Indie BookStore & Wine Bar

A bookshop for wine lovers. A wine bar for book shoppers. And a fabulous cafe, too. BookBar is an independent bookstore in the Tennyson Street arts district of Denver, Colorado.

Literary Events + Meeting Space

BookBar is the perfect place to read and sip or meet and discuss. Join us for our unique literary events and let us host your book club or community meetings.

Stay with Us

BookBed opened in Fall 2015.  This one bedroom apartment above BookBar is the perfect location for authors and book lovers.  With book themed decor throughout, full kitchen, laundry, private balcony and entrance, this is the perfect get away for the literary minded. Visit family nearby, write your book, or take a break from your book tour - right above Denver's favorite bookstore wine bar.

Daily Happy Hour 

Mon-Fri 3-6pm
$2 off all wine, beer and pizzettas

Tuesdays & Thursday 4-5pm
1/2 all wines and kids meals for Happier Hour Story Time participants

Friday 3pm-10pm
Specialty beer or wine cocktail 

Saturday all day
Specialty beer or wine cocktail 

Sunday 10am-3pm
$15 bottomless mimosas

9 Books for the Kids to Read (Without Walls) This Summer

BookBar Sun, 07/02/2017 - 11:49am

Hannah, BookBar’s summer intern, has some great recommendations for kids to fill out their Reading Without Walls Summer Reading Bingo Challenge this summer! Grab a card at BookBar and mark your calendars for our end-of-summer scavenger hunt party with Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, author of The Book Scavenger and The Unbreakable Code!

Grown Ups! We Dare You to Read Without Walls

BookBar Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:42am

A few months ago, I sat with a group of four nine-year-olds on tiny chairs. Most of them were meeting for the first time with the intention of picking out new books and takling about the books they had read...  READ MORE


Find Waldo on Tennyson Street 2017!

Get ready! Waldo celebrates Thirty Years this summer!

Event date: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 10:00am

Teen Book Club with Melanie Crowder

Young readers! Join award-winning local author, Melanie Crowder for a teen BookClub hosted by BookBar on her newest YA novel, An Uninterrupted View of the Sky. Come and hang out on BookBar's patio around the firepit with Melanie, sip on sodas and coffee drinks from the cafe, and have a great discussion with the author about her gripping story. Ages 12+. Email to let us know you're coming! Get 20% off the book BookBar.

Event date: 
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 4:30pm
An Uninterrupted View of the Sky Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399169007
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - June 13th, 2017

Audacity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399168994
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - January 8th, 2015

Three Pennies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481471879
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

A Nearer Moon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481441483
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2015