Store Hours

We are currently open for browsing, online/phone/email ordering, contactless curbside pick-up, shipping and free local delivery within a 15 minute drive (with minimums). 

We are a dog friendly store.

Saturday: 11-6
Sunday: 11-6
Monday: 11-6
Tuesday: 10-8
Wednesday: 10-8
Thursday: 10-8
Friday: 10-8

Holidays: 11-4

2023 Holiday Hours:

Dec 24th: 11-4

Dec 25th: Closed

Dec 26th: 11-4

Dec 27th-30th: 11-6

Dec 31st: 11-4

Jan 8th: Closed for Inventory

Contact & Location

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

Phone: (403) 265-1033
General information: [email protected]
Event inquiries: [email protected]

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We are on the #3, #17 and #449 bus route, and a 10 minute walk from the 4th Street SW train stop downtown. Street parking is free after 6pm. Our store is ground level with no stairs or inclines. Our washrooms are non-gendered, one with wheelchair accessibility and one with a changing table. Please contact us at 403-265-1033 or [email protected] with any questions or requests.

It is important to us to assist the people in our community who are not always able to physically be in the community. Free local contactless delivery is available to those with health/mobility restrictions. If you live within walking distance, we can run a book over whenever. If you’re a bit further away, we bring a few at a time. If you live very far away, we offer a reduced shipping fee. Contact us for more information.


We at Shelf Life Books acknowledge that we are on the lands of the Treaty 7 People:
The Blackfoot from Siksika, Kainai and Piikani;
The Dene-Sarcee from Tsuut’ina;
And the Stoney-Nakoda from Morley, the Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney First Nations.
We also walk in the footsteps of the Metis People from Region 3, Metis Nation of Alberta.