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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.
New Release by Ouray County Poet Laureate!
by Beth Paulson
Beth Paulson, Ouray County Poet Laureate, has a new book, Luminous. Here is what Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate 2014-2019 has to say about her new offering:
“The world keeps giving back,” Beth Paulson notes, giving voice to a sensitivity and thoughtfulness about nature that has become uncommon in American poetry. Not that she writes “nature poetry.” She writes about what’s near at hand, from illness and loss to practicing Beethoven, from a neighbor’s persimmons to the breakup of river ice in spring. Where Beth Paulson looks, she finds the healing and balance we all need. Poem after poem, she takes the luminous into herself and gives it back to us in words. What a gift…
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.
Books for Ouray Residents
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.