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1107 Pearl Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302

Email: info@boulderbookstore.com
Phone: 303-447-2074
Fax: 303-447-3946
Toll free 1-800-244-4651

Normal Hours: (Subject to change for holidays) All hours are Mountain Time (GMT -7:00)

  • Monday - Friday
    10 am - 10 pm
  • Saturday 9 am - 10 pm
  • Sunday 10 am - 8 pm

Summer and Holiday Hours (typically Memorial day to Labor day and Thanksgiving to Christmas)

  • Monday - Thursday
    10 am - 10 pm
  • Friday 10 am - 11 pm
  • Saturday 9 am - 11 pm
  • Sunday 10 am - 9 pm

Where to Park When Visiting Us
We provide meter tokens and free parking validation for city lots to our customers. The Spruce Street parking structure is located directly north of the store. There is a short-term meter lot at Broadway and Spruce. Other lots and structures are located at 1100 Walnut, 1400 Walnut (by the RTD), and 1500 Pearl. There is free street parking in local neighborhoods for two to three hours, depending on the neighborhood. On weekends, parking is unlimited in most neighborhoods, but do check the street signs when you park for possible exceptions. We also encourage alternative transportation modes.
Call Go Boulder at 303-441-3266 or go on-line at www.ci.boulder.co.us/goboulder to get HOP and SKIP maps and schedules and other information.

April, 2001 Schedule of Events
As always, we offer free parking validation & meter tokens to our customers. There are three city parking structures, at 15th and Pearl, 11th and Walnut, and directly behind the book store on Spruce Street between Broadway and 11th Street.
  • To see our bookfairs for this month, click HERE
  • To see information about the Boulder Cooperative Market click HERE


DO BOTH! Use the BIBA Community Benefit Card! The Card gives you discounts and other benefits at over 60 BIBA businesses, including Boulder Book Store - and this is just the beginning. Come by the store and pick up a BIBA guide or visit www.Boulder-iba.org for a current list of participating merchants. The card costs just $15 annually. Benefits of the card at Boulder Book Store are identical to those of our existing Frequent Buyer Club. If you are a member of our Frequent Buyer Program, you have several options:

  • Upgrade to the BIBA card and we will pro-rate the existing months of your Frequent Buyer membership.
  • Wait until your Frequent Buyer membership expires then upgrade to a BIBA membership.
  • Continue your current membership and when it expires, renew your regular Frequent Buyer membership when it expires. Our program will continue to exist outside of the BIBA program.

Thursday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.

The Essence of Self-Healing (Fleet Street, $16.95) by PETRENE SOAMES offers an important new element to a healthcare situation that is getting more out of control every day. This comprehensive handbook delivers a refreshing, invigorating, and empowering feeling and encourages taking charge of one’s health and well-being.

The Essence of Self-Healing

Friday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.

RICHARD FLANAGAN’s Death of a River Guide (Grove Press, $24.00) is the story of a Tasmanian river guide who offers his own life in trade for that of a tourist who has fallen in the river and may drown. As he is trapped under the rapids, he relives the history of his own life and those of his forebears, and discovers that there is nothing in his extraordinary universe to which he is unconnected.

Death of a River Guide

Monday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.

MARC GAFNI believes that the answer to our longing for connection in life lies in discovering our own distinct “soul print.” Just as in the physical world we have a fingerprint unique to us, in the realm of the spirit we have a unique soul print – an identification marker of the deepest kind. In Soul Prints (Pocket Books, $24.95), Gafni maps out an extraordinary path toward self-understanding and healing.

Soul Prints

Tuesday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.

Local poet VICTOR PEARN’s American Western Song (Xlibris, $16.00) is a intriguing book of poetry arranged into four sections; “Sandman at the Stardust Altar,” painting poetic images of the American West, “With a Twist of Lime,” presenting impressions of Pearn’s travels to Mexico with a wheelchair missionary, “Marine Basic,” an introduction to Marine basic training, and “Where the River Flows,” personal poetry from Pearn’s life and heart.

