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Indie Bookstores in Colorado

The best list of independent Colorado bookstores

 

More than a book store, Explore is an intellectual gathering place, where books, ideas, and the free-flowing conversation they initiate are part of the environment. Where you’ll find not only classic literature and nonfiction, but obscure delights on a vast array of subjects. Where customers stay on the leading edge with quality new fiction, landmark biographies, political expose’ and social commentary. Where each book-lined room offers the excitement of finding something important, engaging, enriching...a place to Explore.

  • City Title Basalt
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  • Address 1 760 E Valley Rd, Unit C-122
  • Phone (970) 279-5040
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

Bookbinders Basalt is a small, independent bookstore in Basalt, Colorado. We are located in the busy Willits Town Center development, right off Highway 82.

  • City Title Boulder
  • Address 1 1200 Pearl St #10
  • Phone (303) 444-7111
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

Used book and record shop. Used, new, rare and antique books, records, CDs, tapes, old magazines, and art and posters relating to music and literature.

  • Address 1 3175 28th St
  • Phone (303) 449-3765
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
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  • Address 1 1107 Pearl St.
  • Phone (303) 447-2074
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

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.

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.

  • Address 1 1201 Pearl St.
  • Phone (303) 939-8355
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age

We are a used bookstore serving readers in Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton, and the entire Denver metro area.

  • City Title Colorado Springs
  • Address 1 3163 W. Colorado Ave.
  • Phone (719) 636-0055
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Your West Side bookstore!

  • Address 1 3918 Maizeland Rd.
  • Phone (719) 596-1621
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Established in 1982, we are now the largest independent bookstore in Colorado Springs with over a quarter million books in stock, a huge sci fi and fantasy section, school-required reading, and rare, vintage, and collectible books.

  • City Title Craig
  • Address 1 543 Yampa Ave.
  • Phone (970) 824-5343
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Crested Butte
  • Address 1 414 Elk Ave.
  • Phone (970) 349-7545
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food
A local bookstore and cafe. Perfect for interneting on CB's fastest wifi! Check out our bestsellers and grab a nice cup of tea or specialty coffee; we'll meet you at Rumors and Townie Books!
  • Address 1 4061 E. Wesley Ave.
  • Phone (303) 756-9891
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

We are a independent paperback bookstore. Our used books are generally half the list price and if you bring books in to trade you can use credit for half off that. You are welcome to bring books in to trade any time we are open; we accept them based on condition and our current stock. Any titles we do not need can be either returned to you or donated to charity.

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  • Address 1 4280 Tennyson St.
  • Phone (303) 284-0194
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

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.

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  • Address 1 4315 E. Mississippi Ave.
  • Phone (303) 759-1117
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

Community-focused and independently-owned, The Bookies Bookstore is heaven for book lovers of all ages. We have books for adults and children, including Colorado's widest selection of children's books. Every member of our staff is a walking library and we're always ready to share our book recommendations and knowledge. We also host events and carry toys, board games and gifts and act as a major supplier to schools, with educational resources, books, classroom sets and professional development materials.

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  • Address 1 300 E. Colfax Ave.
  • Phone (303) 837-0700
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

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.

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  • Address 1 1743 Wazee St.
  • Phone (303) 297-1440
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

City Stacks is a family-owned and -operated independent bookstore and espresso bar with a carefully curated selection of books for adults and kids, as well as book-themed gifts and author events. Our espresso bar features locally-roasted Corvus Coffee, specially-selected loose-leaf tea, and the best hot chocolate in Denver.

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  • Address 1 4900 W. 46th Ave.
  • Phone (303) 964-9339
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards

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.

Books, coffee, comics, records, and the best people watching right at Denver Ground Zero.

Second Star to the Right is a new and gently loved children's and young adult bookstore and toy store. We also offer parenting books and well as books in Spanish. Tutoring is also available. Our store is owned and operated by current and former elementary school teachers and prides itself on assisting customers with knowledgeable book choices. Book baskets are available as well as hand crafted items. Our store events include author visits, kid yoga, daily story time, and baby storytime.

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  • Address 1 1628 16th St
  • Phone (303) 436-1070
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
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.
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  • Address 1 2526 E Colfax Ave.
  • Phone (303) 322-7727
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
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.
  • Address 1 3434 W 32nd Ave.
  • Phone (303) 480-0220
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
West Side Books is an independent bookstore located in the historic Highlands neighborhood of northwest Denver since 1998. We carry new, used, rare and collectable books.

Maria's Bookshop, a locally-owned, indie bookstore, is located on historic Main Avenue in downtown Durango, Colorado.

Used books & all things curious.

Independently Owned, Locally Flavored, Community Minded

  • City Title Englewood
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  • Address 1 2775 S. Broadway
  • Phone (303) 761-8627
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Feminist, Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
The grand old lady of spiritually oriented stores, Isis Books and Gifts has been a Denver landmark for over 30 years.
  • City Title Estes Park
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  • Address 1 152 E. Elkhorn Ave.
  • Phone (970) 586-3450
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers

Macdonald Book Shop is an independent, historic bookstore in the heart of downtown Estes Park, Colorado. In business since 1928, we carry a wide variety of general fiction, nonfiction, newspapers, magazines, maps, hiking and nature guides, and much more!

