Aquila Books

Aquila Books

Aquila Books specializes in books dealing with Polar Exploration, Western Canadiana, Mountaineering, the Canadian Pacific Railway, Early Voyages as well as many other areas. We also deal in antique maps and prints, historic photos, autograph letters, postcards, antique scientific instruments and antique bookcases. In the following pages you may explore some of the items available at Aquila Books. Please contact us if you have any questions. Wants lists are always welcome.

Aquila Books was started in 1984 in the basement of my home. Since then Aquila has grown, and we have now maintained a retail shop for over 25 years. We are located on the Trans-Canada Highway in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and are just 20 minutes away from the Calgary International Airport. We have our own parking lot at the rear of the store and additional parking is close by if needed. Our office hours are Monday to Saturday 10:30 - 5:30 and other times by appointment. We are flexible in this and there is often staff in the store from 9-6 Monday to Saturday but please call ahead if you plan to stop by outside of regular office hours. Our street address is: 826 16th Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0J9.

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positive comment by TIGER R on Dec 14, 2014

Expensive but good service.

positive comment by darren d on Sep 22, 2014

Nice book. Thanks!!

positive comment by Spider on Aug 21, 2014

Very good book,wrapped and shipped very well!

positive comment by claudine b on May 22, 2014

All was good. The book is in excellent condition and the delivery was very speedy.

positive comment by Frances H on May 10, 2014

I was very pleased with my purchase! It lived up to my expectations in every way. Having know the photographer personally, it will serve as a treasured memento of our friendship. Thank you!!!

positive comment by frwasyl on Nov 12, 2013

All went well, oddly can't find another copy of this book for sale?

positive comment by Geni H on Nov 2, 2013

Shipping and packing were impeccable. Contacts with seller were all helpful and courteous. I was disappointed with the quality of the dj. I wasn't expecting dj pieces to be missing. Pages 64 -86 the bottom corners were creased.

positive comment by Ian C on Sep 20, 2013

Book arrived yesterday thank you, I am pleased with my purchase.

neutral comment by Harold B on Aug 5, 2013

Given the condition of several of the pages, including one that was ripped - I would not have rated the overall condition of this book as "very good." Other books I have ordered though this site rated "very good" were definitely in better condition.

positive comment by Steven S on Jun 9, 2013

Very fast service.

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positive comment by Jacy O on Mar 19, 2013

Thank you for the special care you took with the mailing of this particular book.

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