Independent Bookstore Day

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with us! 

We'll have a plethora of fun activities going on throughout the day as well as exclusive merchandise only available at indie bookstores. There's some great stuff (keep an eye on our blog this weekend, we'll be telling you all about it then) so be sure to stop in so you don't miss out!

Guest Authors/Booksellers:

10:30 - 11:30am

Local authors Natasha Wing (Night Before series) and Karla Oceanak (Aldo Zelnick series and Goodnight Unicorn) will be holding a special storytime!

12:00 - 1:00pm

Local sci-fi author Carrie Vaughn, creator of the Kitty Norville series and most recently Martians Abroad, will be joining us as a guest bookseller.

1:00 - 2:00pm

Local fiction author Laura Pritchett, the brains behind Stars Go Blue and The Blue Hour, will be joining us as a guest bookseller. 

2:00 - 3:00pm 

Jason Bovberg, local author of the apocalyptic horror series that started with Blood Red, will be joining us as a guest bookseller. 

4:00 - 5:00pm

To wrap things up, we will be having a poetry reading with local poets Matthew Cooperman, Dan Beachy-Quick, and Bill Tremblay. Come early and stay late to hear some local musicians! From 3:30-4 there will be a solo acoustic set from Nadalands and from 5-5:30 will be a solo acoustic set from Sour Boy, Bitter Girls. Support local in all its forms!


Star Wars Trivia! Fans of all ages are invited to test their Jedi knowledge between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.! Authors Adam Bray and Tricia Barr, two of the three authors behind the new Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia will lead participants in three rounds of trivia. The winner will be awarded with a $25 ThinkGeek gift card. But we've got lots of other Star Wars swag so no one goes away empty handed.

Store-wide Scavenger Hunt! Find a clue with a book question hidden somewhere in the store, answer the question correctly, and win a prize! The Hunt is happening throughout the day, but we recommend coming early before all the clues are found!


  • From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every $25 you spend will get you a free security wallet, and every $50 spent will get a free MightyBright booklight!
  • Between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. any purchase you make will earn you an Old Firehouse Buck, which acts as a coupon for a dollar off your next purchase! (One coupon per transaction.)
  • Between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. we'll be having an ARC giveaway! What are ARC's, you ask? It stands for Advanced Reader Copy, which we get ALL the time. We'll be giving them out to some lucky customers!

Please let us know if you have any questions about the IBD schedule. You can email us at or call the store at 970-484-7898.


Event date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:30am to 5:30pm
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