Happy 50th Birthday, Boulder Book Store!

Congratulations to Boulder Book Store, Boulder, Colo., which marked its 50th anniversary on Sunday with a storewide celebration. The festivities included birthday cake to feed more than 400 bookstore guests, a string trio, a scavenger hunt, book giveaways, on-demand typewriter poetry, a photo slideshow, and more. In addition, 36 authors were invited to join the festivities, sign books, and chat with customers. 

Opened in 1973 by David Bolduc, Boulder Book Store began as a small shop with only 10 bookcases and five employees. Now, the business employs more than 50 booksellers, occupies 20,000 square feet over three floors, offers more than 100,000 titles, and has secured its place as an integral part of the community and a haven for book lovers. Named PW Bookstore of the Year in 2018, Boulder Book Store has also been been selected as Best of Boulder by local papers every year since 1987.

Pictured: (l.-r.) authors Melanie Crowder, Leslie Vedder, Natalie Mae, Alison Ames, Jessie Weaver, and Mariko Turk. (photo: Julia Atwood)

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