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Fort Collins Reads Tickets Available!

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Virtual Store History Tour

***COVID-19 IMPORTANT UPDATE - 10/23/20***

Hello readers. We are sad to report that one of our booksellers has tested positive for Covid-19.

In response to this, we will be suspending operations until we know that all of our booksellers are safe and there is no threat of spreading the virus to our customers. If you were in the store between October 10-16th, please keep a close eye on your health. We know that’s a long range of dates, but we’d rather you be safe than sorry. If you are in any way concerned or showing symptoms, we urge you to go get tested.

The store is closed to browsing until we can have it deep cleaned. There will be no one in the store from October 23-25; this weekend, we are completely shut down to let the store ventilate. If you need to get through to us, email us at Curbside pickup and delivery are suspended until Friday, Oct. 30th, at the earliest. This means that if you have a book waiting for you at the store, you will not be able to pick it up until late next week. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we want you and our employees to be safe. We will be processing web orders, but please be aware that they will be taking longer than normal–think 10-14 business days instead of 5-7.

In the meantime, you can support us on or by donating to our GoFundMe.

Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding. We are so sorry for the inconvenience and for any harm caused by this. We sincerely wish for the continued good health of all our customers, our friends, our dear readers, and hope that you can continue to support us through this worst case scenario.

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The OFB Staff

FORT COLLINS READS is proud to present the 2020 author ALICE HOFFMAN
in conversation with NPR’s Maureen Corrigan.

Join us on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. for a virtual conversation between our 2020 author Alice Hoffman and NPR “Fresh Air” correspondent and book critic Maureen Corrigan. We are excited to partner with KUNC Public Radio to bring you this year's event! Tickets are available now on Eventbrite! Our 2020 book selection is Alice Hoffman’s 28th novel The World That We Knew. This historical fiction is centered on France and Germany in the 1940’s and follows three unforgettable young women who must act with courage and love to survive. The first 150 copies purchased on our website are 20% off and come with a signed book plate!

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.

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!