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Posts Tagged With ‘ books ’

 

Calling all bookworms, book hoarders, and bibliophiles!

June 15th, 2017

I admit: I am an avid bookworm, book hoarder, and bibliophile. I never go anywhere without a book and I must read at least an hour each day to feel slightly normal. I frequently visit Trident Booksellers, a three-story bookstore located in the heart of Pearl Street, and romp through their aisles, enjoying being around people who (hopefully) share my mindset, my heart warm and fuzzy being surrounded by thousands of books just waiting to be read. Trident Booksellers was established in 1979, a place for friends and students to gather together to talk, study, read, and imbibe the myriad of classical... Read More

Faces of Boulder-Pic of the Day!

May 10th, 2017

When Michelle Theall was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2003, she wondered if she would still be able to do the things that she loved.  Well, after years of running, Theall has pushed those doubts to the side.  After competing in collegiate athletics at Texas Tech, her strong suit being the 800 meters, Theall has a passion for running that is contagious. Theall has lived in Boulder for 21 years.  “It’s home,” she says. Theall is the author of her memoior, “Teaching the Cat to Sit”  and contributed an essay in “Tales From Another Mother Runner.” Theall... Read More

Featured Events: St. Paddy’s Day Fun, Dead Floyd, and more!

March 17th, 2016

THURSDAY 3/17 For St Patrick’s Day, you’ve got a plethora of events and specials to choose from at any given bar, brewery, or eatery in town. Interested in something different? At 7PM, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan will be at the Boulder Public Library. Egan’s novel A Visit From the Goon Squad, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, is a fascinating, non-linear investigation into the passage of time through the lenses of a cast of 13 characters whose lives are drawn together by rock and roll. Further, it contains an excellent list and analysis of some of the best and most notable... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 29th, 2016

Because books are good, I walked into Red Letter Books on Pearl and met Seth, the owner.  A CU grad and a Colorado native (right?!), from Loveland, he has lived in Boulder this time around since 1995. Seth is a second generation bookseller, his father owned a bookstore in Fort Collins. Seth took over from the original owner  of Red Letter a few years ago. He owned his own shop before then, but jumped at the chance to own a 25 year established store. It was great to speak to someone who has  been here and has experienced the changes in Boulder over the last 17 years. As you can imagine, there... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 16th, 2016

Wandering into the children’s wing of the Boulder Public Library, my attention was unexpectedly grabbed by the sound of silly songs and laughter from the back of the otherwise quiet room. As I made my way through the colorful, book lined aisles seeking the source, I found Melanie finishing up a planning session for an upcoming children’s story time. Meet Melanie! This cheery 15 year Boulder resident is the Youth Services Specialist there at the library. Originally from Ogden, Utah, she came to Boulder seeking a more progressive atmosphere but wanting to stay within the charm of the Rocky... Read More

Bookstores: A Love Letter

October 25th, 2015

There is an incredible range of quality work being done on TV these days. Despite Hollywood doldrums, at least a handful of genuinely great films are released every year. More music is being made and released than ever; the Internet is always coming up with more ways to enrage, distract, and entertain us. In short, the media landscape is as vast as it is varied. Of all those forms, though, books have a special place in my heart. In fact, I am an irredeemable book junky. As much as I love high-quality TV series or movies, there is something about a story being told in my mind, via words and sentences... Read More