Coyote Ridge Books

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1505  W 1st Ave
Broomfield CO 80020

Broomfield's Only Independent Book Shop! 27,476 books in stock!

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News and blogidge Book News

June 1

Self-Actualization Sundays: A Book List Curated by Coyote Ridge Books
Anyone’s list of transformative books will be highly individual, informed by their taste and personality. But a common thread of great books seems to be that we are taught indirectly through shocks in understanding.

We’ve included all different types of books, old, new, fiction and non.

A note: we do not recommend magical thinking unless tempered by realism. We often learn in negative ways, too late, and in retrospect. The truth ain’t often super pretty, but getting over needing it to be, is priceless.

Read it here on our Book Driver blog

April 13, 2018 

13 best sustainable bookstores in Denver

2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for bookstores as new stores sprout up and old ones such as Tattered Cover and Where the books Go in Evergreen find new owners. Here is out list of the 13 best sustainable bookstore in Denver. By sustainable it may mean that there central mission is recycling books OR bookstores who have a central business which will last for a long time. 

Emily wrote the article and it's awesome of course. Emily wrote the article and it's awesome of course.

March 23, 2018 

This post is part of a series celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of Coyote Ridge. 

Coyote Ridge and the Death of the Bookstore

Bookstores will be extinct by the end of the 20th century, they said.

"This is a silly type of store to open nowadays. Retail’s dead.” 

Well, we’re still watching and waiting.

I’m sticking with the stubborn holdouts who squinting, try to see and make an alternate future.

Read the rest 

July 7, 2017

On Sundays in July, books will be $2. We have a lot of inventory we want to clear out and a used book sale that's comparable to library book sales and thrift store used book sales seems warranted. Most of the books are from the past year. Learn more.

April 27, 2017 - Denver, Colo.

For the April summer camp of National Novel Writing groups, Coyote Ridge's publishing side decided to write a book and we ended up meeting authors from all over the world in our cabin.  The word goal of 30,000 for the month was met, which is a good feeling. 30,327 words and three days early. The next one will be in July. 

Very good book also. The Dao of Zenith-guy starts religion as a scam and is surprised by the accuracy of his bs prophecy.  I'll be running it on Royal Road as a web novel. 

Coyote Ridge Books would like to hear from published authors working on their third or later books as we have some innovative ways to promote fiction authors' career and books. Career building as an author if fun, IMHO. Thanks for everyone who helped in the writing, story creation and editing.  Matt 

March 31, 2017 -  In anticipation of his reading at the store on April 8th, 2017, we caught up with Colorado author K.L. Kemp for a Q & A about his latest book and what else he's working on. Read interview here.

March 22, 2017 - We are hosting an author reading and book signing on Saturday, April 8th with noted Colorado author, K.L. Kemp who will be signing his latest novel, "The Red Granite Confessional." Get the details.

March 1, 2017 - Top requested books now in stock including The Circle by Dave Eggers, White Teeth by Zadie Smith and many more. Read post. 

December 20th, 2016 - Once a month we'll be updating books that have been requested and are now in stock. We find that requests are also an excellent way to build recommendations as what your neighbor's are reading is usually a good indicator of a great book. 

Top Requested Books - December 2016.

October 26, 2016 - Broomfield's 2016 choice for One Book One Broomfield is "Grandma Gatewood's Walk" by Ben Montgomery and published by Chicago Review Press. While I wasn't sure if it was the most reflective choice for the Broomfield community, I was blown a way by how compelling her story and Montgomery's writing was and I came to see why the themes of pioneer spirit, reverence for nature and taking small steps to achieve big results results, appealed to the selection committee. Read Matt's full review

September 29, 2016 -  Part of our video blog series, Matt talks about the book store of the future and what it might be like, why there's never a bad day at a book store and quotes "Walden", from memory. Check out the 3 minute video which also includes an edited text transcript. Watch and read.

September 15, 2016 - There are a lot of favorite book stores out there but, don't they all share the ability to take you away from it all? Whether they are on main street or a back street, large or small, dusty or sleek, the truth is choosing a favorite used book store is like choosing a favorite child. Matt explains his feelings on this in text and with a short Youtube video. Read the full post.

A book store takes you away from it all (just like a book does). 

September 2, 2016 - Our trading policy emphasizes creating a sustainable used book store that mainly sells books. Here is a look at the different book trading approaches and why I think our works well for a store focused on books. 

How Book Trade-in Systems Work  

August 15, 2016 -  We have just published an update about the past and the future of Coyote Ridge through the lens of its role as the community bookstore of Broomfield. Thanks for all the feedback that went into it. - Matt 

Why Used Book Stores Matter to Broomfield - August 15, 2016

August 1, 2016 

We now a FREE book community table to help promote reading throughout Broomfield. The fact is we get tons of great books (literally tons) and only a portion are what we look for in our curation standards. So you'll see a free table at the front of the store. Customers are welcome to take as many books as they want and we only ask that you tell your friends who love books about this new innovation. 

On the customer front, we have been busy this summer and we get such great people into the store. One of our customers is reading every Pulitzer Prize winner this year and we also had a bride taking some of the free books to incorporate into her wedding! Whatever your book needs, we can usually help. 

We are constantly adding and changing our inventory. Come check us out. The July Buy 2 Get One Free was a huge success and I'm sure that special will be back before 2016 is over. 

However I just got the emails for school registration for my kids so it must be time for a Back to School Sale. Here is what we are doing 

Teachers get 50% any book purchases through August 30 2016. Also we are clearing out our former stock room which will be the new fiction room starting in September. So any book in that room is $4. 

We have also seeded the entire store with $4 books,  most of which are usually priced $8 to $20.

Finally if you spend $25 we'll give you a $10 gift certificate. Sounds fun!

We are running different specials on our Yelp profile all month long including a get $40 worth of books for $19. More offers will follow on Yelp.


If you haven't been to our NEW location PLEASE come check us out. Just a few blocks away. Hiding behind Sil-Terhar Mazda, 1 block North of 120th Ave/Hwy 287 and a block East of Chipper's Lanes Bowling. We are in the old Post Office, a brick building with an easy to spot flagpole.

The store has a working vault, from it's days as a post office we think although a long time Coyote Ridge Books customer said it may have been a bank. It was a landscaping supply company.

One thing customers say about the new location is that it's big or huge for a used
bookstore and that is true. I estimate the median average is about 1500 sq. feet and ours has 2200 sq feet roughly or nearly 50% more selling and storage space.



Coyote Ridge books was voted #8 by Denver A-List Voters for Denver's Best Bookstore. A Top 10 finish is pretty good. Thanks to our loyal customers for taking the time to vote for us.

March Update


February Update -

We have been in our NEW location for a couple of months and are still settling in.
Our new layout is a lot of fun, separate rooms for different types of books.
Lots of parking and easy access.
We still have about 80,000 books at great prices.
Come see us.