages to life application.

Our family consists of 3 adult children. Our older son, Dave is married to Kristie and their daughters are Bella Grace and Emelyn Rosalie. Janel is married to Donovan Huntly and their daughter is Julia Hannah. Our younger son is Kev. Before our bookstore journey, Laura was a nurse. Dale continues to be a consultant in health care finances. Our hobby is reading!


1609 Saskatchewan Ave West
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba  R1N 0R4
Phone: (204) 857-8895