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What to Read? Eight Alberta Bookstores Make Some Picks

Community Profiles

As the holidays approach, we thought we’d have some fun with Alberta’s independent bookstores.

They are community hubs and promoters of the arts, all around the province, and we invite you to support them when you begin 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. Here are their choices.


Analog Books
322 6 Street South, Lethbridge

The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All
by Josh Ritter

Manic Man
by Jason Wegner


Audreys Books
10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

What’s the Matter with Mary Jane? An Epitome Apartments Mystery
by Candas Jane Dorsey

The Shade Tree
by Theresa Shea


Café Books
#100 – 826 Main Street, Canmore

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

The Woman at The Front by Lecia Cornwall


Daisy Chain Book Co.
12525 – 102 Avenue, Edmonton

Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek by Daniel Levy & Eugene Levy

Tapping the West: How Alberta’s Craft Beer Industry Bubbled Out of an Economy Gone Flat by Scott Messenger


The Next Page
1217A  9 Avenue SE, Calgary

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead


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

The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield

The Children of Red Peak by Craig DiLouie


Pages Books
1135 Kensington Road NW, Calgary

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Unlocking by Amy LeBlanc


Shelf Life Books
1302 4 Street SW, Calgary

The Errant Husband by Elizabeth Haynes

Praying to the West by Omar Mouallem


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