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414 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224

What are the 3 adjectives you would use to describe your bookstore?

Fun, Welcoming, Cozy

Share a quote from a book or poem that bares your bookstore’s soul.

“So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me, and reminded me that there are good things in the world.”

Van Gogh

Why was your bookstore founded/what role does it play in the community?

We saw a need in our community for a conduit for culture and championing the cause of books in small towns.

Which champion/warrior/wildcat (real or mythological) does your bookstore channel most?

The Red Lady, the enduring symbol of beauty and strength of our town that we celebrate in our store every day.

What makes your bookstore unique?

We are probably one of the few bookstores in the country 8000ft above sea level and are buried by enough snow to cover the windows in winter.

What is something that no one knows about your bookstore?

We host a book club for ghosts.

Image description: A multi-textured blue background, including textures and words from book pages.