American Western Song

Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

In the year 629, a Buddhist monk set out across Asia in search of the Buddhist truth. Nearly a millennium and a half later, RICHARD BERNSTEIN retraced the monk’s steps. Juxtaposing his experiences with those of the monk, Bernstein reconstructs the hazards and glories of this long and sinuous route, always reflecting on the mysteries and paradoxes of Buddhist philosophy in Ultimate Journey (Knopf, $26.00).

Ultimate Journey

Thursday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.

Seeking Wholeness (Sunshine Press, $14.95) is a guide to understanding our life experience and spiritual yearnings. In accessible language, local author and psychotherapist ROLAND EVANS unfolds a map of how our lives are shaped, what hinders us from realizing our full potential, and how we can learn to flow the with movement of life itself.

Seeking Wholeness

Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.

In Day of Deceit (Touchstone, $16.00), ROBERT STINNETT proves that Pearl Harbor was not an accident, a mere failure of American intelligence, or a brilliant Japanese military coup. By showing that FDR had ample warning of the attack and that a plan to push Japan into war was initiated at the highest levels of the U.S. government, Stinnett profoundly alters our understanding of one of the most significant events in American history.

Day of Deceit

Monday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

In Plain and Simple and Everyday Sacred, SUE BENDER shared her insights into living a peaceful, meaningful, and simple life. Now, in Stretching Lessons (HarperCollins, $23.00), Bender looks inward to discover the daring spirit within each of us that whispers to be heard. She uses the metaphor of stretching to overcome self-imposed limits and the restricted visions of personal possibilities to learn about the spirit and become your most original self.

Stretching Lessons

Plain and Simple ($ 15.00)

Everyday Sacred ($ 14.00)

Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.

Patti Smith: American Rock’n’Roll Poet: A lecture by KAYANNE PICKENS-SOLEM. Considered by many to be the mother of punk rock, Patti Smith fused hallucinatory images inspired by Arthur Rimbaud, Bob Dylan and Keith Richards with early influences such as William Black and Vladimir Mayakovski. She then went on to put these surreal visions to music, making a huge impact on audiences in the ‘70’s.

Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.

In She Flies Without Wings (Delacorte, $ 23.95), local author and internationally recognized horsewoman MARY MIDKIFF examines the profound relationship between women and horses, using her own memoir, other women’s experiences, and stories from literature and myth. She makes the powerful point that when a women looks outside to nature, she can find her own strength, power, and meaning.

She Flies Without Wings

Thursday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.

In Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, we are taught that, although conflict is an inescapable part of human life, aggression and response in kind can only lead to destruction. We must learn to work with conflict in a more effective way, and the key to this strategic vision is knowledge, especially self-knowledge. This new translation by the Denma Group (Shambhala, $24.95), including Shambhala Sun publisher JIM GIMIAN preserves the enigmatic qualities of the original and provides direction for life in the modern world.

The Art of War

ALICE ACHESON: Marketing Your Book – to the Agent, Publisher, Bookseller, and Public
Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Are you an author, illustrator, and/or photographer searching for a publisher? Have you published a book and been disappointed with the marketing efforts? If so, this six-hour workshop is geared for you. Its aim is to empower you and your project with an incredible amount of publishing and marketing knowledge including:

  • Strategies for finding an agent/publisher
  • Industry procedures – from signing the contract to post-publication
  • What you need to do – and when – in order to gain realistic control over the marketing process and publisher support
  • Specifics relating to your project(s)
  • Abundant handouts covering all stages of publication

First at McGraw-Hill (editor and publicist), later Simon & Schuster and Crown, Alice has been an independent publicist for 18 years as well as a publishing consultant for 10 years. Her publicity efforts have produced four simultaneous New York Times bestsellers and a Literary Market Place Outside Services award for Advertising, Promotion, and Publicity.

Reserve a space by calling Susan at (303) 447-2074, ext. 125. Call early; space is limited. The fee for this workshop is $80. The workshop will be held in our Upper North Room.

Monday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.

Blending ancient principles and modern analysis, DR. MARK EPSTEIN offers a groundbreaking new approach to solving psychological problems in Going On Being (Broadway, $23.95), an intimate and illuminating guide to true self-awareness. Epstein advocates using Buddhist methods like meditation and introspection to cultivate self-awareness, rather than trying to eradicate unwanted aspects of the self.

Going On Being

Tuesday April 24, 7:30 p.m.

