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Beyond the Pretzel Bowl
A little history about our newsletter—do you know why it's called Beyond the Pretzel Bowl? Well, we've served pretzels in a big communal bowl since the day Sue started the store 45 years ago. Reading takes brain power! Pretzels are fuel. We've pacified small babies, hungry teachers, and wandering stomachs with a snack. It's simple and it works (and we also offer a glass of water). So when you stop by, dig in into the bowl and a good book!

 

 

April
Independent Bookstore Day 2017 & Our Choices for National Poetry Month + Books in Verse

March 2017
Women's History Month Edition! We're a woman-owned bookstore + our favorite books by women
Five of the best books for every age + boys like to read about princesses too

February 2017

Global Awareness and Diversity + New Books for Black History Month

Awards Season: Newbery, Caldecott and more

 

January 2017
Our Bookies Bestsellers of 2016 for Kids!
Our Bookies Bestsellers of 2016 for Adults and Young Adults!

December 2016
Holiday Inspiration Edition! Books We're Gifting Our Family and Friends


November 2016
Small Business Saturday - Author Showcase! 
Bookstore Besties - Bring a Friend!  


October 2016
Are you ready for Halloween?
Three of the Best New Books for Everybody!  


September 2016
Reviews: Escape into Fantasy and Science Fiction
A Day in the Life of a Colorado Author: Todd Fahnestock


August 2016
Series and Sequels We Love


July 2016

Hot Reads: What We're Reading This Summer!
 


June 2016

Playing Away the Days: New Games for Summer!

The Best Summer Reads: Our 15 Top Picks

It's All About Colorado! Hickenlooper's new book and gardening in the Rocky Mountains.


 

May 2016

Five of the Best New Books for Every Reader!
 


April 2016

Focus on the Poets, What We're Reading for National Poetry Month

Summer Reading Open House and Local Author Showcase

Local Author Showcase & the Nationwide Independent Bookstore Day


 

 March 2016

And the Oscar Goes to. . . Books! How Books Won the Oscars

Eggs and Bunnies and Books and More - Happy Easter!

Summer Reading Event for Teachers and Parents, Books We Recommend for Summer Reading!

 

 

February 2016

It's a Love Story—Books We're Lovin!


 

January 2016

Brand New Books for a New Year: What's Ahead + Caldecott and Newbery Medal Winners

The Bookies' Bestsellers of 2015, Denver's Cream of the Reading Crop

 

 

December 2015

We Voted for Her! Author James Patterson Gifted Our Employee Jessica DeLoy with a Holiday Bonus

The Books We're Giving Our Families and Friends for the Holidays

 

 

November 2015

It's a Record, 20 Authors in the Store at Once + Sharing Books for the Holidays

Small Business Saturday Author Extravaganza—Local Authors Storm the Store!

Upside-Down Magic: Lauren Myracle is Coming for an Author Visit

 

 

October 2015

Halloween in Colorado

 

 

September 2015

The Power of the Series

 

 

August 2015

Keep the Good Times Rolling

 

 

July 2015
Relax with Summer Reading

 

 

June 2015
Starting a Summer of Reading!

 

 

May 2015
We're a Top 10 Denver Bookstore!

 

 

April 2015

Book Launch of Diamonds Are for Never! + The Last Book That Kept Us Up All Night 

 

 

March 2015
Spring is coming! + Your Chance to Hold an Award in Your Hand! 

 

 

February 2015
Be My Valentine... + Bookies 2014 Top 10 Bestsellers + The January Genre Challenge!


 

 

January 2015

Bookies 2014 Top 10 Bestsellers + What we were up to in December...