Apryl Douglas  

When the Alpha Book Center closed its doors in 2015, business-woman Apryl Douglas found herself the owner of the oldest metaphysical bookstore in the state. Her store, VisionQuest,  has been around for so long, many people cannot remember when it wasn't here.

Living in California, Apryl began her career at the age of 13 when she had a dream that came true the next day in all its detail. Of course, this frightened the young girl.  But she wanted to know what

it was all about.  She investigated the fields of precognitive dreaming and ESP and realized she had a psychic gift. Soon she found herself doing readings for friends and family and eventually was hired as psychic at a local metaphysical bookstore.  As time went on,  she decided she would like to have her own bookstore and, in 1986 she opened a small 900 square foot metaphysical bookstore in Canoga Park, CA.

Apryl has a knack for business and her little store grew,  In 1987 she opened a second store in Simi Valley, CA.  By 1989 she had opened a third store in Woodland Hills which operated as the official bookstore of the L.A. Health & Life Expo.

In 1990, to reduce the ever growing complexities of running three stores, Apryl consolidated them all into one large store (4000 sq. ft.) in a prominent location in Canoga Park.  It was during this time that she wrote her best-selling book  Developing Psychic Abilities. And the store continued to prosper.

In January of 1994 the Northridge earthquake occured  The death toll was 57, with more than 8700 injured. Property damage was estimated to be between $13 and $40 billion, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history.  Located just three miles from the quake epicenter, there was great damage to the store building and to the books and merchandise. With the support of family and friends, Apryl managed to restore the store to full operation, but decided it would be a good idea to relocate to an earthquake-free location.

Apryl learned that the Phoenix area has fewer earthquakes than any other western state. In June of 1995, she moved to Phoenix and reopened Vision Quest at 2525 N. Scottsdale Rd where it began to prosper. In 2001 the store outgrew its first location and moved a half block south to 2225 N. Scottsdale Rd.

 In 2014, in response to the changing economy, she moved her store to central Phoenix, 3114 E. Indian School Rd, where she continues to serve the Valley.