One Night of Extraordinary Bookish Gift Shopping

December 3, 2015

CALGARY – Books—the perfect gift for absolutely everyone on your Christmas list. And this year, Calgary Public Library makes bookish gift buying easy.

What:    Winter Word Fair
When:    Friday, December 4
Where:  Central Library, 616 Macleod Trail SE
When:    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.       Everyone welcome!

Each shopper will receive a free Librarian-approved booklist that includes Top 5 book recommendations from six of Calgary’s Literary Luminaries. Each Luminary will be on hand to defend their Top 5 List and autograph copies of their own books.

   6 Literary Luminaries share their Top 5 Book Recommendations

6:30 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.
Julie Van Rosendaal, Kitchen Guru and Cookbook author
Tom Keenan, Science Tech Writer & Futurist
Carolyn Fisher, Children’s Book Author and Illustrator

7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fiona Staples, Renowned Comic Book artist
Jay Ingram, Author & Science Geek
Lee Kvern, Fiction Writer & Library’s Author in Residence

     Featuring these fine Independent Booksellers

  • Shelf Life Books
  • Pages
  • Owl’s Nest

     …and these Bookish Vendors

  • Uppercase Magazine– font-related items
  • Aquila Books – antique and used books and collectors’ items
  • Octavia Bookbindery – handmade journals, vintage bookbinding
  • IM Paper Studio – stationery items, Christmas cards
  • Chasing Fire Studio – ceramic pottery, ceramic bookmarks
  • Nerd Mart Customs – comic book decorated jewelry, stationery
  • Hop N Flop – crocheted animals reminiscent of children’s book illustrations
  • Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild  (featuring Keith Worthington, illustrated poetry)
  • Library Foundation – offering items & gift wrapping by donation

Media contact:
Katherine Cormack, Senior Manager, MarCom
Calgary Public Library
M: 403.703.6431