By the Numbers: The CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale

From the number of books donated to the amount of money raised, here are some fun numerical facts about the annual book sale. It returns this month from May 12 to 14.

Photograph courtesy of Calgary Reads

The CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale is a staple event in Calgary’s literary scene, and is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Shoppers by the thousands flock to the event each year to give used books across all genres a new home. From well-loved children’s picture books to young-adult fantasy to hot-off-the-press bestsellers, the sale is a haven for readers of every stripe. Here are some numbers from last year’s sale for perspective.

The CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale runs May 12 to 14 at the Calgary Curling Club. calgaryreads.com.

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