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

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.