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A Book Lover’s Guide To Calgary
Last month I took a trip to Calgary, and took a literary tour! Read on below to hear all about my literary scoop!
First Stop of the Literary Tour – Memorial Park Library2. The Calgary Public Library, is a spectacular new building that I have fallen in love with (and the exterior slightly reminds me of the Lassonde School of Engineering building at York University, but maybe that just me). This library is what I imagine a modern Beauty & the Beast library would look like, but with less talking furniture pieces. The most surprising thing about this library is that it has a kid-zone that has a jungle gym. Oh to be a kid again and curl up at the top of this jungle gym with a book! This library also has a cafe (LUKES café – sadly not run by Luke Danes), a performance hall, a recording booth, a space dedicated for Teens, and a space for anyone to speak to Indigenous Elders from multiple nations (The Elders’ Guidance Circle).
Interior of The Calgary Public Library with a Read Alberta poster at the entrance3. Shelf Life Books is an indie bookstore I highly recommend all to visit when in Calgary. It has books from multiple indie publishers from across Canada, is dog-friendly, host literary events, and has many polls on Twitter.
Shelf Life Books – ReadUp this Summer Display WindowTo all book lovers out there, visit Calgary to quench your literary needs this summer.
***Thank you Kieran Leblanc, Book Publishers Association of Alberta, Read Alberta, and Shelf Life Books for your all your amazing work and hospitality, and for making my first publishing trip to be so memorable.