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October 2016

Pop-up Shop: Velour Clothing Exchange

October 1 - October 2
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Our first pop-up shop ever! VELOUR CLOTHING EXCHANGE will be here Oct. 1st & 2nd, and we couldn’t be more excited. If you like vintage clothes, you’re gonna want to browse these racks. Velour is Calgary’s first dedicated buy/sell/trade men’s + women’s vintage and modern clothing store, and will be opening an anchor location on 17th St. above Tubby Dog in early November. See pics at https://www.instagram.com/velourclothingexchange/.

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Book Launch: Tyler Perry – Belly Full of Rocks

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join Calgary poet Tyler B. Perry for the launch of his new book Belly Full of Rocks! Belly Full of Rocks, Tyler B. Perry’s second book of poetry, delves deep into the psyches of Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, the Huntsman, Mama Bear, and other fairy tale characters as they struggle to piece together their broken lives. The wolf, bloated, torn and battered, is pulled by a dark hunger into the city. A rebellious Red Riding Hood searches for solace…

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Pop-up Shop: Chika Ando Illustration

October 8 - October 9
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Chika Ando Illustration will be here Oct. 8th + 9th, selling her instantly recognizable art cards, prints, magnets, buttons, pouches & compacts. We are very happy to bring her here and have her art in our store. See her work at http://www.chikaandoillustration.com/ and then come see it here.

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Michael Mirolla & Wade Bell: Double Book Reading

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us at Shelf Life Books for a double book reading on October 12th, 2016: TORP by Michael Mirolla “Giulio di Orio, an assistant lecturer in Philosophy, brings one of his students, known as TORP to the Vancouver flat he shares with his wife Nicole. Soon their landlord is convinced that Torp is the devil incarnate, and the police have arrested him for the street bombings that have been plaguing the city. A sexually-charged tale bubbling with lust, suspected murder,…

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Mother-Daughter Bookclub Workshop with Katherine Koller

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join author Katherine Koller at Shelf Life Books for a book signing, reading, and free Mother-Daughter Bookclub Workshop! Ever thought of starting a mother-daughter book club? Need some help planning? A mother-daughter book club is a great way for girls to connect with the special women in their lives and share books. Katherine Koller, playwright, author of a new YA crossover novel, Art Lessons, and experienced mother-daughter book club organizer, visits the bookstore to share her experiences and suggestions for…

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Free

Seities Publication Launch + Exhibition {Theme:Music}

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Save the date! The next SEITIES Publication + Exhibition is Saturday, October 15th, from 6pm-10pm Shelf Life Books { 1302 4th street SW} with live musical guests. Stop in from 6PM – 10PM on October 15th, 2016 With music from : Orit Shimoni + Acoustic Open Stage On site 19th Century Tintypes by Rainika PhotoGraphik The photographic exhibition features the handmade darkroom prints, polaroids + plates from the local, national and international artists + contributors. {http://publication.seities.ca/thememusic-7th-publication/} —- 20% off all pre-orders. Get your copy for pick up…

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Free

Classical Guitar Society Preview Concert

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for a wonderful afternoon of classical guitar performances brought to you by the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary. Free admission! Performers TBA. The Classical Guitar Society of Calgary was founded in 1974 to promote interest in and study of classical guitar. That is still their goal. The society brings some of the best classical guitarists from around the world to Calgary to perform and teach masterclasses. They also hold social gatherings where local amateur and professional guitarists perform…

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Free

Double Book Reading – Laura Swart and Kate Marshall Flaherty

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us at Shelf Life Books for a double book reading by Laura Swart and Kate Marshall Flaherty, featuring folk-singer Verne Luchinski! BLACKBIRD CALLING by Laura Swart Blackbird Calling depicts the beauty and complexity that unfold when dominant and indigenous cultures fuse horizons. It begins on Cape Breton Island, where the narrator, unnamed, encounters the agonies and exploits of childhood—and the prejudices lodged against Aboriginal people. These prejudices form a solid line between pigments, and the narrator understands this line,…

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Single Onion #135, featuring Tippy Agogo and Midnight Yoga for Alcoholics

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us at Shelf Life Books for a special music and spoken-word event put on by Single Onion, featuring Tippy Agogo and Midnight Yoga for Alcoholics. About the performers: Tippy Agogo is a multifaceted musician whose focus is playing on found objects, home-made and traditional instruments and Mouth Music. He has five official albums, some of which include spoken word. He was part of Pop Tart at the infamous Clochard Gallery in East Vancouver, where he solidified friendships with Ted…

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Pop-up Shop: Thursday’s Rags – Halloween Edition

October 22 - October 23
Shelf Life Books

Thursday’s Rags will be here just in time to help you with your last-minute Halloween shopping or stocking up on some winter gems! Come down Oct. 22nd + 23rd n’ see what they’ve got.

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