FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
- 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 librarystore.ca items & gift wrapping by donation
Katherine Cormack, Senior Manager, MarCom
Calgary Public Library