Here are 4 ways to support us during the COVID-19 crisis:
1) CALL/TEXT/EMAIL: We will be in the shop EVERYDAY 10am-5pm. We can give you a virtual tour around the shop and have it ready for curbside pick up or ship directly to you!! 970-349-7545
2) SPECIAL ORDERS: Call the shop to order books that will be shipped directly to your house or for pick up 970-349-7545. We will be there EVERYDAY 10-5 until further notice.
3) GIFT CARDS: Buy an online gift card here: https://squareup.com/gift/C8H16B7GXHDGR/order
4) AUDIOBOOKS: Sign up for a subscription, buy someone else a gift membership, or buy individual digital audiobooks here: https://libro.fm/towniebookscb
We really appreciate any support in keeping your indie bookstore alive!!
We believe in readers. We believe in books. We believe in the power of the written word. We believe in the magic of children discovering the world of books. We believe in this community. We believe that people prefer buying books from their friendly neighborhood bookstore rather than a website. We believe in browsing for hours with a good cup of tea. We believe in staying up until 2 in the morning because you just can’t put a book down. We believe in book clubs, libraries, and reading under trees. We believe that some books you make your friends read and some books you should keep under your bed and never tell anyone about. We believe in making a difference through books.
We Sell Audiobooks!!!!
PLEASE ENTER FIRST AND LAST NAME WHEN SUBSCRIBING TO THE MAILING LIST.
Click the heart to go to our online audiobooks store!!! Buy books online and download the app to listen on all your devices.
Rumors and Townie Books participates in ORE's Energy Wise Business program reducing our energy and waste to meet their criteria.
We collect 1% for Open Space!
This business proudly participates in the 1% for Open Space program, a non-profit consortium of approximately 85 businesses working to permanently preserve open lands, recreational accesses, viewshed corridors, ranchlands and wildlife habitats in Gunnison County.www.1percentforopenspace.org
New Staff Favorite!
The Night Watchman Lousie Erdrich
From Time Magazine- The Night Watchman is in one sense a departure. Though much of her fiction is informed by experience--The Master Butcher’s Singing Club features a German immigrant’s butcher shop, like the one her father’s parents owned in Little Falls, Minn.—this is the first book explicitly based on a member of her family. Protagonist Thomas Wazhashk, who by night keeps watch in a factory while also tending to the affairs of the Turtle Mountain Band of the Chippewa as tribal chairman, is drawn from Erdrich’s maternal grandfather, Patrick Gourneau. In the 1950s, Gourneau juggled both jobs at a time when a mendacious U.S. Senator was trying to “terminate” the tribe, she says, and push its members off the last scrap of land reserved for them. That struggle features in the novel, as do kidnapping, hibernation, car pools, boxing and an underwater go-go dancer.
Featured Local Book:
Goodnight Crested Butte
Goodnight Crested Butte is a children's book that says goodnight to all the sights, buildings and things that make Crested Butte, CO special. The book is illustrated by local painter Brent Laney and the text is authored by the owner of the local bookstore, Danica Ramgoolam.
In a little town in the heart of the Rockies
There are shimmering leaves on aspen trees
And a little bookshop that serves coffee and teas
Goodnight wildflowers, so colorful and cute
Goodnight Crested Butte