I Wrote A Book

We love our local authors! Please be patient with us as we work to get our store opened; we won’t be accepting self-published books until the dust settles a bit. But then come back to this page to find our policies for accepting self-published books. Happy writing!

Local Author Book Policy

Ouray County Authors/Poets

It is the policy of Ouray Bookshop to carry at least one copy of books written by authors/poets who currently live in Ouray County, as we want to support local talent. Local authors/poets can call the bookshop to make an appointment with either Amy or Brian to meet with you regarding your book.

We will purchase a copy of your book and display it for sale in the shop for one year. If it sells, we will buy more (Yay You!). If, however, no copies sell within a year, we might not carry your book anymore, due to limited space in the shop.

Authors/Poets from Outside Ouray County

If you do not live in Ouray County, and would like us to consider your book, please download and print this form, fill it out, and mail it to us.

Please understand that bookshops get many, many requests from self-published authors. We will try our best to respond to you in a timely manner. That said, it might take us some time to get back to you, and it is possible we won’t get to it until the off-season (Jan.-Apr.) when we have more time.

Please do not drop books off or send us books unless we request them.