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Christina's Birthday List:
30 books for 30 years

It's our wonderful Assistant Manager's birthday on Friday,
Celebrate with us!

Enter to win The Escape Book 2. 

Three ways to win:
1. Leave Christina a birthday message. (= one entry per person)
2. Tell Christina about one of your favourite books (= one entry per book)
3. Buy one of the books from Christina's list @ 10% off. (= three entries per book purchased)
You can do #1 & #2 in-store, comment below, or send an email to
Visit the store or order online to buy from Christina’s birthday list.
Ends Friday, October 11 at 4pm. 

‚ÄčDowney Lectureship 2019 - Dr. Elaine Storkey

Take advantage of these opportunities to hear Dr. Storkey.


Wednesday, October 16
Guest Lecture - 9:45-11:00am in room REL 130 guest lecture in REL 378 Global Missiologies class

Evening Lecture 1 - 7:30pm, Sketching the Global Pandemic of Violence Against Women

Thursday, October 17
 - Thurs. Oct. 17 at 11:15am

Evening Lecture 2 - 7:30pm, Focusing on domestic violence prevalent all over the world, including the West, Dr. Storkey will discuss why gender-based violence occurs and how we can work toward ending it.

Spanish Resources

So you want to read more Lewis? 


English Prof. Darren Dyck recommends …

The Great Divorce

Lewis and his friends were known for thinking about the afterlife in unconventional ways. What if one’s final destination, heaven or hell, is simply a consequence of what he desires more than anything? The Great Divorce is a theological dream-vision in which the story’s narrator goes on the greatest of all journeys.

(NOTE: our Ambrose Theatre students will be presenting their interpretation of The Great Divorce this week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Click here for event details.)

“On Reading Old Books”

Want some good advice? Read books! Want some good advice from C.S. Lewis? Read old books! In this short essay, which was originally a preface to a new edition of Athanasius’s third-century treatise On the Incarnation, Lewis argues that reading old books is essential if we want to step outside of the intellectual, cultural, and religious biases through which we see the world.

Out of the Silent Planet

Did you know that Lewis wrote Science Fiction? We might call it Science Fantasy today, but in this first novel of Lewis’s “Cosmic” trilogy, a curiously Tolkien-esque language scholar travels to the planet Mars. Who does he meet there? Rational beings who marvel that Earth and its inhabitants, under the influence of a “bent” power, have forgotten their creator

President Gordon T. Smith
How things work in the Bookstore

Online Orders


Browse to see what's in stock and available for order:

  • Select the course or category you want (list on left-hand side or tab at the top).
  • Add the desired books to your shopping cart.
  • We will call you to arrange payment or you can call us during the hours below: 403-410-2939.
  • Unpaid orders will be held for one week.

Can't come during store hours?

  • Pre-pay for your items (provide a credit card (MC or VISA) through the website and call to make arrangements to pick up your books at reception. 
  • We can ship items directly to you as well. Shipping costs vary and thus a phone call or email will be required to approve the exact charge on credit card purchases.

Course textbooks 

  • Hover over the semester tab above to select appropriate department. This will navigate you to our list of courses in that department and course materials required and recommended. 
  • We offer rental textbooks, used textbooks, and online materials to reduce costs for students wherever possible.

Book Buybacks & Donations

We host textbook buybacks four times a year at the beginning and end of every semesterHere's how it works: 

  • We give our buyback partner (MBS books) a list of the books we want and they give students 50% of retail price for these titles.
  • MBS also has lists from other colleges and universities. Prices for these titles vary.
  • If your book is not on any of the lists and you don't wish to keep them, you can donate your books in store. 

Special Orders


We are happy to equip local churches and book clubs with volume discounts on study materials. Call or email with your requests. Ask about our Learn & Earn Program.


We are also closed on all statutory holidays.

Regular hours:
     Monday - Friday   10am - 4pm
     Wednesdays          10am - 6:30pm

Closed evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays. 

We try to be open for special events, evening lectures and weekend courses. 


Contact Info

Store Manager: Colleen Taylor McCubbin
Assistant Manager: Christina Pitre

150 Ambrose Circle SW
Calgary, Alberta T3H 0L5
Phone: 1.403.410.2939
Fax: 1.403.571.2556


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