The Bookies Bookstore in the press
Our Favorite Denver and Englewoods Kids' Stores ~from Kids Mile High Pediatric Dentistry
The Bookies is another great indie children’s bookstore in Denver. It’s been a part of the community for over 45 years. They have books for young adults and little ones, toys, games, craft kits and educational materials as well as plenty of adult titles and a playhouse. The store also hosts events like its popular Storytime held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. where actor Susie Leiser brings children’s tales to life.
Poetry anthology dedicated to The Bookies Bookstore and our owner, Sue Lubeck
The sixth volume of poetry from the local elementary students of Denver Public Schools is dedicated to us! The 2017 anthology, Everyone is a Masterpiece, features: works by 233 students from 29 different schools, poetry in Spanish and English, original art, and an introduction by Colorado's Poet Laureate, Joseph Hutchison.
"This book is dedicated to Sue Lubeck,
Denver's First Lady of Literature,
and to the staff at The Bookies -
that sanctuary, treasure-house, and temple
for Denver's young readers and writers"
Independent Bookstore Day 2017
We're one of Denver's gems! Read about us and seven other local stores.
"Some of the best bookstores come in nondescript packages — don’t let The Bookies’ lack of curb appeal stop you from exploring this magical emporium of books for children of all ages. Have a middle-grade reader who can’t get enough historical fiction? There’s a section for that. A kindergartner hungry for picture books about Australia? Yep, that too. A teenage sci-fi lover? You’re covered. Born out of Sue Lubeck’s Denver basement more than 40 years ago and now in a Glendale strip mall, the packed shop offers standing 10-15 percent discounts, too. "
#5 in Denver's A-List for Bookstores
Voted Best of Bookstores in Denver's A-List 2017. Top 5 finalist this year! Here are the reviews and tips from voters.
The Bookies Bookstore is one of the 10 Best bookstores in Colorado!
"The Bookies Bookstore is the perfect place for children's literature. There is some quality reading material for parents, focusing on contemporary and classic writings, but the comprehensive selection for children is the main reason why this bookstore is one of the best in Colorado. The Bookies also offers discounts regularly and works with local schools to craft reading lists for students of all levels."
Denver’s Best Bookstores for Kids. Denver Metro Moms Blog. "The Bookies is a must-see. You and your crew could spend hours perusing their aisles. The staff knows their stuff, and they are SUPER helpful. This bookstore makes me so happy." ~Allie R.
See what the folks on Yelp have to say about The Bookies
There were over 2,800 nominations nationwide, and our dedicated Bookies staff members, Jessica DeLoy, won a 2015 holiday bonus from best-selling author James Patterson! The story was also featured on NPR!
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The Denver Post | Vickie Heath | 7/21/2014
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Buzz Feed Community | 7/7/2014
Top Local Bookstores In Denver
CBS Denver | Deborah Flomberg | 6/22/2014
More adults than youths are reading young adult fiction
The Denver Post | Sean Fitz-Gerald | 6/22/2014
Sue Lubeck and The Bookies: 40 years of serving young readers
The Denver Post | William Porter | 3/06/2014
James Patterson Begins Distributing $1 Million to Indie Bookstores
American Bookseller Association | Sydney Jarrard | 2/20/2014