Bookstores in Colorado

A guide to the best independent
Colorado bookstores

Alamosa

Narrow Gauge Newsstand - 602 Main St. - (719) 589 - 6712

Aspen

Explore Booksellers & Bistro - 221 E. Main St. - (970) 225-5336 or
(800) 562-7323

Boulder

Boulder Book Store ColoradoBoulder Book Store

1107 Pearl St.
Phone: (303) 447-2074
Type: New & used books
Specialty: General Interest
Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Gifts, Curiosities, Toys/Games
Find us: Facebook | Twitter | Blog

Boulder Book Store is Boulder’s largest independent bookstore with 20,000 sq. feet, more than 100,000 titles, and three floors. We host more than 200 events in the store and in the community every year. Boulder Book Store has been named “Best of Boulder” by local papers every year since 1987. As a founding member of the Boulder Independent Business Alliance (one of the first of its kind in the country), David Bolduc, owner of the Boulder Book Store, has been at the forefront of the “shop local” movement for over a decade.

Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe - Boulder COInnisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe

1203 13th St., Ste. A
Phone: (303) 579-1644
Type: New books
Specialty: Poetry
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As one of three exclusively-poetry bookstores in the United States, Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe creates and fosters a daily, living space for lovers of poetry, of all ages. The store allows poets and lovers of poetry to gather formally and informally in order to promote the discovery that writing and reading poetry brings forth. The Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe has poetry books for readers of all ages. The store also proudly carries Conscious Coffees, the award winning Boulder-based coffee roaster dedicated to the pursuit of Fair Trade and Organic coffee all over the world.

Left Hand Books - 1200 Pearl St., #10 -(303) 443-8252 - Alternative

Lighthouse Books - 1201 Pearl St. - (303) 939-8355 - Specialty: Metaphysical/New Age

Broomfield

Coyote Ridge Books - 1480 Midway Blvd., (303) 438-1111 - Used books, Collectibles

Colorado Springs

Poor Richard's Bookstore - 320 N. Tejon St. - (719) 578-0012

Denver

Abracadabra Books - 8909 E. Colorado Dr. - (303) 733-5700 - Used, Rare, Antiquarian books

Auraria Campus Bookstore - 900 Auraria Pkwy. - (303) 556-4286 - General books

BookBar - Denver COBookBar

4280 Tennyson St.
Phone: (720) 443-2227
Tpye: New books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional
Sidelines: Cafe/Food, Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
Events: Author Signings, Readings, Monthly Book & Wine Pairings, Book Club, Trivia
Find us: Facebook // Twitter

A book shop for wine lovers. A wine bar for book shoppers. Now open in the Tennyson Street arts district in Denver, BookBar is the perfect place to read and sip or meet and discuss.

The Bookies - 4315 E. Mississippi Ave. - (303) 759-1117

Capitol Hill books Denver COCapitol Hill Books

300 E. Colfax Ave.
Phone: (303) 837-0700
Type: Used books
Specialty: General Interest
Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Gifts
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Denver's largest searchable database of used books features every subject from American History to Zen. Capitol Hill Book has been serving the Denver community at Colfax and Grant for 33 years.

For Heaven's Sake Metaphysical Bookstore - Denver COFor Heaven's Sake

4900 W. 46th Ave.
Phone: (303) 964-9339
Book Type: New books
Specialty: Metaphysical/New Age
Sidelines: Jewelry, Tumbled stones and crystals, Candles, Essential Oils, Music CDs, Divination, Greeting cards, inspirational gifts
Events: Author Signings, Psychic Readings, Classes, Concerts
Find us: Facebook // Twitter // Blog

Denver’s premiere new age metaphysical gift and bookstore provides a self-help healing center for mind, body, and spirit. Meaningful books, inspirational gifts, classes, energy work, daily psychic readings, and space for meetings – all under one roof.

