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What you'll find below:

Holiday Hours

Have You Seen the Ho-Ho-Holiday Gift Guide?

Small Business Saturday Approaches!

Calling all Giftwrap Experts! 

Gift Audiobooks Faster than You Can Say 'Earbuds'!

Don't Forget Your Student Discount! 

Holiday Hours

We will be open for normal hours throughout the holiday season with a few exceptions: 

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: 9am-5pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Eve: 9am-5pm
New Year's Day: Normal Hours

Starting Friday, November 23rd, we will be changing to our Holiday Book Trade Schedule. We will only accept books brought in for trade credit Monday thru Friday strictly from 10am to 5pm. We will NOT be accepting any books brought in for trade credit on Saturdays and Sundays. If you bring books in after 5pm on weekdays or on weekends, you will be asked to return at a later date. You cannot leave your books with your name on them for later processing.

Once the holidays are over, we will resume our normal trade schedule. 

The Holiday Gift Guide is Here! 

We're not shy about it; we think books make the best gifts. But with so many to choose from, trying to find the right one can be intimidating! To help you find the perfect book for every booklover in your life, we recommend taking a look through our Holiday Gift Guide. Specially curated for you by the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association, there are bestsellers, picture books, and everything in between--over 70 titles of fiction, non-fiction, kids, adult, teen... There's something for everyone on your list.

The best part? You'll save 15% on any title featured in the catalog (one title per day). So come find the perfect gift and save a little, too! Even Santa could use the savings!

We've been previewing the books, one a day, over on our Facebook (check out the #OFBGiftGuide tag on our page!), but you can find the whole catalog online, here (the "Categories" button at the top of the page toggles between the kids/teen and adult lists!). Call us to get books on hold or pre-order the ones that aren't out yet; visit the store; or order online!

Small Business Saturday is on November 24th! 

Every year, the day after Black Friday, we join hundreds of other small businesses all over the country to encourage you to ShopSmall! The national movement works to get people investing in their communities and neighborhoods, helping to make locally owned, grown, and loved businesses thrive--so that they can help you thrive. 

We've got a whole bevy of book-related fun going on to celebrate and to help you get a jump on your holiday shopping! All holiday cards and 2019 wall calendars will be 10% off! All scarves, tote bags, and t-shirts will be 15% off! If you spend $50 or more, you'll get to pick out one free book from our stash of ARCs! And we'll have local Fort Collins author, Barbara Tyner, signing her new book, starting at 1pm! 

Don't run out of steam on Black Friday--make sure you save some energy to come join in all the fun here on Saturday the 24th

We're Looking for Volunteers to Help Us Gift Wrap! 

Are you part of a non-profit looking to raise money? We're inviting volunteers to staff a gift wrapping station at our store to help raise donations for their group or organization. Spots will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. We ask that volunteers meet the following requirements:

-Please send no more than two (2) people to staff the table. 
-Gift wrappers must be 13 years or older and be proficient at gift wrapping. 
-Please do not bring friends or children who will not be wrapping. Space is very limited and the store is likely to be busy. 
-Please provide your own wrapping paper and tape. The bookstore will provide a table, chairs, scissors, and To/From stickers. 

If you are interested in signing up, please email with your name, organization, and you top three dates and time slots. Times and dates available are:

Saturdays: Dec. 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd: 9:30am-12:00pm, 12:30pm-3:00pm
Sundays: Dec. 2nd, 9th, and 16th:  9:30am-12:00pm, 12:30pm-3:00pm

Thank you so much! for the Holidays! 

Did you know you can gift people subscriptions?

You pick the duration--one month, three months, six months, or the whole year--and the audiobook listener in your life gets access to over 100,000 audiobooks on any of their devices at any time they want. They get credit for one free audiobook per month that you gift them, and can purchase even more audiobooks for 30% off! There's more information on's website, here! And they've created a playlist of the audiobook versions of a ton of the books in the Holiday Gift Guide--so even those readers on your list who prefer listening to paper copies won't miss out on the books we're recommending for the holidays! 

Since we're partnered with, every audiobook you subscribe for or buy through our storefront on their website helps us. So you're not only supporting a fantastic audiobook service, you're supporting us, too! It's a win-win-win for them, us, and you! 

Don't Forget Your Student Discount! 

A lot of you have taken advantage of this, but as the holiday season gets into full swing, we want to remind all college students (and faculty!)--at CSU and FRCC--that if you show us your valid student (or faculty!) ID, you'll get 15% off each item you purchase from us! This discount does not stack with other discounts, but we'll always give you the better of the discounts! 

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232 Walnut Street Old Town Fort Collins, CO 80524 


Store Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 8:00pm, Friday & Saturday 9:00am to 9:00pm & Sunday 9:00am to 6:00pm 

Trade Desk Hours 

Monday - Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm & Sunday - 12:00pm to 4:00pm