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Address: 68 9th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5004
Phone Number: 970 879-6830
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8:00 am - 8:00 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
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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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You can have a drink and cookie and read some books.

I love this Book Store and always find interesting books here. They have a nice café where you can get all types of drinks, cookies, muffins, scones and other goodies. Our 2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hudson, Massachusetts
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Hudson, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this Book Store and always find interesting books here. They have a nice café where you can get all types of drinks, cookies, muffins, scones and other goodies. Our 2 Grandson's loved all the books. They have tables, seats and other seats so you can read and check out the books. This is on 9th Street off of... More 

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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking around downtown we came across this little gem. Not over stocked with books, but great selection of both new releases and a "gently used" section. The coffee nook within the book store is a perfect compliment. They offer specialty drinks named after books, as well as the standard selections. I may be slightly biased, as I love books AND... More 

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1 Thank cass20
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Living just outside of Denver, we make a point to visit Steamboat at least once a summer. This year marks our fifth consecutive year spending a couple weeks in the mountains once school is out. In those five years, we've made a point to visit this bookstore every time, and each year, it feels like an entirely new store. They... More 

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Thank Jerry R
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Jerry, Thank you for your review and especially for your criticism. I especially appreciate your reaction to our children's section, as it means we're doing something wrong in showing our collection, as it has the same number of books - 3600 - as it has for the past two years, and the distribution between teen fiction and other children's books... More 

Winter Park, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

If you want a little break while shopping, this little bookstore has really good coffee. It was a nice find! They also have a used book section upstairs in their shop. The used books are not that discounted, but they are in good shape.

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Thank pyhusty
Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This place is right out of a movie or something great. Cozy, comfy friendly, you can read, check out the used books on the top floor, get on your computer and use the free wi-fi. One of my all time fav places. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Charming as all get out. go here!! Haven, quaint,, perfect .. the words in other... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Off the Beaten Path is everything you look for in an independent bookstore. While it is not large, it offers bestsellers, local interest and authors, new and used selections, recent signed first editions and some quirky tomes. It is inviting and designed for browsing. There is an extensive children's and young adult section. The staff recommendations revealed some interesting possibilities.... More 

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Thank Knyte7
Keller, Texas
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

This is a must-stop shop for anyone who loves to read, filled with kindred souls, hot drinks, and great books. I come everytime I'm in town and wish I could come every week. And the greeting cards are a treasure-find bonus.

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Thank Lynne C
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Amazing little find during our holiday to steamboat. A gorgeous, original bookshop that is full of unique items and books that you cannot find everywhere. There is an amazing coffee shop as well that has themed coffees which are to die for - full of originality and delicious :) David the barista was amazing, really helpful and great to talk... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Steamboat is fortunate to have an upscale, eclectic bookstore like Off the Beaten Path. While it has changed locations over the years, it has remained a favorite place to spend some leisurely browsing through its surprisingly diverse selection of reading materials. It is a bit of a throwback to the times when bookstores were appreciated for their individual character. Their... More 

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1 Thank Bill S
Tomah, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The bookstore portion of the establishment is cute but the selection is a little slim. It does have a decent size used section though. Check that out. The coffee shop portion of the place is more promising with some very nice pastries.

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Thank Nathan D

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