CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale
May 12th -14th, 2017
The 2017 CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale will be held at the Calgary Curling Club May 12th to May 14th. The CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale is held each year in May. Last year, through the generosity of Calgarians and our amazing volunteers, we received, sorted and sold over 100,000 gently used books and raised over $300,000 for Calgary Reads.
Friday, May 12 – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m
Saturday May 13 – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 14 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Calgary Curling Club – 720 3 St NW
On Saturday evening from 6:00 to 8:30 local band, Midnight Blue, entertains our shoppers with great jazz music. Join us and take a turn on the dance floor, sip a glass of wine and shop for books!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an entrance fee? Yes. $2.00 for adults. Children under 16 are free of charge.
Do you take credit cards? Yes. Credit cards, debit and cash.
What types of books can I find at the Book Sale? All types! We sort the books into three main categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction and Children’s. We also have a Collectibles section. There are over 100,000 books ranging from Cooking to Classics, Health & Fitness to Horror, Tots and Teens to Transportation.
What is the price of the books? The majority of our adult books are $4.00 and children’s books are $2.00. Books that are current or just a year old are $6.00 and there are some more expensive, individually priced books.
Where can I park during the sale? There is limited parking at the Calgary Curling Club, some 2-hour street parking west of the Calgary Curling Club in the Community of Sunnyside and there is parking at the City of Calgary parking lot #59 at 200 Memorial Drive N.W. just east of the Curling Club (with a convenient pathway connecting the two). The City of Calgary lot is a pay lot and costs $.50 per hour with a maximum stay of 3 hours. On Saturdays, the maximum fee is $2.00.