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August 25, 2015

“Brilliant and beautiful” at The Big Book Club event. Get your tickets now!

Emma Hooper is coming to town! The author of Etta and Otto and Russell and James is our featured author at The Big Book Club event on October 2, 2015 in Calgary. Emma will share her writing tales about this gorgeous literary debut featuring unlikely heroes, lifelong promises, and last great adventures!

Raised in Alberta, Emma brought her love of music and literature to the UK, where she received a doctorate in Musico-Literary studies at the University of East-Anglia and currently lectures at Bath Spa University. A musician, Emma performs as a solo artists ‘Waitress for the Bees’ and plays with a number of bands.

Emma is excited to come home to Canada and talk about her first book! She’s eager to meet fellow book lovers and book club members and answer your questions, sign books, and tell us all about the great adventure of being a novelist.

The Big Book Club is a signature fundraising event for Calgary Reads… and evening of delights for passionate readers, book lovers, book club members and literacy supporters.

It’s the perfect opportunity to come and celebrate everything bookish with a group of friends and help support Calgary Reads’ work to help children read with confidence and joy!

In addition to our author reading, discussion and book signing, we have the presentation of The BOOKIE Awards, exquisite desserts, Reading Between the Wines, and a Book Mark IT! with literary gems and reading paraphernalia!

Get your ticket now – or plan a table with friends (or your fellow book club members). It’s rush seating on round tables of eight.

Tickets: $50 BUY Tickets

Friday October 2, 2015  7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

106 – 6th Avenue SW The former Calgary Chamber of Commerce building reenergized by Cenovus.

“[Hooper’s] crisp, unadorned prose beautifully captures her characters” sentiments and conveys her passion…their experiences of love and pain, longing and loss…Brilliant and beautiful.” – Chicago Tribune



May 22, 2015

Book Sale is Coming Soon!

Our 2015 CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale takes place on May 22 and 23 at the Calgary Curling Club 720 3rd St NW and more than a million gently-used quality books are ready to find new homes!