donate books

The Calgary Curling Club


April 26-May 5 2024

Your gently used books help bring the joy of reading to children in Calgary. Proceeds from the Big Book Sale fuel critical early literacy work – and helping children become stronger readers has never been more important.

where can i donate books?

The Calgary Curling Club
720 3rd Street NW

Our main book donation site is the Calgary Curling Club where we will be accepting donations for 10 days.

If you can’t make it to the Calgary Curling Club, we also host stuff-a-truck events across Calgary. See the dates and locations for our Stuff-a-Truck events in the "other donation locations" section below.

Wherever you donate,  bring your books in boxes or bags that you don’t need returned. Pull up to our curbside drop-off, open your trunk and we’ll unload your books.

when can i donate books?

We'll be accepting donations at the Calgary Curling Club for 10 full days!  For the dates and location of our Stuff-a-Truck events see "other donation locations" below.

The Calgary Curling Club

April 26, 9am-5pm

April 27 – May 5

9am–8pm weekdays

9am–5pm weekends

other donation events

Donations at the Calgary Curling Club are best, but we also come to you! Find a Stuff-a-Truck donation event near you, pop your trunk and our volunteers will load your boxes of books into our truck!

Stuff-a-Truck

details coming soon!

Stuff-a-Truck

details coming soon!

Stuff-a-Truck

details coming soon!

what to donate

We’ll happily receive any gently used books that aren’t on our ‘don’t donate’ list below. We especially love bestsellers and new releases. You might be surprised to learn that we have a wonderful collectibles section, books in other languages, and even DVDs, CDs and audiobooks!

Gently used books

Bestsellers

New releases

Books in other languages‍

DVDs & CDs

Audiobooks

what not to donate

We’re so thankful for your donations of gently used books. Here is the list of books we cannot accept:

Dictionaries

Encyclopedias

Religious texts or Bibles

Reader’s Digest

Harlequin, Avon or Signet romances

Magazines (including National Geographic)

Textbooks

Book sets (such as Time/Life)

Library discards

host a book drive!

Getting books into the hands of children who need them most is even more special when you do it as a team. At work, in your community, at school or sports – this is a fun and easy team-building activity that makes a lasting difference!

Our book drive kit has everything you need to promote and host a book drive!

Download the book drive kit
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donate books faq’s

Thank you for taking a moment to read these FAQ’s before reaching out.

What kinds of book donations do you accept?

We’ll happily receive any gently used books that aren’t on our ‘don’t donate’ list below. We especially love bestsellers and new releases. We also accept collectibles, books in other languages, and even DVDs, CDs and audiobooks!

Here is the list of books we cannot accept: dictionaries, encyclopedias, religious texts or Bibles, library discards, Reader’s Digest, Harlequin, Avon or Signet romances, magazines (including National Geographic), textbooks, book sets such as Time/Life.

How many books can I donate?

We happily accept all books  from individual donors that are gently used and not on our "don't donate" list. However, if you have a large or older collection of books please contact us in advance to ensure we can accept your donations.

How should I prepare my book donations?

Bring your books in boxes or bags that you don’t need returned and we’ll take it from there!

Where do I park when donating books at the Calgary Curling Club?

Look for the signs in the parking lot and pull up to our curbside drop-off. Open your trunk and we’ll unload your books.

How do our book donations support early literacy in Calgary?

Proceeds from the Big Book Sale support several organizations doing early literacy work—helping children become stronger readers, get books of their very own and providing safe, fun reading places that nurture a love of reading. Past proceed recipients include YW Calgary, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area, Book Bank and more! Learn all about these partners' exciting early literacy projects at www.calgaryreads.com.

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