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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Don Morreale – Cowboys, Yogis, and One-Legged Ski Bums

Come hang out with Don Morreale as he presents his new book Cowboys, Yogis, and One-Legged Ski Bums this Friday, November 7th (First Friday!) at 7:00 pm!

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Warwick Downing – The Widow of Dartmoor

Come meet author Warwick Downing and learn about his latest book, The Widow of Dartmoor, a sequel to Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles. Sunday, October 26th at 6:30!

“Arthur Conan Doyle…spawned a host of imitations and follow-ups. …Among the best of these Sherlockians is Warwick Downing, a Denver writer known for his edgy novels…. The Widow of Dartmoor  is as satisfying as any mystery by the master.” -Sandra Dallas, special to The Denver Post

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100,000 Poets for Change

In conjunction with the global 100,000 Poets for Change movement, we’ll be hosting a poetry reading on Sunday, September 28, from 6:30 to 9:00 at night. Present and reading will be poets Nashon Cook, Kathleen Cain, Jerry Smaldone, Marilyn Krysl, and Kit Hedman.

Poets around the world are planning individual events to take place simultaneously the weekend of September 27-28 in a demonstration/celebration of poetry, art and music to promote social, environmental, and political change.

So far, 100’s of cities representing over 100 countries have signed up making the 100 TPC global initiative a success through poetry readings, public demonstrations, community picnics, awareness events, parades, concerts, and more.

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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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