Owls Nest Books


Products and Services

  • Book Stores,
  • Books,
  • Novels,
  • Journals,
  • Fine China,
  • Bookmarks,
    • Book Bags,
    • Paperweights,
    • Umbrellas,
    • Book Lights,
    • Jigsaw Puzzles,
    • Picture Frames,
    • Artisinal Chocolate,
    • Children's Books,
    • Stationary,
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  • French Language Books,
  • Fiction Books,
  • Mystery Books,
  • Travel Books,
  • Decor Books,
  • Health Books,
    • Bibliographies,
    • Cooking Books,
    • Parenting Books,
    • History Books,
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Languages Spoken

  • English,
815A 49 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1G8
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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Meet the owner

Since 1975, book lovers have flocked to Owl’s Nest Books in Calgary's Britannia neighbourhood for great reads and expert knowledge from the avid readers on staff. Michael Hare bought Owl’s Nest Books with a partner in 1996, and in 2003, his wife Susan bought out that partner, making this a true mom-and-pop bookstore. “At this day and age, it’s a terrific and rewarding challenge,” says Susan.

It was a love of books that led Susan and Michael into the business. “I love being taken away to another place by a terrific story or great writing,” says Susan. Her passion is shared by her employees and all are more than willing to help customers find their favourite read. “Whether it’s fiction that sparks your imagination or a non-fiction book that inspires you to learn more about the world," says Susan, "reading is just a great way to experience the world.”

The store is stocked with bestsellers as well as gems by independent publishers that can lead you into genres you may never have thought to explore. Owl’s Nest Books also offers an extensive French language collection and jewellery and art by local artisans.

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    this location is so great - grab a starbucks and go into owls - find your next fave read - cute little place

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    A trip to Owl’s Nest is a sure-fire way to get your little bookworm excited for their first days back. Speaking to the shop’s kid-lit expertise, this independent bookshop in Britannia Shopping Plaza supplies and advises school libraries. Fully half the shop is devoted to books, games, toys and more for children and teens.

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    This an independent bookstore that has been catering to Calgary’s discriminating readers for more than three decades. It offers free delivery within eight kilometre radius of the Britannia Shopping Centre, 30 per cent off bestsellers and a points rewards system for faithful, frequent shoppers.

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