About Us

Come and browse in our lovely bookstore in Calgary’s revitalized Beltline District. You just might find the book you’re looking for, but you’ll also find surprises on our shelves: books that you haven’t seen anywhere else.

We’re a literary bookstore devoted to good writing and publishing of all kinds: fiction, history, biography, philosophy, and more. We also indulge in art, photography, and graphic literature. We take special orders, host literary events, and enjoy talking to our customers about books.

Shelf Life is a store for avid readers and the unusually bookish, for browsers and meanderers, for independent minds and spirits. You can find us at the corner of 4th. St. & 13th. Ave. SW and we have a couple of parking spaces behind the building.

Be part of the cultural conversation — at Shelf Life Books.

Contact Shelf Life Books

Phone us: (403) 265-1033

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100, 1302 – 4th Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X8

Sundays – free street parking!