Owl’s Nest Books is Calgary’s oldest independent bookstore, located in the charming Britannia Shopping Plaza, and carrying new books for children, teens, and adults. Knowledgeable and established, and offering brand-new books alongside old-fashioned service, they have been recommending the best books to Calgary readers for over forty years. Founded by pioneer bookseller Evelyn deMille, they are continuing in the tradition of this book industry legend, who said, “Success in book selling comes down to all the old basics: hard work, total dedication, honesty, ethics, caring about people, enjoying the work and enjoying the challenge.”
They care deeply about their community, supporting local readers and authors with a full array of offerings like special orders, curbside pick-ups, local deliveries, wholesale school and library ordering, staff picks, events and book signings, and multiple in-house book clubs. Their carefully selected books are complemented by unique gifts for adults and children including journals, greeting cards, puzzles, games, crafts, and toys.
The expert team at Owl’s Nest Books is proud of their place in Calgary’s literary community and take seriously their responsibility to pass on their love of books to a new generation. They work tirelessly to get books into the hands of their readers that are worth talking about, worth reading, and worth owning.