Top Choice Books in Denver

Tattered Cover Bookstore

There are plenty of places to curl up with a book in Denver’s beloved independent bookstore. Bursting with new and used books, it has a good stock of regional travel guides and nonfiction titles dedicated to the Wes…
Top Choice Books in Frisco

Next Page Bookstore & Tea Bar

A terrific bookstore that merges local naturalist literature, hiking guides, maps and children's books with modern, offbeat and classic fiction. Skinny but deep, with an excellent tea bar to keep you lingering.
Top Choice Books in Boulder

Boulder Book Store

Boulder’s favorite indie bookstore has a huge travel section downstairs, along with all the hottest new fiction and nonfiction. Check the visiting-authors lineup posted at the entry and on its website.
Books in Ouray & the Million Dollar Hwy

Buckskin Booksellers

This excellent bookstore exemplifies the passion locals have for their town and area. Buckskin carries a huge amount of books on local history, mining and geology, as well as birding books, guidebooks and hiking and…
Books in Telluride

Between the Covers

Bookworms flock to this homey shop with a big selection of local interest, creaking floors and a doting staff. Check online for readings and events. Local secret: the coffee counter in back turns out a mean espresso…
Books in Steamboat Springs

Off the Beaten Path

Among the crowded stacks and sharp fragrance of brewing coffee beans, patrons browse for books on local history and light vacation reads. The staff picks are good, and there is a tiny cafe on hand for cozy chats.
Books in Crested Butte

Townie Books

A great local bookstore featuring guides, maps, a slew of local authors and a coffee shop on the side. You can also find original gifts that transcend the usual bric-a-brac.
Books in Durango

Maria’s Bookshop

Maria’s is a good general bookstore – independently owned and well stocked. It does e-reader orders too.
Books in Boulder

Beat Book Shop

Tom Peters is the poet proprietor of this funky pile of consistently brainy, soulful books. We’re talking more than 30 Kerouac titles, as well as classics from Ginsberg, Burroughs and (Beat-esque) Bukowski, among ot…
Books in Aspen

Explore Booksellers

A sweet and intimate local bookshop, the kind that must survive if humanity is to preserve its literate soul. Little alcoves are stacked with biographies, history, adventure and nature tomes, new and classic literat…