Bookshop Lady Has a Name!

We had so many wonderful and creative entries for our naming contest. 

Marj Wilson won 1st prize with the entry, "Nettie" for the local mine, The American Nettie.

Our smaller bookshop lady will be named "Kitty" after Kitty Heit, who built the St. Elmo Hotel.

This second place prize went to Carl Mackey. An honorable mention went to Elizabeth Dickerson, for including such nice artwork with her submission.



First Cup of Coffee Designs Greeting Cards

Come see First Cup of Coffee Designs greeting cards made by bookshop owner, Amy. They are hand-sewn 3-D “Keeper Cards” which can be framed in a 5X7” frame. We have a selection of dozens of designs, including unique Colorado Flag and Ouray cards.




Local Interest

Tomboy Bride, 50th Anniversary Edition: One Woman's Personal Account of Life in Mining Camps of the West Cover Image
Exploring the Historic San Juan Triangle Cover Image
Father Struck It Rich Cover Image
Ouray (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
Chipeta -- Queen of the Utes Cover Image

Indie Bestsellers

Malibu Rising: A Novel Cover Image
The Other Black Girl: A Novel Cover Image
The Midnight Library: A Novel Cover Image
Golden Girl Cover Image
The President's Daughter: A Thriller Cover Image
Should We Stay or Should We Go: A Novel 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. 

New! 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.

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