Contact info for West Side Books, Denver

West Side Books is an independent bookstore located in the historic Highlands neighborhood of northwest Denver since 1998. We carry new, used, rare and collectable books. Call us, drop by or send an email, and we can probably find what you’re looking for. If you fill out our search form, we’ll have a real person check both the store and the warehouse database (about 30,000 used books in all). Owner Lois Harvey brings 35 years of bookselling expertise to Denver.
We provide book searches & special orders, and, on occasion, host concerts, readings, and other literary events. Musical guests have included international celebrities like Ron Miles (above) and Hamster Theatre, as well as exceptional regional talent. The intimate setting makes for an especially memorable experience, and there’s always an interesting mix of people. Events are generally free.
We’re easy to get to from downtown or anywhere in the area, and our directions page includes simple routes from downtown, I-70, or I-25. With a wide range of excellent restaurants, cafes and shops, this stretch of 32nd Ave is a great place to spend a leisurely afternoon. See you soon.
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Used Mystery, Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Horror – Buy One, Get One!

From Friday, August 15th through the end of the month, used Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror titles will be for  sale on a buy one, get one basis. Get down here while the stock is fresh and hot!

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An Evening with Peter Heller: Sunday, August 10th, 7:00 PM

Best-selling author Peter Heller is coming to read from and discuss his new novel, The Painter! After the breakaway success of The Dog Stars Peter has returned with a novel that is every bit as adventurous, searching, beautifully written and funny as his debut. We recommend it heartily, and we recommend coming to meet Peter, who is as entertaining in person as he is on the page.

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Joe Lamport: The Life and Times of Richard Musto

Friday, June 27th at 7:30pm

This is the surprising and uplifting biography of an eighty-nine-year-old man who lives on the sidewalks of New York City – dubbed by the tabloids as the oldest homeless man in New York. It’s a journalistic investigation into the remarkable realities of what it takes to be an old survivor on the streets of America today told through arresting photographs and free verse.

Author Joe Lamport will join us to discuss the man as well as the book, voted one of the best books of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews.

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Matthew Repplinger’s Baseball in Denver

Baseball Historian Matthew Repplinger will be here on Sunday, June 22nd at 7:15 to talk about his new book, Baseball in Denver! This is a great chance to explore Denver’s history alongside America’s Favorite Pastime. He’s the president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research, a Major League Baseball Statistician, as well as a player-manager for the Denver Browns, Denver’s top semiprofessional baseball organization. He knows more about this than Ken Burns, so come meet him. Bring all the baseball fans you know!

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