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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.

A Reading List from Reclaim Democracy
  • *When Corporations Rule the World by David Korten. Very thorough, well-reasoned, and readable analysis of the global corporate and financial system from an insider in the financial world. Read This!
  • Panic Rules Robin Hahnel. An brief introduction to the global economy and its institutions, including; the WTO, IMF & World Bank.


Community, Development, Independent Business

  • Going Local Michael Shuman looks at the alternatives to community dependence on outside corporations. Excellent resource section.
  • Changing Places by Richard Moe & Carter Wilkie, & Home From Nowhere by J.H. Kunstler are recommended explorations of community, sprawl, homogenization and community-centered alternatives.
  • America: What Went Wrong? Bartlett and Steele. The authors expand on their pulitzer prize-winning series of articles on the destructive impacts of global corporatization.


  • Schools Our Children Deserve, Education Inc. & What to Look For in a Classroom Alfie Kohn, ed. The first title covers the dangers posed by high-stakes testing schemes and their pushers. The latter two are collections of short essays. Education Inc. compiles many writers and is directly focused on corporate influence. Classroom collects Kohn’s essays on numerous educational issues. Outstanding.
  • Giving Kids the Business Alex Molnar examines the corporate push to commercialize our schools. Scattered, but a useful exploration of the topic.

Media and Public Relations

  • Toxic Sludge is Good For You by J. Stauber and S. Rampton. Guide to the "PR" (public relations) industry. Learn the tactics corporations use to manipulate public opinion.
  • *Censored 2001 Peter Phillips ed. A collection of the most important news ignored by mainstream media in 2001, plus excellent articles on media and an extensive resource guide.
  • We the Media Don Hazen and Julie Winokur. Facts, commentary, ideas and resources from over 100 leading journalists on the current state of media and suggestions for fixing or bypassing obstacles to the truth.
  • Media Monopoly (6th edition) Ben Bagdikian documents the extent of media concentration. The latest edition also explores internet and telecommunications. A classic and an important read.


  • The Real War on Crime Steven Donzieger, ed. How the fear of crime, rather than crime itself, shapes criminal justice policy. Also covers prison-industrial complex.
  • No Logo Naomi Klein examines the rise of branding and corporate impact on our culture. *Any of the several readers on economics published by "Dollars and Sense" including Real World Macroeconomics and Real World Microeconomics. Call them at (617)628-8411 for details.