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We do NOT buy used books in December.
We Buy
Used books!

Bring them in between Monday and Friday, 11am to 5:00pm. We can offer $3 in store credit/book or $1.50 cash/book.
We DO NOT buy textbooks or magazines. If you have questions, give us a call.
 
 
 
A World of Curiosities
Louise Penny
Hardcover | Nov 2022
10 in store $39.99
The Light We Carry
Michelle Obama
Hardcover | Nov 2022
68 in store $42.00
Cat Kid Comic Club
Dav Pilkey
Hardcover | Nov 2022
4 in store $16.99
The Twist of a Knife
Anthony Horowitz
Paperback | Nov 2022
4 in store $24.99
(more on order)
A Book of Days
Patti Smith
Hardcover | Nov 2022
14 in store $37.00
Smitten Kitchen Keepers
Deb Perelman
Hardcover | Nov 2022
2 in store $40.00
(more on order)
The Lost Metal
Brandon Sanderson
Hardcover | Nov 2022
4 in store $39.99
The Magician
Colm Toibin
Paperback | Nov 2022
4 in store $25.00

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In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.


 
Delivery free of charge within Calgary     OR                  Pickup in store
(Deliveries go out Tuesdays/Fridays)                                                                      (Prepay,  Pay at pickup, or curbside pickup) 
 
                                                                                                                                                                    
 
 
Hot Titles Available for Pre-Order
Holiday Books for Your Elves at Home
New Merch!
You asked for it and it's finally here!
Spooky Scary Ghost Stories...
...send shivers down my spine.
 
Roastin'  Toastin' Reads
In case the hot weather has got you down, let this list be a reminder that you could be even sweatier.
 
Glacial Guide to Chilly Chapters
In case the hot hot heat has got you down, here are some titles to remind you of the good times, the cold times.
Summer Reading for Adults
Summer Reading for Teens
Summer Reading for Medium Kids
Summer Reading for Little Kids
 
What's Cookin, Good Lookin?
Check out these fresh, flavourful and fiery cookbooks that are hot off the griddle.
Discover Your Hidden Artistic Prowess
Become the next Michaelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, or Donatello. (Not the turtles)
Cannibalism for Beginners
Beef not doing it for you any more? Wanting to see what this other white meat is about? Here is a list to help you brush up on the cultural context surrounding your new lifestyle choice.
Canada Reads Contenders
February and Forever - Black History Month 2022
February is Black History Month and we are featuring  the work of Black authors and artists that we love. So come explore and celebrate the daily contributions that Black Canadians make to Canada.
True Crime
Unsavoury characters, dastardly deeds, and henous plots galore! Take a look at this lineup of suspicious titles, and see if anything from our new true crime section looks criminally intriguing.
Armchair Romance
Have a plentiful helping from our newly compiled Romance section. Whether your interests are cozy or carnal, we have books for all.
How to Raise a Kid Detective
Have you always wanted your own Veronica Mars or Nancy Drew? A Hardy Boy or Scooby Squad? Here are some books to help build a solid foundation for a super sleuth.
Spooky Season Spine-Chillers
Have a peak in our cabinet of curiosities, and see if anything grabs ahold of you (litterally or figuratively).
Trans and Gender Non-conforming Authors
Some of our favourites by gender diverse authors. Read outside the binary.
Indigenous Peoples Month 2021
June is National Indigenous History Month - a time for all Canadians - Indigenous, non-Indigenous and newcomers - to reflect upon and learn the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people.
Indigenous Fantasy
From North America to Australia, and several places in between, we have assembled a collection of richly imaginative and refreshing takes on the genre as seen through an Indigenous lense.
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Learn and explore lives and perspectives that have helped build and expand our continent and our culture. Celebrate AAPI contributions to literature with one of these reads.
Perplexing Mysteries
Here is a line-up of our most dastardly and devious suspects that will have you looking over your shoulder during the day and keeping you up at night. 
Francais Pour Adultes
Here are some books in french for older audiences. Including, but not limited to: nature, poetry, contemporary literature, and graphic novels (even spicy stuff!) Enjoy!
Francais Pour Les Enfants.
We have a selection of French books for kids of all ages. Check them out!
 
Chic Scott - Mount AssiniboineSee more
In his book, Mount Assiniboine — The Story, historian Chic Scott tells the story of 130 years of adventure, romance, hard work and dreams at Mount Assiniboine. 

Published by the Assiniboine Lodge.

Bookception
Books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about......
Celebs! They're Better Than Us...At Writing.
Here's a colleciton of well written novels and memoirs to scratch that TMZ itch, and please that penchant for People's Magazine.
 
Live Your Best Forest Hermit Life
Has covid got you down? Been thinking about retreating into the wilderness to escape it all? Here is your definitive list of literature to make the transition from city slicker to experienced woodsman as smooth as possible.
So You're Into Birds Now
We have noticed a dramatic uptick in bird-related books coming in and out of the store. It is only natural to be envious of our feathered friends and their ability to flit about whithout a care in the world.  If you, too, have become an ornithological enthusiast whilst stuck inside your house, these books may interest you.
Books vs Movie/Tv
These are our picks for when book > movie or tv show. You might not agree, so please come fight us. 
Japanese Magical Realism
If you like fantasy in small doses and tempered with heavy angst, longing, and emotionless sex, boy do we have a treat for you, kind of?
Live Your Past Life
Have you always wanted to reconnect to your past incarnations? Or maybe just gotten a tast of what life was like for your great-great-grand-pappy? Perhaps with a nice boost of fantasy or romance? Well here is Ye Olde Liste for you.
Holy Great Gatsby Batman!
Now that F. Scott Fitzgerald's pivotal book is in the public domain, our cups doth overflow with different editions of it. We have so many copies. Like SO. MANY. Pick your favourite below!
Appease Your Munchkins
If you and your tiny humans are going a little crazy cooped up at home, we have compiled a list of our favourite reads for ages one to eight.
For the Aspiring Back-Alley Surgeon
Have the current times give you a moment to pause and reflect on your own mortality (or your neighbors')? We have got a list of excellent texts to help you with you self-exploration. Literally.
Authors Who Are Your Neighbours
We have assembled a list of authors from around the province that we love that we think you should love too.