Call of the Coyote
As we have indicated in the past, we have been searching for a new more affordable location with improved customer traffic. Unfortunately we have exhausted all options and our lease is up 10/31/2015 (Happy Halloween!)
We regret having to close Broomfield's ONLY independent bookstore, but despite our loyal customer base, sales and traffic at this location are not sufficient to offset annual increases in rent for retail space in the Broomfield market. Ironically with several Big Box stores sitting empty, property management companies remain inflexible in negotiating a rate affordable for a business like ours.
For almost 3 years as Coyote Ridge Books (and 3 prior years as Calico) it has been a struggle to generate enough business. Without adequate sales, no employees could be hired and no dollars were available for advertising. The loss of the anchor Target store in 2011 caused a 30-40% drop in customer traffic. It remains at that lower level even after the new tenant, At Home, moved in.
The book business in general has changed dramatically. Over the past decade, the internet, E-Books, E-Readers, Barnes & Noble and Amazon have come to dominate the industry. More Independent bookstores are closing every year. The unfortunate reality is without cheap rent and good traffic, independent bookstores cannot survive. The ones still in business have either great locations, own their own building, or are partnered with a compatible business (coffee shop). We have been unable to leverage any of those three items.
You are receiving this letter because you have a store credit account that will have to be redeemed prior to our closing. In order to best accommodate our customers, we are waiving our normal policy of the “50% copay” in order to avoid any unplanned expense for you in using your credit. For a limited time you may fully redeem your credit for full value in books at NO charge. (We still reserve some books that are NOT allowed to be purchased with credit, but over 90% of our inventory is up for grabs).
When you brought books in for credit, the concept was simple: Get rid of Books you DON'T want and trade them for books you DO want. Now is the time to take home Books you DO want while our inventory is fully stocked. As we begin to clear our shelves, the selection will suffer, so come in as soon as you can.
If you cannot or do not want to use your credit, you can designate it for a local school. We will send Gift Certificates to that school for students/teachers to select books using the credit you designate. No charge.
We have struggled with this decision, but it is now necessary to pull the plug,
Sincere Thanks,Don Hartley (owner)
Coyote Ridge celebrates 2 years in business on 1/1/2015. On 1/1/2013 we purchased Calico Books and changed the name. On 7/01/2013 we moved to our current location where we have tripled our space and quadrupled our inventory. Please visit us soon. We need Broomfield's support and our loyal customers word-of-mouth advertising.
Check out our INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE.
HARDBACKS - Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
SOFTBACKS - Buy 1 Get 1 for 50% OFF
OVERSTOCK - 40 Popular Authors. Buy 1 Get 1 for $1 more
We just received a consignment load of great furniture pieces at VERY reasonable prices.
We are constantly adding and changing our inventory. Come check us out.
HUGE HOLIDAY SALE.
Spend $20 and get a FREE $10 Gift Card.
(Sale runs Black Friday November 29th thru New Years Eve December 31st.)
- We now have 100s of paperback books for only $1 in our Consignment Room. Fill a tray for only $10.
- Check out our New Display Cases and our Sci-Fi / Fantasy Book Room.
- Our Kid's section is awesome. It even has a cozy clubhouse for the little ones.
- Still Open 7 days a week, 10:30 - 7
Come to our New Store at 1480 Midway Blvd. Bigger AMAZING Kid's section. More Classics. Whole NEW ROOM for SCI-FI / FANTASY books. Tables and chairs to relax. Cold Drinks for sale.
Our NEW location is just one building North of our current location.
We will be at the corner of MIDWAY & NICKEL.
We will complete our move by July 1st.
Our new store is over twice as big, with more products and events.
Come in to our current location to take advantage of our AMAZING MOVING SALE. Buy 2 Paperbacks, get 2 FREE
Buy ANY Hardback, get a 2nd for FREE.
2 BIG SALES THIS MONTH
Buy ANY BOOK and GET a 2nd BOOK at 50% OFF
PULP FICTION SALE
Buy 2 MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS
or KID'S SOFT COVER BOOKS
and GET 2 MORE FREE
Come in to Store for Details
Our Inventory has doubled but we still can't stock everything,
SO, If we don't have it on hand we'll search high and low
to find the book you want in the format and quality you request.
We just listed our business with YELP. We would appreciate your help. Please go to YELP. Search for bookstore in Broomfield and write a review for us. There are also some sale offers for you to consider. THANKS.