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November Cookbook Club Pick: Half Baked Harvest Super Simple by Tieghan Gerard

BookBar Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:12am

Followers of Tieghan Gerard’s crazy popular Half Baked Harvest blog will be excited to see that she finally has a second cookbook out! If you haven’t heard of her, now is the time to introduce yourself to this fantastic Colorado cook’s amazing more




CO Sun Book Club: Mister Tender's Girl w/ Carter Wilson

BookBar Fri, 10/04/2019 - 10:09am

Guest post by Kevin Simpson from The Colorado Sun

Disruption in the media industry has claimed many casualties, including thousands of jobs nationally and hundreds in Colorado. Avid readers of literature probably have noticed something else in short supply: coverage of books and their authors.


October Cookbook Club Pick: Antoni in the Kitchen by Antoni Porowski

BookBar Wed, 10/02/2019 - 10:56am

Ted Allen may have left some big shoes to fill in Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, but Antoni Porowski has taken on the job and made the position of food and wine expert his own. It’s not surprising considering he came to the show on Allen’s own recommendation! And after four seasons, Porowski has debuted his very first cookbook, Antoni in the more 

8 Books the Cool Kids are Reading This Fall

BookBar Mon, 09/16/2019 - 4:11pm

The BookBar BookWorms present the 8 favorite new books of the fall for kids and teens. See what the cool kids are reading and stop by to pick up the best new read for the season!


Raising Readers

BookBar Fri, 09/06/2019 - 4:33pm

By Marilyn Robbins

Raising a reader is one of the most important gifts you can give your child.  Learning to read is not easy. It takes a lot of hard work for several years for any child to master reading independently.  Educators can teach students to read, but the love of reading is learned at home. And, it’s important to get a jump on the process before kindergarten begins.


The 7 New Releases We’re Excited About in September

BookBar Fri, 09/06/2019 - 12:23pm

Here are some of the new titles we’re excited for you to read in September! more


Book Club Suggestions From BookBar’s Cookbook Club: Tex-Mex Edition

BookBar Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:58pm

by Becky LeJeune


If you’ve followed the club, then you know that this month we’ve been cooking from Ford Fry’s Tex-Mex: Traditions, Innovations, and Comfort Foods From Both Sides of the Border... read more

August Cookbook Club Pick: Tex-Mex: Traditions, Innovations, and Comfort Foods From Both Sides of the Border by Ford Fry

BookBar Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:14pm

By Becky LeJeune

In the food world Tex-Mex is an entity all of its own. Mexican cuisine, brought north to Texas in the early nineteenth century, adapted according to ingredients more at home in Texas than across the border and the railroad expanded those ingredients further. Flour tortillas, cheese, even cumin were all additions that came from this blend of cultures. And while crispy tacos, chile gravy, and queso may not be authentic Mexican, they are true Tex-Mex!

Book Club Suggestions from BookBar’s Cookbook Club: The Peach Truck Cookbook edition

BookBar Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:36pm

By Becky LeJeune

If you’ve followed the club, then you know that this month we’ve been cooking from Stephen and Jessica’s Rose’s The Peach Truck Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach.

July Cookbook Club Pick: The Peach Truck Cookbook by Jessica N. Rose and Stephen K. Rose

BookBar Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:33pm

By Becky LeJeune

July in Colorado means peaches! Which is why, for our July Cookbook Club pick, we’ve selected a peachtastic cookbook full of recipes perfect for showcasing Colorado’s Palisade peaches: The Peach Truck Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach by Jessica N. Rose and Stephen K. Rose...

BookBar's Extremely Official Response to Extremely Negative Comments... With Book Recommendations!

BookBar Sat, 06/29/2019 - 5:13pm

After our Drag Queen Storytime was targeted by white supremacists this week, we received an outpouring of support from our community. We also received some negative comments via phone messages, email, social media, and in response to the news reporting of the incidents. We took the time to answer your questions and reply to your comments. We're including some book recommendations because we are booksellers and Just. Can't. Help.

Book Club Suggestions from BookBar’s Cookbook Club: Aloha Kitchen edition

BookBar Wed, 06/19/2019 - 4:31pm

By Becky LeJeune

If you’ve followed the club, then you know that this month we’ve been cooking from Alana Kysar’s excellent debut, Aloha Kitchen: Recipes from Hawai’i.

Well, in addition to choosing a new cookbook each month, we’re taking it one step further with themed book club reading and snacking suggestions to go along with the club pick. Today we’ve got reading ideas and a menu suggestion for the perfect Aloha Kitchen  themed book club meeting!

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone Review

BookBar Thu, 06/13/2019 - 2:37pm

by Chris Moncaleiden

As a student of counseling, I have read many books that stray deep into theories of human growth. I have noticed that while fields such as "self-help" are flourishing, there are few books that pull back the curtain on such a vital resource as psychotherapy. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb is that book...  READ MORE

June Cookbook Club Pick: Aloha Kitchen by Alana Kysar

BookBar Mon, 06/03/2019 - 8:54pm

By Becky LeJeune

Our June Cookbook Club pick is Alana Kysar’s Aloha Kitchen: Recipes from Hawai’i.

You might wonder what constitutes Hawaiian cooking. You might even suspect that it’s just Spam and/or pineapple heavy cuisine - but you would be sorely mistaken. Yes, there’s Spam and pineapple. But there’s so much more to Hawaiian food...