Tattered Cover bookstore in DenverTattered Cover - LoDo

1628 16th St
Phone: (303) 436-1070
Type: New & used books
Specialty: General Interest
Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Gifts, Curiosities, Toys/Games, Coffee/Tea
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A locally owned business with an unwavering commitment to the customer and the community, the Tattered Cover is a bookstore and much more. Our three unique locations each offer personal service, an extraordinary selection of books, coffee shops serving breakfast and lunch, extensive newsstands, and author appearances nearly every day. Visit www.tatteredcover.com for locations, information, and convenient on-line shopping for books and e-books.

Tattered Cover bookstore on Colfax in DenverTattered Cover - Colfax

2526 E Colfax Ave.
Phone: (303) 322-7727
Type: New & used books
Specialty: General Interest
Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Gifts, Curiosities, Toys/Games, Coffee/Tea
Find us: Facebook | Twitter

A locally owned business with an unwavering commitment to the customer and the community, the Tattered Cover is a bookstore and much more. Our three unique locations each offer personal service, an extraordinary selection of books, coffee shops serving breakfast and lunch, extensive newsstands, and author appearances nearly every day. Visit www.tatteredcover.com for locations, information, and convenient on-line shopping for books and e-books.

Durango

Maria's Bookshop - 960 Main Ave. - (970) 247-1438

White Rabbit Books & Curiosities - 128 W. 14th St., Unit C-2 - (970) 259-2213 - Used books

Edwards

The Bookworm of Edwards - 295 Main St. C101 - (970) 926-7323

Isis Books & Gifts - Engelwood COIsis Books & Gifts

2775 S. Broadway
Phone: (303) 761-8627
Type: New books
Specialty: General Interest, Feminist, Metaphysical/New Age, Religion, Alternative Health
Sidelines: Cafe/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
Events: Author Signings, Readings, Workshops

The grand old lady of spiritually oriented stores, Isis Books and Gifts has been a Denver landmark for over 30 years.

Evergreen

Hearthfire Books - Evergreen COHearthFire Books

Bergen Village Shopping Ctr - 1254 Bergen Pkwy, Ste. D118
Phone: (303) 670-4549
Type: New books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Sidelines: Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
Events: Author Signings, Readings
Find us: Facebook

We are Evergreen's only full service bookstore and the locals' favorite place to have their "mind, spirit and imagination" sparked with great books and great writing.

Fort Collins

Al's Newsstand - 177 N. College Ave. - (970) 482-9853 - Specialty: Magazines/Comics

Book Lover's - 132 W. Troutman Pkwy. - (970) 207-9453 - Used books

Wolverine Farm Bookstore (inside The Bean Cycle) - 144 N. College Ave. - (970) 472-4284 - New, Used books

Old Firehouse Books - Fort Collins COOld Firehouse Books

232 Walnut St.
Phone: (970) 484-7898
Type: Primarily new books with used books
Specialty: Children's, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Memoir
Sidelines: Coffee/Tea, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
Events: Author Signings, Readings
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Named after the historic building we call home, Old Firehouse Books is a local, independent bookstore in Fort Collins, Colorado. We sell both new books and used books, which helps us have the best selection of titles in town. On the chance we do not have the book you are looking for here in the store we also special order new books. We take pride in being a part of both the Fort Collins community, and the independent bookselling community. For that reason we are members of the Better Business Bureau, Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association, American Booksellers Association, Indie Bound, and Be Local Northern Colorado.

 

Frisco

The Next Page - 409 Main St. #101 - (970) 668-9291

Glenwood Springs

Book Train - 723 Grand Ave. - (970) 945-7045 - New & Used books

Grand Junction

Crystal Books & Gifts Grand Junction COCrystal Books & Gifts

439 Main St.
Phone: (970) 242-5181
Type: New books
Specialty: Metaphysical/New Age
Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Gifts, Toys/Games
Find us: Facebook

Crystal Books & Gifts is a locally owned and operated store dedicated to helping the individual explore the physical universe that surrounds them as well as examining the intellectual, emotional and spiritual universes that reside within. Opened in 1987, we are known as the area's premier source for an eclectic mix of books ranging from quantum physics to metaphysics; from Native American studies to texts on religions from around the world. It is also known for having premium quality unique gifts, music, statuary, symbolic jewelry, aromatherapy and unusual greeting cards.

