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Address: 68 9th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5004
Phone Number: 970 879-6830
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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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I love bookstores, and this one was just awesome! Great for kids and adults alike. If you didn't find anything you liked, then you weren't really looking.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love bookstores, and this one was just awesome! Great for kids and adults alike. If you didn't find anything you liked, then you weren't really looking.

1 Thank Tim K
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I love that I can find a little oasis at this bookstore. It's easy to find something yummy and sit down with a new book or my journal. It's easy to pass an afternoon with some coffee or tea and relax in a quiet space upstairs or on the main floor. I never pass up an opportunity to stop by... More 

Thank Jennifer W
Hudson, Massachusetts
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222 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

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 

Thank GRITSMassachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

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 

1 Thank cass20
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank pyhusty
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Holiday_Maker49022
Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Knyte7
Keller, Texas
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Lynne C
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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