The Book Man

Chilliwack: 604.792.4595Abbotsford: 604.853.7323
Open 364 days a year. Hours: 9:30-5:30 & Stat Holidays 10:00-5:00

The Book Man Community

Scholarships & Fundraisers

We Support our community
in many ways.

At The Book Man, we are invested in the literacy and well-being of our community members. Through our scholarships and various fundraisers, we are able to give back to the community that supports us every day.

The Book Man Graduate Writing Awards.

We offer a bursary that honours graduating students who are able to put their passion and love for reading into words. Our award is open to students at all levels of academic and personal achievement. Applicants must explain how books are important to them; how books have touched them, changed their lives, or opened their eyes. All forms of creative writing are encouraged, whether it be an essay, a short story, or a poem. This is a Chilliwack scholarship. Be sure to contact your school for more details.

Our award comes in the form of a $200 gift certificate for our bookstore, and we often award gift certificates of smaller amounts to the runner ups to recognize their efforts.

Citrus-y Literacy Fundraiser.

Our Citrus-y Literacy fundraiser raises money for The Chilliwack Learning Community Society (CLCS). Every spring, anyone is welcome to drop in at our Chilliwack location to donate $2, $5, $10, or $20 towards the CLCS and write a personalized message on a lemon, lime, or orange that will be added to our fabulous window display by our award-winning display designer, Sara Anthony. All donations go towards vital literacy programs in Chilliwack, including Early Family Literacy, Youth Literacy, Adult Literacy, Workplace Essential Skills, and Ladybug Book Bins.

Charitable cat calendar.

Since 2012, The Book Man has been producing a cat calendar to help raise funds for local cat shelters. Our first calendar featured our beloved Chilliwack branch cat, Nietzsche. In 2013, we expanded our calendar to include other working cats in the Fraser Valley, and it’s been going strong ever since.

You can also purchase Bookstore Cats by Brandon Schultz, featuring Nietzsche and Gatsby, for only $25.95!

With 6,600 square feet of books between
two convenient locations,

We're Sure to Have
What You're After.