1302 4th Street SW

403-265-1033

Truly independent.

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A bookstore for avid readers and the unusually bookish, for browsers and meanderers, for independent minds and spirits.

About Us

On the corner of 4th St. & 13th Ave. SW

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Come and browse in our lovely bookstore in Calgary’s revitalized Beltline District. You just might find the book you’re looking for, but you’ll also find books that you haven’t seen anywhere else.

We’re devoted to good writing and literature of all kinds: fiction, genre fiction, history, science, biography, philosophy, psychology and more. We also carry art, photography, children's books and graphic literature. Our poetry section is the largest in Western Canada. There's a reading or event happening in the store almost any week of the year.


Be part of the cultural conversation — at Shelf Life Books.

BROWSE OUR INVENTORY ONLINE

A Community Bookstore

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Something is always happening at Shelf Life Books. We host events weekly with local or visiting authors, as well as book clubs, open mics, storytelling and discussion groups. We also support local authors and carry a good selection of their work.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Customer Driven

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We take special orders and enjoy talking to our customers about books. Let us know what you're reading or if there's a title we should keep on our shelves. Ask our staff for recommendations or browse our picks online.

Staff Picks

Dog Friendly

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Please bring your dog friends in with you while you shop!

Customer Loyalty Program

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Coming September 2019.

Brand New Books

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We sell new & bargain-priced books only - no used.

Store Hours

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Monday

10am - 6pm

Tuesday - Friday

10am - 8pm

Saturday

11pm - 6pm

Sunday

12pm - 5pm

Contact Us

Do you have a question? Are you looking for a book that isn't in our store? Drop us a line anytime, and we will get back to you with answers!

Shelf Life Books

1302 4 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X8, Canada

(403) 265-1033 Email us: contact@shelflifebooks.ca Event inquiries: events@shelflifebooks.ca Schools, community partnerships & hiring: karlene@shelflifebooks.ca

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