Big Book Sale 2022

Calgary Reads is an early literacy organization that believes all children should have the opportunity to experience the life-changing magic of reading. The Calgary Reads’ Big Book Sale, with your support, helps fund this vision. Thank you for helping enrich the reading lives of children! 

Come to our 18th Big Book Sale and discover more than 150,000 gently used books of every genre imaginable. We have redesigned our book sale to ensure a safe, leisurely, and uncrowded volunteering and shopping experience that will comply with all public health guidelines in place at the time.  Our biggest change for 2022? The actual sale will run for 11 days, giving you plenty of time to find the perfect book.

Here are three ways you can help us bring another successful sale to life!


April 22 – May 18

Help set-up, sort books, work the sale days, or bring your energy to help us clean-up.


April 22 – May 1

Bring us your gently used books. Find out where and how.


May 6 – 16

Come shop the sale. Reserve a spot for the first two days, enjoy fewer crowds on other days and return for great deals, including a free book day.