New Ouray Tote Bag
New Ouray Bookshop Tote Bags
You’ve stocked up on books, but how will you carry them? Stash them all in our brand new heavy duty Ouray Bookshop tote bag, and you’ll have all you need for the hammock or the park (or your armchair). These canvas bags have gussets at the bottom, so there is plenty of room for all your books— and a container of snacks too.
Beautiful New Cards
New cards have hit the shop from artist Kim Attwooll.
You’ll find scenes specific to this area, including features of the Cascade Falls and Million Dollar Highway. All are embellished, and make wonderful greeting cards and art worthy of framing.
“Hello From Ouray” Cards
We are so excited to offer these gorgeous new “Hello From Ouray” greeting cards, featuring Mt. Abram and our little town by Coit Creative. These are an exclusive by Coit Creative—a Colorado company—and ONLY available at Ouray Bookshop. You’ll want to send them to your friends and family, and you’ll also want to frame one for yourself!


Local Interest

Tomboy Bride, 50th Anniversary Edition: One Woman's Personal Account of Life in Mining Camps of the West By Harriet Fish Backus Cover Image
Exploring the Historic San Juan Triangle By P. David Smith Cover Image
Father Struck It Rich By Evalyn Walsh McLean Cover Image
Ouray (Images of America) By Gail Zanett Saunders, Maria Jones, Ouray County Historical Society Cover Image
Chipeta -- Queen of the Utes By Cynthia S. Becker, P. David Smith Cover Image

Indie Bestsellers

Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A novel By Gabrielle Zevin Cover Image
Demon Copperhead: A Novel By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
How to Sell a Haunted House By Grady Hendrix Cover Image
Hell Bent: A Novel (Alex Stern #2) By Leigh Bardugo Cover Image
Horse: A Novel By Geraldine Brooks Cover Image

Books for Ouray Residents

I Never Knew That About OurayNew Book by P. David Smith

Former Ouray resident and bookseller, P. David Smith, has written a new book about Ouray, I Never Knew That About Ouray.

P. David and his wife, Jan, own Western Reflections Publishing in Lake City, CO. Ouray Bookshop carries many, many of their local and Colorado history titles.




Many people discovered how much they love putting together jigsaw puzzles during COVID stay-at-home orders. We have a wide variety of them from which to choose. We carry White Mountain Puzzles, Pomegranate Puzzles and small Wentworth Wooden Puzzles.



We carry beautiful Sandbottles that are made by Ouray long-time resident Robert Stoufer, aka “The Sandman.”

Robert collects the naturally colored sands from about 15 states. The sand must be fine, with a large percentage of clay, which is what causes the sands to “pack” when compressed so the designs will not shake up. Robert pours the sands into clear bottles, all the while making interesting designs. He learned the craft from his father, Woody, and has been making them since 1972—in Ouray since 1977. 

Word Cloud Classics

Come in and see our selection of Word Cloud Classics by Simon and Shuster. These classics are attractively bound in a “leather” cover, are in many beautiful colors, and have a wonderful texture, as the word clouds are cut into the material. 

What is especially terrific about these books is that they are very affordable. Almost all of the titles are $14.99 each, with a few of the larger books at $16.99 each. We have a wide variety of books right now and will always be adding new titles. These books will make great graduation gifts!

See the full list of books by clicking here.

Subscribe to Ouray Bookshop RSS