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Celebrating John Wayne

We have books and calendars about John Wayne!
2019 Marks the 50th Anniversary of True Grit, the movie for which John Wayne received an Academy Award. In the summer of 1968, Ouray County was the filming location for many of the scenes in the movie, including the hanging scene (Ridgway Town Park) and the staircase scene (Ouray County Courthouse in Ouray). 

Christmas Open House

Ouray bookshop is hosting a Christmas Open House on Thursday November 21, from 6-9 pm. Come on in to see all the wonderful books and gifts available for the holiday season. The evening will include refreshments, door prizes, and special discounts on a variety of items purchased that evening.

A Great Big "Thank You"

Ouray Bookshop has been off to a great start and much of it is due to two people;
Robert Stoufer and Nancy Nixon.


Robert, the former owner of Buckskin Booksellers, has been an invaluable asset to the shop.

In addition to working several shifts a week, he has helped us navigate ordering from the small publishers who provide the local history and interest books, as well as all of the various maps.

His advice on many other topics related to bookselling has been very much appreciated.






Nancy, who has years of being a school librarian/teacher under her belt, helped us put together a wonderful children’s section.

Our large variety of children’s books is due to all of the research and recommendations she made.

Nancy also spent many, many hours helping us organize the shop before we opened. We wouldn’t have been ready in time to open before the busy summer season without her.





Gratitude can transform common days into
thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and
change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
— William Arthur Ward

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