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.



BookBar in the Time of Covid

BookBar Fri, 03/27/2020 - 6:11pm

BookBar owner Nicole Sullivan shares her thoughts on her social distance, sudden free time, and the future of BookBar... READ MORE

Reading Help is Here for YOU: Parents & Your Kids

BookBar Thu, 03/26/2020 - 12:48pm

by Marilyn Robbins

BookBar has two books that are wonderful resources for parents and their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.  These can be ordered online from us with free shipping.  Both books offer extensive lists of books for your child to read and ideas to keep us all reading during our self-isolation.  Remember you can read to your children, read with your children, and read alongside your children.

December Cookbook Club Pick: Eat Joy edited by Natalie Eve Garrett & What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street by Felicita Sala

BookBar Mon, 12/02/2019 - 12:29pm

We’re shaking things up and doing December a little different with the cookbook club. First, we’re recommending not one, but two books this month. Second, they’re a little different from our previous fare. But rest assured, both are amazing titles that we know you’re going to love! more

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!