Amy Irvine Sits Down With Rachel Hamalian To Talk About Edward Abbey, Writing, and The Desert

BookBar Tue, 11/27/2018 - 8:24am

Rachel Hamalain: In your new book, Desert Cabal, you confront the claims that Edward Abbey made in his book, Desert Solitaire – on its 50th anniversary. What inspired you to make this confrontation?

Icelandic Book Exchange Comes To BookBar

BookBar Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:43pm

Icelanders really know how to celebrate the holiday season. Each year, families and friends get together on December 24 and exchange books before heading to bed with a book and some chocolate. The tradition is so important to Icelandic culture, that it creates Jolabokaflod or “The Christmas Book Flood.” Because most books in Iceland are purchased between September and December in preparation for the tradition, Kristjan B. Jonasson of the Iceland Publishers Association remarks that it’s “the backbone of the publishing industry”


Book Review: Vote Her In

BookBar Tue, 11/06/2018 - 1:26pm

By: Stephanie Vessely

“No more nice girls,” writes Rebecca Sive in Vote Her In: Your Guide To Electing Our First Woman President, quoting early feminist writer Ellen Willis. “Forget turning a blind eye. Forget nicely insisting. Forget being polite. Forget wearing the white suits, hoping imagery will sufficiently motivate. We now know #TimesUp for all that.”


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Cheetahs, Writing, and Publishing OH MY!: A conversation with Erin Hunter

BookBar Wed, 10/17/2018 - 9:21am

Gillian Philip is one of the authors under the pen name, Erin Hunter. She has written for the Survivors series, along with Inbali Iserles. She lives in the northeast Scottish Highlands with her husband, three dogs, two cats, and hamster.

Review: The Wildlands by Abby Geni

BookBar Thu, 10/04/2018 - 12:27pm

By: Julie MacKissock


Whenever I read a book, I am looking for that line. You know the one. The line that tells me everything I didn’t know about the world before reading the book in my hands. In Abby Geni’s The Wildlands, it came late, almost at the end.

 “The milestones were less marvelous than the minutiae” (p. 338).


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book review: All you can ever know by Nicole Chung

BookBar Thu, 10/04/2018 - 12:21pm

Review courtesy of Stephanie Vessely

"Back then," Nicole Chung writes in her memoir, All You Can Ever Know, "I still had to think of adoption as an unqualified good, a benefit to every adoptee, sure proof of unselfish love, because to do otherwise felt like a betrayal of my family and their love for me."


I Am Part of the Resistance Inside BookBar

BookBar Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:32pm

I work for Nicole Sullivan but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of her agenda and her worst inclinations. Nicole is facing a test to her bookstore ownership unlike any faced by a modern bookseller...  READ MORE

Marilyn Recommends 7 of the Best Books for Fall for Kids

BookBar Wed, 08/29/2018 - 2:22pm

Beignets, Bourbon Street, and books. Mint Juleps, Gumbo, and books. Hot and steamy humidity, books, more books, and authors galore! The American Booksellers Association ABC Children's Insitute conference in New Orleans was definitely the hot spot to learn all about soon-to-be published books and meet countless authors alongside other booksellers across the country, all with one common love; children's literature. READ MORE


BookWorm review by Griffin: 24 Hours in Nowhere

BookBar Tue, 07/03/2018 - 9:53am

Review by: Griffin
Age: 11
Title: 24 Hours in Nowhere 
Author: Dusti Bowling
Release Date: Sep 4, 2018

How Audiobooks Made Me a Runner

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

AbbeyRuns (7 of 27)

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