Walking Denver: Book Launch

Join BookBar in celebrating the launch of Walking Denver by Mindy Sink and her daughter Sophie Seymour! The authors will lead attendees on a walk around Tennyson before talking about Walking Denver and how to get to know Denver's neighborhoods.

 

About the Book:

Get to Know Denver’s Most Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods

People come to Denver for the nearby mountains and spectacular natural beauty, the craft beer, the outdoor lifestyle, and a mild climate with abundant sunshine, but what they also discover is how walkable it is. You can explore culinary treasures, history that goes from the time of the dinosaurs to the founding of the Centennial state, and unique culture of the west in Walking Denver. Author Mindy Sink guides readers—whether they are first-time visitors or natives—on 32 diverse walks through the heart of the city, up into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and across the eastern plains. Find the spots where the city reaches 5,280 feet above sea level, giving the city its nickname of the Mile High City; tiptoe through historic cemeteries and learn of those who shaped Denver in its early days; explore the arts in the Golden Triangle and Arts District on Santa Fe neighborhoods; plan for a half-day outing to the famed Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, as well as nearby Lookout Mountain Nature Center & Preserve; visit the state’s first capitol with a stroll through downtown Golden; and much more.

For this new edition, Mindy’s 11-year-old daughter, Sophie Seymour, has contributed “Kid Tips” to select walks that are most suitable for families. Sophie highlights the elements of these walks that will most appeal to kids—playgrounds, wildlife, and activities along the way. Not only is the whole family getting some exercise, they are learning together about history, art, architectural trivia, and what makes Denver so engaging.

About the Authors:

Mindy Sink walks the talk! That is, she lives in a very walkable neighborhood in Denver with her husband and their daughter, and they all walk as much as possible, whether to go out to eat, meet friends, or just explore the city. Mindy is the author of Moon Handbooks Guide to Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs, Moon Handbooks Guide to Denver, and a coauthor of Colorado Organic: Cooking Seasonally, Eating Locally. She has written extensively for The New York Times, and her work has also appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Sunset Magazine, and many other well-known publications and websites. To learn more about Mindy, go to mindysink.com.

Sophie Seymour is in middle school and lives in the Highlands neighborhood. In addition to urban walks, she enjoys running, skiing, writing, reading, and studying epidemiology.

 

Meet in BookBar's lounge at 1:00 PM!

Event date: 
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 1:00pm