At the Calgary Reads Big Book Sale, discover more than 150,000 gently used books of every genre imaginable – and help more children experience the life-changing joy of reading. With your support, we can grow a thriving reading community!
This is the first year the Rotary Club of Calgary is stewarding the sale. For 18 years committed Calgary & Area volunteers have nurtured this sale which provided funds for Calgary Reads, an organization dedicated to Early Childhood Literacy.  In 2022, Calgary Reads gifted its many programs to Seed Partners who will continue dedicating resources to the various programs originally started by Calgary Reads.
The childhood literacy initiatives Calgary Reads has nurtured over the years are now  the seeds of dandelions: the flower of wishes. Now, through each ‘dandelion partner,’ the bright burst of Calgary Reads will become seeds that can be carried far and wide to help many more children open the doors to a lifetime of opportunity.
The Rotary Club of Calgary is the proud recipient of the Big Book Sale Seed and as a partner is committed to run a fantastic booksale alongside the many community volunteers and continue funding ECL programs and projects in Calgary.
We have maintained the name "Calgary Reads Big Book Sale" underscoring the location and the action of reading i.e. Calgary residents Read books and love books!