  • City Title Evergreen
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  • Address 1 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

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

  • City Title Fort Collins
  • Address 1 177 N. College Ave.
  • Phone (970) 482-9853
  • Type New books
  • Address 1 132 W. Troutman Pkwy.
  • Phone (970) 207-9453
  • Type Used books

Book Lover's is a locally owned, used book store. We sell and trade used books. Bring us some books and we'll see if we can give you some store credit.

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  • Address 1 232 Walnut St.
  • Phone (970) 484-7898
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Children's, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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.
  • City Title Frisco
  • Address 1 409 Main St. #101
  • Phone (970) 668-9291
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

The Next Page Bookstore is located in beautiful Frisco, Colorado on “The Main Street of the Rockies.” At The Next Page, we strive to keep our focus on the traditional strengths of an independent bookseller—a great selection of books, personalized and friendly service, a knowledgeable staff, and a deep commitment to the community that we serve.

  • City Title Fruita
  • Address 1 138 S Park Square #202
  • Phone (970) 858-3636
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Sidelines Artwork, Magazines/Newspapers

Lithic Bookstore & Gallery. Poetry. Art. Bookmakers. We regularly host literary readings, theater, lectures, workshops and live music.

  • City Title Glenwood Springs
  • Address 1 723 Grand Ave.
  • Phone (970) 945-7045
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

The Book Train is an independent bookstore. We carry new books, lots of magazines, unique greeting cards, and more.

  • City Title Grand Junction
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  • Address 1 439 Main St.
  • Phone (970) 242-5181
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

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, as well as hosting presentations and author events.

  • Address 1 350 Main St.
  • Phone (970) 424-5437
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork

Established in 2010 as a sister store to Twice Upon A Time Bookshop, Grand Valley Books offers a curated collection of vintage and modern titles, with a focus on regional and western history, and Native American topics. We carry both new and gently used books. Stop in and find the perfect book, or discover a new interest.

  • Address 1 533 Main St.
  • Phone (970) 986-8086
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Regional

Books by, for, and about the West. Visit us for author events, storytimes, and more.

  • City Title Greeley
  • Address 1 942 9th Ave.
  • Phone (970) 352-8117
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Toys/Games

We carry best selling fiction, nonfiction, and children books. Also unique gifts, cards,1000 + magazines, cigars, vintage toys, food and coffee bar.

  • City Title Gunnison
  • Address 1 211 N. Main St.
  • Phone (970) 641-3693
  • Type New books
  • City Title Holyoke
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  • Address 1 221 N. Interocean Ave.
  • Phone (970) 854-3153
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

Inklings and More is a small independent bookstore in Northeastern Colorado that boasts old book charm with a fresh, clean atmosphere that is also cozy and inviting. We believe that books are magical and we love what we do! Thank you for your support and for you business!

For Heaven’s Sake is stocked with a wide range of new age and metaphysical books, gifts and supplies to meet all your spiritual needs.

Full Moon Books is an independent, locally-owned bookstore located just off 6th Avenue in the heart of Lakewood. We offer a wide selection of popular fiction, non-fiction, and metaphysical books as well as unique gifts and accessories.
  • City Title Leadville
  • Address 1 522 Harrison Ave.
  • Phone (719) 486-2866
  • Type New books
  • City Title Littleton
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  • Address 1 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr.
  • Phone (303) 470-7050
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
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.
  • City Title Longmont
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  • Address 1 504 Main St.
  • Phone (303) 827-3620
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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!
  • Address 1 346 Main St.
  • Phone (303) 776-6561
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Louisville
  • Address 1 724 Main St.
  • Phone (303) 604-2880
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Loveland
  • Address 1 680 E 29th St
  • Phone (970) 667-6422
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

We are a local, family owned business. We sell new and used books and host author events. We have been in business for over seven years serving the Loveland area.

  • City Title Montrose
  • Address 1 345 E. Main St.
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • City Title Monument
  • Address 1 105 Second St.
  • Phone (719) 481-2665
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards

Currently closed due to flooding damages. Covered Treasures Bookstore, one of the only area independents carrying primarily new books, is a great place to sip a cup of coffee and take in the charm of downtown Monument. It carries a satisfying selection that encompasses hiking guides and regional favorites, current and classic fiction and nonfiction, as well as children's books, greeting cards and journals, and also hosts events throughout the year.

  • City Title Niwot
  • Address 1 7960 Niwot Rd Ste B-3
  • Phone (720) 412-1548
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

Inkberry Books offers new, gently used, and out-of-print books for readers of all ages.

  • City Title Salida
  • Address 1 135 F St.
  • Phone (719) 539-9629
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games
  • City Title Steamboat Springs
  • Address 1 68 9th St.
  • Phone (970) 879-6830 or (800) 898-6830
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea

An indie bookstore, coffeehouse and bakery in glorious Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 

  • City Title Telluride
  • Address 1 224 W. Colorado Ave.
  • Phone (970) 728-4504
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

Books, Magazines, Newspapers. Maps, Cards, Journals, Gifts, Events. Cozy cafe in back with Wi-Fi. Website sells eBooks. Floors creak like a lonesome violin.

  • City Title Wheat Ridge
  • Address 1 10840 W. 44th Ave.
  • Phone (303) 425-4960
  • Type Used books
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