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A Fully Booked School Year

BookBar Sat, 06/05/2021 - 6:16pm

From Watson to Applegate, 30 children authors share their books with students in the Denver area during the year of COVID. This past school year, BookBar has had the honor of hosting 30 of the best (really, the best of the best) authors, bringing them virtually to 99 schools and classrooms throughout the metro area.

If You Can't Beat 'Em

BookBar Thu, 04/01/2021 - 7:11am

In a year that saw revenue loss for nearly all independent businesses but revenue for Amazon was up a whopping 38% - during a pandemic and the biggest economic downturn we've seen since 2008 - we asked ourselves what we could possibly doing wrong. We dug deep into Amazon business practices and decided to emulate them in order to not only survive but thrive! Big changes are coming to how BookBar does business on April 1, 2021. We think you'll like what we've come up with... 

It's Been a Year

BookBar Sat, 03/13/2021 - 7:50am

- By Nicole Sullivan

It has been two weeks short of one year since I wrote this blog post while everything was shut down. Little did any of us know then what a long and tumultuous year was ahead of us. My learning curve this past year has been one of the steepest of my adult life... READ MORE

Giving Thanks for all the Giving

BookBar Thu, 11/26/2020 - 10:07am

Can you stand another post about all of the reasons to feel grateful in such a horrid year? This isn't the post I intended to write as I fell asleep last night, worrying about the future: the state of small businesses everywhere - most of which will not make it very far into 2021. I was fretting about the book industry facing the impacts of yet another potential monopoly with the news of the pending purchase of Simon & Schuster by Penguin Random House, the growing strength of Amazon, and the fact that billionaires like Jeff Bezos only got richer in 2020...

Book/Bar Bundles

BookBar Thu, 10/29/2020 - 1:47pm

Introducing….Book/Bar Bundles! This holiday season, give the gift of books and booze with a curated, themed bundle from BookBar. 

Happy 10th Anniversary Denver Book Exchange!

BookBar Thu, 09/03/2020 - 11:24am

This is kinda where it all began. Ten years ago I was in the midst of a seven-year stint as a stay-at-home mother to our two young children. I began craving adult collaboration and missing the satisfaction of working on a larger scale, meaningful project... READ MORE

People of BookBar

BookBar Thu, 08/06/2020 - 11:29am

Hi. Nice to see you again. As we sloooowly begin to re-open to our guests, it feels like a good time to (re)introduce ourselves. We have some new faces and new titles for 'old' faces. get to know our passionate, creative, and talented team... READ MORE

My Dear White Friends,

BookBar Fri, 06/19/2020 - 9:41am

By guest blogger Rahem Mulatu

I want to come to you with my raw feelings of pain, anguish, tears, and a heavy heart. I want you to feel and see my vulnerability. I plead with you to not disregard or diminish my sorrow. I am grieving My Dear White Friends! You are My White Friends that welcomed me with an open heart when you saw me at the office, grocery store, library, school, park, church, movie theater, community center, gym, City Hall, and restaurants. Even though I could not show you my vulnerability because I did not want you to think

Black Booksellers Matter

BookBar Mon, 06/08/2020 - 2:55pm

by Nicole Sullivan

This is my fourth letter in three months. I hope you don't mind that this is turning into a personal blog series. Extraordinary times call for ever greater honesty and transparency.

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BookBar Turns 7: Ch-Ch-Changes (Turn and Face the Strange)

BookBar Mon, 05/25/2020 - 10:10am

by Nicole Sullivan

Chapter 7:

Every person, business, and organization has handled this Covid situation differently. For me, roughly half-way through the shut-down and quarantine, I resolved to come out of this a better person and to make BookBar a better business. Read More...

Books for All

BookBar Mon, 05/04/2020 - 5:48pm

BookGive, our nonprofit organization, has been stocking Little Free Libraries each weekend in an effort to get more books to more communities. 9news tagged along with us last weekend. Check out the story HERE if you missed it.

Peeking Around the Corner

BookBar Mon, 04/27/2020 - 11:02am

It has been a month since my last post. So much and also nothing has happened since then. On March 27th, I had just come out of a couple of weeks of mourning for my business that I knew would never be the same, not to mention society itself. Whatever the stages of grief are during this time, I had reached my Optimism with a Healthy Does of Realism stage where I could hesitantly see some possibilities.

A Short History of Mystery and Some Indubitably Great Reads

BookBar Thu, 04/16/2020 - 10:57am

by Eilidh Spery

I love most books—as an English major and a bookseller, that comes with the territory. I’m drawn to different books for different reasons: some create beautiful images and scenes, some have complex twisting plots, and others grab me with their diverse, distinct characters. But the genre that has always fascinated me most is mysteries, so much so that I focused my senior year of college around studying it.  Read more...

 

The Answer is Yes! Definitely Yes!

BookBar Tue, 03/31/2020 - 3:41pm

by Marilyn Robbins

Let me start by immediately answering the question I know you are already thinking.

“YES!”

Yes!  THE ONE AND ONLY BOB is as good as THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN!

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