May 12–22, 2023

Calgary Curling Club
720 3 Street NW, Calgary

At the 19th CalgaryReads Big Book Sale, discover more than 150,000 gently used books of every genre imaginable – and help more children experience the life-changing joy of reading. With your support, we can grow a thriving reading community!


Help us collect, sort and sell books – or bring your energy to the clean-up party.

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donate books

Give your gently used books to a good cause. Find out where and how.

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buy books

Create your best to-be-read pile yet! Book a spot on Day 1 and 2 – or enjoy a smaller crowd and great sales on other days.

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support childhood literacy in calgary

Big Book Sale proceeds fuel important early literacy work in our community. Now, more than ever, it’s critical to ensure children have access to quality books, adults in their life who can be strong reading role models, and safe, cozy spaces that nurture a love of reading. Learn more about the Calgary Reads seed partners raising the next generation of readers.

Do you work in childhood literacy? Join a list to learn more about our network and opportunities.

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Thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Jayman BUILT, more Big Book Sale proceeds can go towards enriching the reading lives of Calgary children.

CBC Calgary is proud to be the radio sponsor for the 2023 Big Book Sale.

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A BIG Big Book Sale thank you to the many dedicated members of the Rotary Club of Calgary, and our fellow Rotarians, for stewarding this beloved sale and building a thriving community that reads.