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How Audiobooks Made Me a Runner

BookBar Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:05pm

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We think we have the manual for ourselves memorized and in our back pockets. Two years ago, I would have recited the following about myself:

  1. I am not a runner because:

a. I get bored after a couple miles, and

b. I don’t like feeling like a have to do anything when I’m already busy.

  1. I do not listen to audiobooks because:

Review by Chloe: Love & Other Carniverous Plants

BookBar Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:07am


Love & Other Carnivorous Plants was a truly perception changing book. Obviously, this is said about every book that anyone has ever liked, but this one has so many complex characters with problems even the characters themselves don't understand that it makes the theory of a mind shifting book into reality. READ MORE

Review by Samantha: Furyborn

BookBar Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:01am

When assassins ambush er best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perfrom all seven kinds of elemental magic. READ MORE


BookBar on The Opposition Show!

BookBar Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:53am

If you weren't able to catch us on The Opposition Show with Jordan Klepper on Comedy Central on April 9th, never fear! You can watch the episode HERE. They did a segment on our Drag Queen Story Time. 

Beers and BookBar

BookBar Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:12pm



They say Colorado loves its beer. This shouldn't surprise anyone living around here, but it's pretty interesting when you start to measuer the depth of that "love." You might be surprised to learn that Colorado actually ranks...  READ MORE

Announcing 1st Annual Burning Book Festival

BookBar Sun, 04/01/2018 - 7:02am


Burning Book

A city in the far-flung suburbs. A culture of literacy. A network of readers and introvers.

Happy Women's Month, Fellas! 5 Recommendations for your '2018 Feminist Book Club for Men'

BookBar Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:32pm

Recently, I overeard a man talking with two of my female friends. I watched as their typical politically-charged repartee turned to post-Weinstein wave of sexual harassment allegations. The man jested, saying that teh women making all these accuasations are probably...

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Staff Flash-Review: 'The Immortalists' by Chloe Benjamin

BookBar Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:03am

Imagine knowing the day you were going to die, your entire life. Chloe Benjamin's "The Immortalists" follow four siblings as they live their lives, each shadowed by the date of their deaths. There's the fearless Simon who learns to live his life on his terms, the majestic Klara who's haunted by ghosts of her past, the steady Daniel who's blame controls his decisions, and the logical Varya who has forgotten what it means to be alive. Follow this modern classic through forty years of tragedy, grief, and understanding what it means to be a family.

BookBar 2017 Bestsellers

BookBar Wed, 01/10/2018 - 5:22am

Our bestsellers are driven largely by events, our Local to Local program, and YOU!  These are some of the titles you were most excited about in 2017

BookWorm Review of Everless

BookBar Tue, 01/09/2018 - 5:51pm

Seventeen-year old Jules Ember lives in teh Kingdom of Sempera, a world where time is the currency, found in the blood of its citizens, made into iron coins, and heavily taxed. 


How to Pretend You've Read a Book

BookBar Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:41pm

I have a confession. I’ve never read anything by Tana French. I had to look at the back of the book when I told you what Euphoria by Lily King was about, because I never read that either. I got halfway through House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski and put it down. All the Light We Cannot See? 100 pages. Louise Erdrich’s The Beet Queen? Nope. I told you I had read these books. You bought these books because I told you I had read them. While we’re being honest, I only read a quarter of House of Leaves.


The Mystery of The Berensta(e)in Bears Books (which happen to be 40% off at BookBar right now!)

BookBar Thu, 11/16/2017 - 9:43am

There has been a slowly dawning phenomena over the past several years, most specifically as Millennials have come of age and begun their phase of existential introspection. The time for nostalgic remembrance, the longing for the “simpler” times–that stage of life when one can, for the first time, begin to appreciate the breadth of time, and both how much and how little time has truly passed.

7 Time-Travel Books for Falling Back, and Combating Seasonal Affective Disorder

BookBar Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:26pm

It’s once again time to fall back which is exciting for the sake of more sleep, but more importantly, that means it’s time to post think-pieces on why daylight savings time is an ancient useless relic of the past and we should rid ourselves of it posthaste. It also marks the beginning of the season when you can be mean and grumpy to everyone and have a reasonable excuse for it. 

Scary Stories for the Spooky Season

BookBar Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:57pm

This time of year always revives the same old questions: When’s it gonna snow? What are you gonna be for Halloween? Will anyone remember to vote when presidential candidates aren’t on the ballot? Will Halloween finally fall on Friday the 13th this year? Why has that still never happened? All great questions if you ask me. This year is unique however, in that we can all agree that no scary story or movie comes anywhere near the daily reality we live in. Horror has become an escape–a reminder of a more comfortable time when these stories actually did scare us.

The Reader’s Guide to America’s Gun Debate

BookBar Sat, 10/07/2017 - 11:54am

To call this subject a “sensitive” one might be appropriate, if a little lackluster. Calling it a “goddamn minefield” might be a little more honest. Nevertheless, it rises up again and again, in think pieces, blogs, non-sequitur tweets, and worst of all–hundreds-long comment chains on Facebook. No matter how dormant your social media presence might be, post an opinion on this topic and you’re suddenly wearing a suit of stale bread at the beach. Read More...