in the heart of the Kensington Village shopping and entertainment district,
Pages is Calgary's literary meeting place. We offer over 10,000 titles in stock
at any given time and, through our special order service, we can access most
North American titles in print. Our booksellers are all avid readers - they can
help you track down that volume you need, suggest a
book for your child's birthday present, suggest titles for your book club, or
simply get you a great book to read on a quiet Sunday afternoon.
reading series goes year-round, offering the latest Calgary writers, as well as
those from across Canada and around the world. Check out our upcoming events calendar to keep on top of
what's happening "upstairs at the bookstore".
Over the years we have hosted some of the best writers and most
interesting people around including David Suzuki, Louis de Bernieres, Timothy
Findley, Rohinton Mistry, LGEN. Romeo Dallaire, Vikram Seth, Carol Shields, Pierre
Berton, M.G. Vissanji, Terry O'Reilly, Linden MacIntyre, Thomas Pynchon, Yann
Martel, Stuart McLean, Annabel Lyon, and many others.
Pages on Kensington is located in a sixty-year-old building in the heart of Calgary's
vibrant Kensington Village. It's
a great part of the city to wander around. You'll find all of the coffee shops
you could ever hope for, a terrific toy store, wonderful clothing boutiques, art
and craft galleries, gift stores galore, as well as tons of restaurants and
pubs. Spend the afternoon, but reserve some time to browse around Pages - we
have your reading covered!
facade of the Pages building was redone in 1993, but the interior still has the
same creaky wooden floors as when it was the first branch library of the Calgary
Public Library in 1947. This building has literary bones!
At Pages all of our staff take pride in our exceptional
service. What can we help you with?
Friendly, knowledgeable booksellers will track down whatever books you would like to have.
Our special order service allows you to rest while we
do the sleuthing to find the titles you need.
We will ship anywhere. Need that book mailed to
California for your granddaughter's birthday? Let us know (with
as much time as you can), and we'll ship it. Shipping costs will vary
from item to item.
Need suggestions for your next few book club meetings?
Our booksellers can help.
Frequent buyers get credits! Every time you
make a purchase, we will ring it in under your name and the computer
will calculate your credit points. Once you reach a
credit of $10, you can cash it in. You can use the credit when you get it or bank it until you have enough to get that special
present for yourself!
Cathy McKay (1957-2003)
In remembrance of past Pages' owner, Catherine Anne McKay.
Cath was born in
Collingwood, ON on October 8, 1957
and graduated from OSCVI in Owen Sound, ON in 1976. She attended and graduated from Huron College at the University
of Western Ontario in 1981. She came to Calgary in 1981 and worked at the Public Library before returning to
St. Catharines, ON in 1984 to run the book department at Beattie's Stationers. Cathy returned to Alberta in 1989 as a
publisher's representative for Thomas Allen & Son Ltd. In 1991 she joined McClelland & Stewart Publishers and in 1996 became
their western regional sales manager. Fulfilling her dream to own her own bookstore, she purchased Pages in July 2000. She served
on the CBA board of directors for the last two years, was involved with the Banff Publishers Workshop, a member of the
independent Book Alliance of Canada and was instrumental in forming the Southern Alberta Independent Booksellers'
Association. She was honored to be nominated three years in a row as Canadian Bookseller of the Year.
She leaves behind her best friend and husband Greg Gerrard; her stepchildren, Anna and Oliver Gerrard; her mother Catherine
McKay; her sisters, Janet McKay, Margaret McKay (Darrell Small); and her brother Neil McKay (Doreen); two cats, Brat and Tiger, and thousands of friends.
Cathy will be greatly missed.