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Address: 68 9th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone Number: 970 879-6830
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: Since we opened our doors in 1990, we have been Steamboat's largest full...
Since we opened our doors in 1990, we have been Steamboat's largest full service bookstore and the locals' favorite meeting place for Good Books, Good Coffee and Good Friends.What about our store? We are a full service, independent bookstore, with extensive collections of current literature, fiction, history and memoirs, young adults. We feature a large children’s collection, and our famous treehouse reading space where our youngest children can escape. Our café serves the best coffee drinks in town, pastries, Big Train drinks, smoothies, soups and salads for lunch, and wine in the evening. We are pleased to be serving Storm Mountain Coffee, roasted locally in Oak Creek.
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Excellent bookstore and a good place to browse for presents....

This bookstore is more than just a bookstore, locals love it which is always a good sign. They have presents for tourists, it is also a coffee and pastry shop and you can eat a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This bookstore is more than just a bookstore, locals love it which is always a good sign. They have presents for tourists, it is also a coffee and pastry shop and you can eat a quick snack that is made on the spot. Very pleasant atmosphere also. I warmly recommend it...

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Denver, Colorado
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It is always a joy to find an Independent bookstore when one is traveling. This place is very welcoming to visitors and clearly appreciated by locals.You will find recent best-sellers in every category, and the staff recommendations are spot on. There is a "Gently Used" area upstairs amid small tables perfect for reading and coffee. Off the Beaten Path rewards... More 

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Vincennes, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great books, tremendously friendly and helpful staff, tasty coffee and peaceful atmosphere. Bought two books. Had three cups of coffee and my wife had a glass of wine. We'll go back!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Off the Beaten Path is, as the name implies, just of Lincoln Avenue ("Main Street") in downtown Steamboat Springs. Tucked into a quiet nook as all good bookstores should be, it features an eclectic mix of titles; unique and affordable gifts (great if you're looking for something to bring your Steamboat host/hostess); and excellent food and beverage options. Off the... More 

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Washington, DC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Thank goodness that great independent bookstores like Off The Beaten Path are still alive and thriving. Do not leave Steamboat Springs without a visit here. The store layout has recently changed which made exploring to find out where all the sections had moved too quite fun. Very good sections of local and Western themed titles. Includes a big children's book... More 

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Houston, Texas
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68 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Off the Beaten Path is everything you would want to find in a small town bookstore, except maybe a fireplace. There is a full coffee bar and snacks with seating upstairs (and free wifi). They have a used book section which is surprisingly hard to find these days. You only get to be #1 on TripAdvisor by being great at... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

On a cold and snowy day, what could be better than to browse the bookshelves of Off the Beaten Path; get a hot drink and squeeze into a cozy table and catch up with an old friend, or read the book you've just found!

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Steamboat's lovely little independent bookstore is my favorite part of town. It has a small cafe and cozy places to sit and sip. The folks there are all bookaholics like myself, and they have packed a ton of interesting gifts and cards etc. in with a great assortment of reading material. They will order whatever you can't find, and have... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Have you walked into a place that seems to cradle you instantly? The staff, like fingers on hands that help at a moments notice; the books in a variety unimaginable for a shop around the corner; love for all age readers; and the cafe that has just what one craves when browsing or buying or visiting describes the comforts of... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Off the Beaten Path has everything Amazon can't give you - advise on a birthday present, a book review by someone you know and trust, and the best carrot cake cookies ever! And although they don't always have the book you might be looking for on their shelves, they are happy to track it down and order it for you.

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