Indestructible Truth (Shambhala, 29.95) and Secret of the Vajra World (Shambhala, $26.95) by REGINALD A. RAY are companion volumes that provide a broad introduction to the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. The reader is introduced to Tibetan Buddhism not as an exotic religion, but as an expression of human spirituality that is having a profound impact on the modern world.

Indestructible Truth

Secret of the Vajra World

Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.

In her first book, Life, Paint and Passion, creativity expert MICHELE CASSOU showed readers how to discover the magic of intuitive expression through the spontaneous creation of art. In Point Zero (Tarcher, $16.95), Cassou takes the process further by providing an original method of inquiry that can be used in the face of doubt, conflict, and lack of inspiration to overcome creative difficulties of all kinds.

Life, Paint and Passion ($ 16.95)

Point Zero

Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.

Health of the Human Spirit (Allyn & Bacon, $24.00) is a thoughtful examination of the ageless topic of human spirituality, the cornerstone of the wellness paradigm. BRIAN LUKE SEAWARD examines the dynamic and balance between mind-body-spirit health and the roadblocks and distractions on the spiritual path, and provides behavioral suggestions to enhance the health of the human spirit.

Health of the Human Spirit

Friday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.

DAVID SIBLEY, America’s most gifted contemporary painter of birds is the author and illustrator of the comprehensive Sibley Guide to Birds (Knopf, $35.00). His beautifully detailed illustrations – more than 6,600 in all – and descriptions of 810 species and 350 regional populations will enrich every birders experience.

Sibley Guide to Birds

Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join Boulder Book Store and Blue Sky Bridge in observing National Child Abuse Awareness Month, as local celebrities read stories with the theme of keeping kids safe. Readers include Sheriff George Epp, Police Chief Mark Beckner, D.A. Mary Keenan, Dr. Grace Nejman, and Gary Barnett, accompanied by members of the CU football team.

Thursdays, April 26 – May 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Bring work that you want to expand, extend, or enhance to this workshop for all levels of writing experience. With guidance from instructor GAYLE NOSAL, MFA, Creative Writing, this small group will work together to give constructive feedback so that the work can move more fully into its potential. For reservations, call Gayle at (303) 449-6882. The cost for the workshop is $45, and classes will be held in the Upper North Room

Author events are also supported by your purchase of the author's books. These purchases are tracked and used by the publishers in decisions about other authors who might visit.

IAll events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change or cancellation. Please call us to confirm on the day of the event. For more information, call 447-2074. If you are unable to use the stairs to the second floor where our events are held, please call and ask about our closed circuit television service on the main floor.

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Passion. Knowledge. Personality. Community Involvement. That's what it means to have Book Sense and that's why Boulder Book Store has joined with thousands of independents around the country to make our customers more aware of the dedication and diversity you can find by avoiding cookie cutter chains and seeking out independent businesses.

Book Sense is, in part, a marketing campaign (designed by those very smart "Got Milk?" people) to promote awareness of independents. You can now see the Book Sense logo in the windows of your favorite local book stores. Plus, when you're traveling, you'll be able to seek out new independents that really reflect their local culture.

Look for the bi-monthly Book Sense newsletter, as well as our Book Sense Bestseller display at the Boulder Book Store. You can also purchase Book Sense gift certificates, which are good at more than 1,100 Book Sense stores across the country!


This month we are hosting one book fair to help a local school raise funds. Please stop by and support the school by mentioning to the bookseller at the register that you are here for the Book Fair. Members of our Frequent Buyer and Teacher Discount Programs will not receive a discount on book fair purchases. Your discount is “donated” to the school at the end of the fundraiser.

  • Friday – Sunday, April 6 - 8, Nederland Secondary School
  • Friday – Sunday, April 20 - 22, Columbine Elementary School
  • Friday – Sunday, April 27 - 29, Children’s House Preschool


Would you like to see a natural food storefront co-op in Boulder? An effort has been underway for more than a year to start a community-owned food co-op. The organizers now have close to 400 members and need 700 to move forward and rent a site. To receive information about the co-op and membership, please contact the Boulder Cooperative Market, Box 2113, Boulder, CO 80306, call (303) 447-2667, or email bouldercoop@earthlink.net. Thanks!