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2023 Holiday Book Recommendations


Welcome to the third annual edition of Holiday Recommendations from Alberta’s Independent Bookstores. These shops are community hubs and promoters of the arts, all around the province. And wow, do these people know books! We invite you to support them when you do your holiday shopping.

We asked each bookseller to recommend two books. One choice could be wide open, and the other had to be by an Alberta author. Enjoy!

Analog Books
322 – 6 Street South, Lethbridge

Outsider: An Old Man, a Mountain and the Search for a Hidden Past
by Brett Popplewell

Streams of Consequence: Dispatches from the Conservation World
by Lorne Fitch

Audreys Books
10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

The Only Way to Make Bread 
by Cristina Quintero

This is How You Start to Disappear
by Astrid Blodgett


Café Books
#100 – 826 Main Street, Canmore

Still Life
by Sarah Winman

That Summer in Berlin
by Lecia Cornwall



Daisy Chain Book Co.
12525 – 102 Avenue, Edmonton

by Genevieve Graham

The Good Women of Safe Harbour
by Bobbie French


Owl’s Nest Books 
815A – 49 Avenue SW, Calgary

The Crow Valley Karaoke Championships 
by Ali Bryan

In The Dark We Forget 
by Sandra SG Wong


Pages Books
1135 Kensington Road NW, Calgary

Girlfriend on Mars
by Deborah Willis

The Skull
by Jon Klassen


Shelf Life Books 
1302 – 4 Street SW, Calgary

Empty Spaces
by Jordan Abel

Our Share of Night
by Mariana Enríquez