The CBC Calgary Reads Book Sale
at the Calgary Curling Club, 720 3 St NW
Mark your calendars, start cleaning off your bookshelves and get set for the next big book sale. This is the 11th year for this huge springtime book sale. The sale is the primary fundraiser for Calgary Reads and proceeds from the sale fund our programs that help young struggling readers learn to read. Thousands of books organized by category, are for sale each day and there are no limits on the number of books you can purchase. Come and browse through the tables of bargains and treasures!
Friday, May 10**
Noon – 8 pm
Saturday, May 11
9 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 12
9 am – 4 pm
Admission is $2 per person, children are free
Free parking is available at the Curling Club but it is limited. There is a pay parking lot on the east side of the Curling Club, with access from Memorial Drive.
Would you like to help?
Collecting, sorting, organizing and selling books takes hundreds of volunteers for several weeks before the sale. If you’d like to help, please fill out the registration form on the Volunteer page. If you volunteered last year,we would love to see you again! If you volunteered last year please don’t re-submit registration, instead phone us at 403-777-8254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For group or corporate volunteering opportunities, please email email@example.com.
Volunteer Appreciation Event: Date coming soon!
All of our treasured volunteers – from our dedicated tutors to our numerous committee members and of course the hard-working booksale team, get to pre-shop at our volunteer appreciation evening before the crowds. This year’s event features performances by Calgary’s Poet Laureate Kris Demeanor and Calgary’s favourite comic a cappella group the Heebee-jeebees.
Do you have books to donate?
Donations of clean, gently-used books are welcome. We have two donation locations:
The Calgary Curling Club
Saturday, April 27 – Sunday, May 5
Saturdays and Sundays: 9 am – 4 pm
Monday to Friday: 9 am – 8 pm
andThe Calgary Food Bank, warehouse door #3
Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 3
8:30 am – 6:30 pm daily
Please note that we cannot accept textbooks, encyclopedias, Readers Digests, magazines, book tapes or Harlequin Romances.
For information about other ways to donate, please see the Donate section of our online store.