Children's Book Week: 100 Years of Celebration!

We are excited to be participating in the Children’s Book Council’s 100th anniversary celebration of Children’s Book Week! 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!  A list of all the events is below, but you can find full details on our website. Parents and kids are encouraged to attend events dressed as their favorite book character.

Happy reading!

Monday, April 29th: 10:30am – Story Bakers @ Old Town Library

                                   6:00pm – Story Bakers @ Old Firehouse Books

Kiddos! Submit a story of your own creation and then see it performed live! See our website for submission details (deadline to submit is April 20th). A minimum $5 donation is encouraged so the actors can be paid for their time (bookstore performance only). 

Tuesday, April 30th: 6:00pm – Book Release Party for Brooke Boynton-Hughes’ Brave Molly

            Celebrate the release of local author/illustrator Brooke Boynton Hughes’ new book!

Thursday, May 2nd: 10:30am to 11:30am – Bookish Craft Day w/ author Natasha Wing!

            Enjoy some crafts inspired by your favorite books with local children's author Natasha Wing!

Friday, May 3rd: 6:00pm to 7:00pm – Book Trivia!

            Test your book knowledge and win some bookish prizes! All ages welcome.

Saturday, May 4th: All Day – Fort Collins Writes a Story!

Customers are invited to contribute a single line to a story completely written by you, the book-loving public! You can then read the completed story on our blog the next day.

Sunday, May 5th: 11:00am to 12:00pm – Cinco de Mayo Literary Celebration

Enjoy a Spanish/English story time with local authors Laura Resau and Gloria Garcia Diaz, as well as singing, dancing, and a craft. All kid’s books will be 15% off during the event.

Event date: 
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Old Firehouse Books

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