We look forward to announcing our 2024 sale dates. Stay tuned!
More than 200,000 gently used and wonderfully organized books await at the Calgary Reads Big Book Sale. This is a reader’s paradise and now you can shop the sale three ways: on the first two days by appointment, later as the crowds thin out or on our incredible special days.
families that read, thrive
Every time you open a book and read with your child, you build brains and bonds. Reading aloud is a calming activity that brings the chance to grow vocabulary, empathy, problem-solving and more. Children learn to read – and then they read to learn. That’s why we say books open the door to a lifetime of opportunity.
Visit Little Red Reading House for free resources to help nurture your child’s lifelong love of reading.
buy books faq’s
Thank you for taking a moment to read these FAQ’s before reaching out.
The event fee is charged along with your payment for books upon exiting the sale. The event fee is $5 on May 12 and 13; $3 on all other sale days except for the last day, Monday May 22.
We accept cash, debit and credit cards.
To help control numbers on our two busiest days, appointments are required on May 12 and 13. To book a spot, visit (link TBD).
Stay as long as you like – both on days with appointments and other sale days.
There’s plenty of free parking at the Curling Club, and if it’s is a busy day, Lot 59 is just east of the Club off of Memorial Drive with a connecting walkway.