Calgary Book Sale

in support of RESET Society of Calgary

Every book at the Calgary Book Sale helps change the lives of women and children experiencing the violence and trauma of sexual exploitation, as they turn the page and start a new chapter of their story.

2024: 20 Years of the Calgary Book Sale

With over 100,000 books, the Calgary Book Sale raises $120,000 – $140,000 annually which has helped support the EXploitation Intervention and Transition (EXIT) Program at RESET since 2003. The EXIT Program provides programming and support to women exiting sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Our Book Sale is one of the largest book sales in Western Canada, and our dedicated team of 250+ volunteers, along with support from the community and those who show up year after year, have allowed this event to be a success for the past 20 years.

May 2-5 & 10-12, 2024

Calgary Book Sale Books

Years

Books donated and sold

The first Calgary Book Sale took place in 2003. In partnership with the Calgary Herald, Servants Anonymous Society (SAS) set out to hold the inaugural Book Drive & Sale with proceeds to benefit SAS. The event was anticipated to be the largest of it’s kind and did not disappoint. Book lovers showed up in the hundreds with overwhelming support for a small organization, making a big difference in the lives of vulnerable women. 

Women supported in exiting sexual exploitation & trafficking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 years later, and the evolution of the Calgary Book Sale as a fundraising event has enabled RESET Society of Calgary to continue to provide essential supports to women and their children. Each year over 100,000 books are donated from fiction, to history, and rare finds. With over 8,000 square feet filled with books, this event is truly a book lovers dream. Join us this year on our 20th anniversary for a book sale you won’t forget!

Location

Crossroads Market Ltd.  is home to our Book Sale (and is the Book donation drop-off location). We are located on the southeast side of the building, facing Blackfoot Trail. Look for the big white tent on south end of the parking lot.

Free parking can be found in the Crossroads Market Parking Lot.

Crossroads Market Ltd.

Book Sale tent

1235 26th Ave SE

Calgary, AB

For all other inquiries please contact reception@resetcalgary.ca or call 403-237-8477.