One of my favorite places in this whole city is a particular bookstore, which has not only new books, but also used books, and not only that but also Christian books. I consider it a Mecca for booklovers and treasure hunters. Last week I treated myself to a browsing session at their new location.
They are easily accessible on 16th Avenue NW, not too far north of downtown. If you’re anywhere near Peter’s Drive-In, SAIT or Motel Village, you’re just minutes away from Better Books and Bibles, a couple of doors down from White’s Flowers. It is interesting that the shop next door to the east, formerly a house, used to be one of the biggest and best used bookstores ever.
You are welcome to bring in used books you no longer want, and with certain titles and authors you can either receive cash for them, or exchange them. In the New Book section, their theme is “Better Books”. They also have a great selection of Bibles, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. It is also a great resource for church leaders to support the needs of a congregation.
I had a chat with David, the manager, who said that some customers found them through my previous blog post, which is wonderful, and I hope many more find them here!
The prices at Better Books and Bibles are more than reasonable, and lower than most used bookstores. Of course I couldn’t leave without a treasure. I found a copy of This Day: A Collection of Simple Prayers. (David gave me a great deal on it since it was my first time in the new store!) I will be posting a review and some images soon.
Here’s how you can reach the store:
Website and email: www.betterbooksandbibles.com (you can send them a message on the contact section of their website)
Phone: (403) 233-2409
Address: 636 16 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta (SEE MAPS BELOW)
(Parking in the back, accessible from the alley)
There are 2 maps below, and a “touched up” Google street view image.
Do drop by and check out the riches of this store and the friendly staff!