Reading and Signing with Mark A. Barnhouse

Join Denver native Mark A. Barnhouse for a reading and signing of his new book, The Denver Dry Goods. 



About the Book:
Over the course of eleven decades, The Denver Dry Goods and its predecessor, McNamara Dry Goods, proudly served Coloradoans, who knew they could “shop with confidence” for the best quality at the fairest prices. Much more than the goods it sold, the store was a major institution that touched the lives of nearly every Denverite. Comforting culinary traditions like Chicken à la King in the vast fifth-floor tearoom and breakfast with Santa delighted locals. Festive chandeliers adorned the four-hundred-foot-long main aisle during the holidays, and longtime salesclerks knew customers by name. Devoted patrons dearly missed all that charm after the doors closed in 1987. Mark Barnhouse explores the fascinating history and cherished memories of Denver’s most beloved department store.

About the Author: 
Denver native (and current Northwest Denver resident) Mark A. Barnhouse has been fascinated with Denver’s downtown, and particularly its department stores, from an early age, ever since he attended “Breakfast with Santa” at The Denver Dry Goods at the age of seven years.  As an adult, he has spent many years researching and writing about his historical passions.  His previous works include Denver’s Sixteenth Street; Northwest Denver; Lost Denver; and Daniels and Fisher: Denver’s Best Place to Shop.  His next book, to be published by The History Press in late 2018, is tentatively titled Lost Department Stores of Denver

Event date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Denver Dry Goods: Where Colorado Shopped with Confidence Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467135368
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Published: History Press - April 24th, 2017

Denver's Sixteenth Street Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738581026
Availability: Special Order - subject to availability
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - August 16th, 2010

Lost Denver Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781531677367
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Published: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions - August 10th, 2015

Northwest Denver Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738589022
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - April 2nd, 2012

Daniels and Fisher: Denver's Best Place to Shop Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781626199231
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Published: History Press (SC) - November 16th, 2015