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

Kari Bovee - Reading & Signing

Join BookBar in welcoming Kari Bovee! Kari will be reading and signing her debut novel, Girl with a Gun: An Annie Oakley Mystery.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
Girl with a Gun: An Annie Oakley Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943006601
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sparkpress - June 19th, 2018

Find Waldo on Tennyson Street!

Where’s Waldo? On Tennyson Street of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community.

Event date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 10:00am

Summer Reading Superheroes for Kids!

Kicking off our Summer Reading program!


Event date: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 10:00am

Write Your Novel BookCamp for Kids with Melissa Savage

Calling all future authors! Do you love to create stories? Do you want to learn more about developing real life characters, unforgettable settings and awesome plots? Come join us as we learn what makes a great story, share ideas, WRITE WRITE WRITE and most importantly have fun in the process. For those who choose to share their completed works at the end of the week, we will celebrate all workshop attendees with a public reading for family and friends at the BookBar.

Event date: 
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:00am
The Truth about Martians Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524700171
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

Lemons Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524700157
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling Books - May 15th, 2018

Bilingual Happier Hour Storytime

Join Lore for Happier Hour Storytime every 3rd Thursday of the month! She'll lead the group in songs and stories in both Spanish and English.



Happy Hour + Story Time = Happier Hour.

1/2 off wine for parents and 1/2 off kids meals starts at 4 pm.

Stories and cookies for your little ones start at 4:30. Stay tuned for guest author story tellers.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 4:00pm