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Fort Collins Reads Author Announcement!

Celebrating 100 Years of Children's Book Week! 

Independent Business Day Shenanigans!

Get Your Reading Resolutions Running with! 

Don't Forget Your Student Discount! 


Fort Collins Reads... LUIS ALBERTO URREA!

Novelist, non-fiction writer, poet, and essayist, Luis Alberto Urrea and his novel, THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS are this year's selection!

The book is about a raucous, multi-cultural family all with unique personalities gathering for a funeral and birthday celebration—all during one weekend! The novel is a New York Times Notable Book and one of the best books of 2018 for NPR, Kirkus Reviews, and the New York Public Library. The New York Times describes the book as, “Epic..Rambunctious…Cheerfully profane…Highly entertaining…A powerful rendering of a Mexican-American family that is also an American family.”

A professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois Chicago, Urrea is best known for the non-fiction “The Devil’s Highway,” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and “Hummingbird’s Daughter,” an historical novel. He also won an American Book Award for his memoir “Nobody’s Son: Notes From an American Life.”

Starting Friday, March 22 and going through the month of April, the newly released paperback book will be 20% off, if you also purchase a $10.00 ticket to the Sunday, November 3, event at the Fort Collins Hilton. This special pre-sale is only here at Old Firehouse Books, and only through the end of April, so come get your tickets now unless you want to wait until September...

Children's Book Week Turns 100 with the Help of the Story Bakers!

Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. It is an annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. We have a whole week of fun activities planned, and we hope you’ll be able to participate in one or all of them!  Head over here for a full list of events

We are kicking things off on Monday, April 29th with double performances by the Story Bakers! This fantastic troupe turns kids' original stories into sketch comedy and live drama skits. Using music, props and costumes, the kids see their stories come to life before their eyes. But we'll need YOUR help--submit your stories now to give these bakers some batter to work with! You can find the form here, on the event page, and submit it either in person in the store or by emailing it to with the subject line "My Story Cake"! We look forward to seeing your stories come to life! 

Check out the Story Bakers' website for more information on their awesome operation. 

Independent Bookstore Day Approacheth! 

April 27th is closer than we think, and we're gearing up for the best Saturday of the year! We've got some amazing exclusive items on order, and you can only get them in the store on the day of the party: signed editions of certain exciting books, some gorgeous enamel pins for our Gaiman fans, a fun new journal specifically for people who snack while they read, and more! 

In addition to the awesome merch, there will be some rad discounts for you to take advantage of! Specific downtown businesses are joining in the fun for a receipt exchange, Out-of-Print shirts and scarves will be 20% off, ARC giveaways, and if you keep an eye on our social media there will be some fun things announced the day before! 

Check out the event page for more information on what we'll be doing to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day!

Get Your Resolutions Running with! 

If you're anything like us, you've made a New Year's resolution to read more. Or exercise more. Luckily, there's a way to get both of those resolutions a great start with! Read while running! Listen while lifting weights! The combinations are as endless as Libro's supply of fantastic digitial audiobooks! 

You pick the duration--one month, three months, six months, or the whole year--and you get access to over 100,000 audiobooks on any of your devices at any time you want. You get one audiobook a month for your subscription, and you can purchase even more audiobooks for 30% off! You can sign up through to support them and us and your reading resolutions! 

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 new semester kicks into gear, 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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