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Coronavirus Update: Back to Browsing!

Donate to Our GoFundMe!

Where's Waldo Goes Digital

Virtual Store History Tour


*Coronavirus Update: Good News!*

Starting Monday, June 8th, we will be opening our doors on a limited basis so you can come in and peruse the shelves! There are, however, some hard limits that we are imposing due to the pandemic and social distancing guidelines:

  • We will be open for browsing from 10am to 2pm.
  • ONLY FIVE (5) CUSTOMERS will be allowed in at a time.
  • Masks are required and you will be asked to sanitize your hands before entering. 
  • Browsing time is limited to approximately 30 minutes. Since only 5 people can come in at a time, this will help us gain steady turnover so that more people can come browse. Please be understanding of your fellow shoppers waiting outside!
  • We are NOT accepting used books for trade right now. We are also not accepting cash at the moment. 
  • Curbisde pick-up is ongoing, from 10am-2pm.
  • Delivery is still available: Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday between 5 and 9pm. Due to our staffing and availablilty, deliveries are limited to the city of Fort Collins within these boundaries: Trilby to the south, I-25 to the east, Overland/Red Fox to the west (exceptions made for Ponds, Westgate, & Burns Ranch developments), and Richard’s Lake/Willox to the north. There is a $3 delivery fee to cover cost of gas and mileage. Orders must be pre-paid either through the website or over the phone. See the map below of our delivery area.
  • A note to our customers who live in apartments: If you live in a secure building with interior access to individual apartment units you will be asked to meet our driver at the exterior door of the building. Our driver will text you (or call) when they arrive. If you are not home, cannot accept delivery at that time, or cannot be reached your delivery will be left inside the exterior door at a common area if your building has one or will be returned to the store to try again the next delivery day. We appreciate your understanding and assistance in keeping contact points as low as possible for our driver and the store in general.

For a full list of our current practices, rules, and regulations, we encourage you to check out this blog post. Thank you so much!

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Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support! 


Donate to Our GoFundMe!

The help you have given us already has certainly made things easier and given us hope for the future. But your copious book orders (and trust us, there are a lot of them) will only keep us going for so long. If you are able to donate, even if it's just a couple of dollars, your generosity will help to cover our rent, pay our vendors, and most importantly, keep our booksellers employed. We can't thank you enough. Your support and generosity are keeping us going, keeping our spirits up,
and will see us through this crisis.


Where's Waldo Goes Digital

We truly live in the digital age now. But that isn't going to stop us from hold our most popular summer event, Find Waldo Local! We have created a completely online version of the event so you can play from the safety and comfort of your home. We'll even have a few prizes to give away! Read full details about how to play on our Where's Waldo page. 


Virtual Store History Tour

Every year, Old Firehouse Books welcomes second grade classes from the local elementary schools into their store to learn about the history of Fort Collins' first firehouse. Due to covid-19, many tours had to be canceled. But you can still learn some history by watching our virtual tour! Find the playlist on YouTube!