Better Books and Bibles, a New Bookstore in Calgary

UPDATE ON MARCH 1, 2014 – THE STORE HAS MOVED FROM THE LOCATION ORIGINALLY MENTIONED IN THIS POST.  PLEASE SEE THE NEW POST, HERE.

“Endeavouring to bring you treasures, both old and new”

I am delighted that there is a new bookstore in Calgary, which is not only new books, but also used books, and not only that but also Christian books. What more could I want?

When Pilgrim Books closed last year after 25 years of business, I was shocked. Weren’t there plenty of people like me who considered it a Mecca for booklovers and treasure hunters? I felt a bit lost, and the more I thought about it, the more I realized it had been my ultimate destination in the city, and I’d miss the women that worked there.

Then I read a blurb in City Light News about Better Books and Bibles, a store that had purchased much of the stock of Pilgrim Books. Yahoo!

The store is easily accessible, near Deerfoot Trail and Memorial Drive. It is full of treasures, as I’d hoped it would be. Robert greeted me as I paid my first visit and he gave me a quick tour. I surveyed the colorful shiny new books in the entranceway, and I found the store filled with cozy nooks and inviting little rooms for various categories. Later, Robert introduced me to David, the manager. I recognized some of my “old friends” and eventually (I was there for over an hour) brought some of them home with me.

The prices are more than reasonable, comparable to the former Pilgrim Books and lower than most used bookstores. Here’s how you can reach Better Books and Bibles:

Website and email: www.booksandbibles.ca , bbookbib@telus.net
Phone: (403) 233-2409

Do drop by and check out the riches of this store and the friendly staff.

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5 Comments

  1. Warren Smith

    Thanks for posting this. I felt lost after learning that Pilgrim had closed; now I know where to go.

  2. Diane

    So happy to have found this post! Thank you for setting me in the right direction!

  3. Beverly

    In cleaning up emails I found an old email from Pilgrim Books so decided to google it. That’s when I found this page. I have missed the old store and am glad to find out about Better Books and Bibles. Will see them soon! I live in Montana!

    • Hello Beverly! I drove through Montana on my way to visit family, and was so glad I did. What a gorgeous state. I hope you enjoy your visit to Better Books and Bibles!

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