Out West Books - 533 Main St. - (970) 986-8086

Greeley

Woody's Newsstand - 942 9th Ave. - (970) 352-8117

Gunnison

Bookworm - 211 N. Main St. - (970) 641-3693

Highlands Ranch

Tattered Cover bookstore Highland RanchTattered Cover

9315 Dorchester St.
Phone: (303) 470-7050
Type: New & used books
Specialty: General Interest
Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Gifts, Curiosities, Toys/Games, Coffee/Tea
Find us: Facebook | Twitter

A locally owned business with an unwavering commitment to the customer and the community, the Tattered Cover is a bookstore and much more. Our three unique locations each offer personal service, an extraordinary selection of books, coffee shops serving breakfast and lunch, extensive newsstands, and author appearances nearly every day. Visit www.tatteredcover.com for locations, information, and convenient on-line shopping for books and e-books.

Holyoke

Inklings Book Store - Holyoke COInklings Book Store

221 N. Interocean Ave.
Phone: (970) 854-3153
Type: New books
Specialty: Children's, Regional
Sidelines: Curiosities, Toys/Games
Events: Author Signings

We are the best bookstore in northeastern Colorado. We are family owned and have been serving Phillips County and the surrounding area since 1995. We do our best to keep a well-stocked bookstore with a great variety to fit the needs of our customers including specials orders. There is no need to go to the impersonal stores in the city when you can shop right here in rural Colorado! At the Inklings Book Store you'll find more than just the latest best sellers with our unique selection of books, gifts and toys.

Keystone

inxpot - 0195 River Run Rd. #B9 - (970) 262-3707

Lake City

Back Country Navigator - 131 Gunnison Ave. - (970) 944-6277 - Specialty: Regional books

Lakewood

Paperback Patti's - 2060 Youngfield St. - (303) 274-1911 - Used books

Leadville

Book Mine - 522 Harrison Ave. - (719) 486-2866 - Specialty: Regional books*

Longmont

Barbed Wire Books Longmont COBarbed Wire Books

504 Main St.
Phone: (303) 827-3620
Type: Used and new books
Specialty: General Interest, Regional
Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Gifts, Curiosities, Art
Find us: Facebook

Barbed Wire Books is Longmont's largest book store (5800 square feet!). Our award-winning store is a favorite of all ages. We carry both new and used books and our specialty is locating rare and out of print books for our clients. We can help appraise your collection, as well. We carry artisan works of local people, vintage jewelry, music and more. We host live music, book signings, intellectual groups and book clubs. Barbed Wire Books has something for everyone!

 

Used Book Emporium - 346 Main St. - (303) 776-6561 - Used books

Louisville

The Book Cellar - 820 Main St. - (303) 604-2880 - Used books

Meeker

Wendll's Wondrous Things - 594 Main St. - (970) 878-3688

Monument

Covered Treasures Bookstore - 105 Second St. - (719) 481-2665

Ridgway

Cimarron Books & Coffee - 380 W. Sherman St. - (970) 626-5858

Salida

The Book Haven - 135 F St. - (719) 539-9629

Steamboat Springs

Off the Beaten Path - 68 9th St. - (970) 879-6830 or (800) 898-6830

Telluride

Between the Covers - 224 W. Colorado Ave. - (970) 728-4504 - Specialty: Regional books

Wheat Ridge

The Books Stop - 10840 W. 44th Ave. - (303) 425-4960 - Used, Rare, Out of Print books

 

 

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