Cochise County book store owner receives Humanities award

Winifred Bundy is a woman who thinks outside the box. She embodies the can-do spirit of ranchers who make their own success.

The Arizona Humanities Council recognized Bundy with the 2009 Juliana Yoder Friend of the Humanities Award.

She opened the Singing Wind Bookshop in her home 35 years ago. Most people didn’t think she could make a go of it in the small town of Benson. They assumed she’d open her bookstore in Tucson, about 50 miles away.

But she stuck with it. Today, people who love books flock to the Singing Wind Bookshop. She and her employees hold events that celebrate authors, poets and musicians. One of the most popular is the Thanksgiving Fiesta, held each year the Sunday before Thanksgiving. National and local authors share their stories, and they have music too.

You can read more about Bundy and the honor she received in the San Pedro Valley News-Sun.

The Singing Wind has no website, but you can visit the store. You can also see the shop’s location at the Benson Visitor Center website.

Visit the Cochise County website for other ideas for vacations, weekend travel or day trips to Southeastern Arizona.

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One response to “Cochise County book store owner receives Humanities award

  1. So glad that someone had the thought to nominate Winifred Bundy for the award. It is a wonderful way to recognize Arizonans who are key contributors to the Humanities. Thanks for the post!

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