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...

Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered & Come to Our Murderino Release Party

BookBar Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:10pm

By Sarah Dealy

Being a woman is scary and hard. You have to hold your keys in between your fingers as you walk to your car, make sure you dress pretty (not sexy, sexy is asking for it), have 911 pre dialed if the cab driver creeps you out, smile and nod but also be fierce, don't make anyone angry (they could be a future stalker). Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark know this well.

Why We Are Giving Away The Mueller Report

BookBar Mon, 05/06/2019 - 8:49am

BookBar’s non-profit organization, BookGive, is providing complimentary copies of The Mueller Report, published by our friends at Melville House Publishing. Regardless of which side of the political divide you may fall, we can all probably agree on the importance of this report. We recognize that, for some, purchasing books is a luxury.

CookBook BookClub: Indian-ish

BookBar Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:39pm


by Becky LeJeune

BookBar is launching a new cookbook club!

Each month, BookBar will highlight a different cookbook, inviting our community to cook alongside us throughout the month, sharing pictures and comments about the recipes they try on social media!

Sign up:

Staying Power: Kali Fajardo-Anstine's Sabrina & Corina

BookBar Tue, 04/02/2019 - 3:04pm

By Abbey Paxton

Sabrina & Corina is a hearth fire in the form of short stories. Colorado author Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s indigenous Latina characters burn with the power of home, beckoning the reader to come closer, to feel the heat.

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Fight Book Club

BookBar Mon, 04/01/2019 - 9:42am

Denver, CO. April 1, 2019 - For Immediate Release -

In an effort to expad literary programming for everyone, BookBar announces our newest book discussion group Fight Book Club. Think fight club for book clubs. As interest in martial arts, mixed martial arts, and book clubs continue to grow across the country, BookBar onwer, Nicole Sullivan, thinks this concept is a 'no-brainer'...

BookBar Book Review: How To Love A Country by Richard Blanco

BookBar Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:17am

By Ginny Short

Blanco’s recent book of poems is vivid and startling. There is no pretense of language or cleverness or attempt at intellectual gymnastics in this collection. What I love about it most is that it is completely approachable. Blanco, the Inaugural Poet for Barack Obama’s second inauguration, describes himself as “Latinx, immigrant, gay,” and sets himself the task to “explore more deeply my own civic and artistic duty in questioning and contributing to the American narrative…” This collection represents his exploration, and what a dark and radiant collection it is.

Happy #InternationalWomensDay

BookBar Fri, 03/08/2019 - 9:04am

We’re here to help you choose your next book…

International Women's Day quiz

15 Books to add to your list this #InternationalWomensDay

BookBar Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:23pm

By Kateri Kramer

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating balance. #BalanceForBetter because a balanced world is a better world. How can you help forge a more gender-balanced world? Celebrate women’s writing. Recommend books written by women. Take action for equality in the publishing industry by supporting VIDA.

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BookBar Review: Keep Going by Austin Kelon

BookBar Wed, 02/27/2019 - 3:30pm

By Kateri Kramer

I’ve felt “stuck” creatively since I graduated from my MFA program. Whether that was because of burnout, the anxiety of influence, or the daily stresses of life I can’t say for sure. All I know is that I’ve been pining for more consistent creativity again. Keep Going by Austin Kelon, the third book in the Steal Like an Artist series, came to me at exactly the right time: when I was getting back to both writing and illustration.