Give Love to Local Bookstores

Here's a collection of mountain-town shops to find your favorite reads or new books to stock your shelves
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Bookbinders – Basalt, CO

Supporting independently owned bookstores is more important than ever.

“People may not realize the cost and consequences of ‘convenience’ shopping until it’s too late. More than one indie bookstore a week has closed since the COVID-19 crisis began,” says Allison K Hill, CEO of American Booksellers Association.

Choosing a locally owned business generates three times as much economic benefit for the local region as shopping at a chain, noted in a study by American Independent Business Alliance. Buying local also means less packaging, less transportation and a smaller carbon footprint.

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Jackson Hole Book Trader – Jackson, WY

This holiday season, we encourage you to visit your local bookstore, shop curbside pickup or visit their websites to check off your holiday shopping list.

Check out a collection of mountain-town shops to find your favorite reads or new books to stock your shelves.

If you’ve got another great mountain bookstore to add to our list, email Kasey Harvey, our digital editor, at kharvey@mountainliving.com.

COLORADO

Explore Booksellers – Aspen, CO 

Bookbinders – Basalt, CO

Townie Books – Crested Butte, CO

Maria’s Bookshop – Durango, CO

The Bookworm of Edwards – Edwards, CO

MacDonald Bookshop – Estes Park, CO

Next Page Books & Nosh – Frisco, CO

Off the Beaten Path – Steamboat Springs, CO

Ouray Bookshop – Ouray, CO

The Book Haven – Salida, CO

Between the Covers Bookstore – Telluride, CO 

MONTANA

Montana Valley Bookstore – Alberton, MT 

Country Bookshelf – Bozeman, MT 

Elk River Books – Livingston, MT

Bookworks of Whitefish – Whitefish, MT

WYOMING

Legends Bookstore – Cody, WY

Jackson Hole Book Trader – Jackson, WY

Valley Bookstore – Jackson, WY

Sheridan Stationery Books and Gallery – Sheridan, WY

CALIFORNIA

Word After Word Bookshop – Truckee, CA

IDAHO

Bookishly Happy – Coeur d’Alene, ID

The Well-Read Moose – Coeur d’Alene, ID

Chapter One Bookstore – Ketchum, ID

The Barn Owl Books & Gifts – McCall, ID

You can also find your closest indie bookstore at indiebound.org and the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association.

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