Thursday 4 March 2021 @ 6:00 p.m. MST

Join the CSU Extension in SW Colorado for:  Future Garden Favorites: Native Plants
with Jennifer Bousselot, PH.D, Colorado State University
Link to register


Call Maria's Bookshop at 970-247-1438 or visit us to buy your copy of these titles for the talk. 

Click here to check out "Trees and Shrubs of New Mexico" which will also be featured in the discussion. 

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Wednesday 24 March 2021 @ 4 p.m. MST

Join Fort Lewis College in partnership with the Center for Southwest Studies, The Native American Indigenous Studies Department and Maria's Bookshop

In discussion with Authors Jim Kristofic and Edison Eskeet about their new book "Send a Runner" 

On Zoom: Details to Come

The Navajo tribe, the Din , are the largest tribe in the United States and live across the American Southwest. But over a century ago, they were nearly wiped out by the Long Walk, a forced removal of most of the Din people to a military-controlled reservation in New Mexico. The summer of 2018 marked the 150th anniversary of the Navajo's return to their homelands. One Navajo family and their community decided to honor that return. Edison Eskeets and his family organized a ceremonial run from Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, to Santa F , New Mexico, in order to deliver a message and to honor the survivors of the Long Walk.

Both exhilarating and punishing, Send A Runner tells the story of a Navajo family using the power of running to honor their ancestors and the power of history to explain why the Long Walk happened. From these forces, they might also seek the vision of how the Din --their people--will have a future.

Thursday 15 April 2021 @ 6:30 p.m. MST

Anne Hillerman - Stargazer: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel 

On Zoom: Details to come

Join us as we celebrate the release of Anne Hillerman's newest novel, Stargazer

"Murder, deception, Navajo tradition, and the stars collide in this enthralling entry in New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman’s Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series, set amid the beautiful landscape of the American Southwest."

Tuesday 20 April 2021 @ 7 p.m. MST

Luke Mehall presents the Climbing Zine - Issue 20!

On Zoom and Facebook Live: Details to Come

11 May 2021 @  6:30 p.m. MST

Join us with Mountain Studies Institute 
In Discussion with: Anne MacKinnon - 

Public Waters: Lessons From Wyoming for the American West

On Zoom and Facebook Live: Details to Come

Wyoming's colorful story of water management illuminates the powerful forces that impact water use in the rural American West. The state's rich history of managing this valuable natural resource provides insights and lessons for the twenty-first-century American West as it faces drought and climate change. Public Waters shows how, as popular hopes and dreams meet tough terrain, a central idea that has historically structured water management can guide water policy for Western states today.

20 May 2021 @  6:30 p.m. MST

Discussion with: Kathryn Wilder - Desert Chrome

On Zoom and Facebook Live: Details to Come 


Kathryn Wilder's powerful story of grief, motherhood, and return to the desert entwines with the story of America's mustangs as Wilder makes a home on the Colorado Plateau, her property bordering a mustang herd. Desert Chrome illuminates these controversial creatures--their complex history in the Americas, their powerful presence on the landscape, and ways to help both horses and habitats stay wild in the arid West--and celebrates the animal nature in us all.


Bill Plotkin - The Journey of Soul Initiation

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Kaya McLaren - What's Worth Keeping

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Danielle Geller - Dog Flowers

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JP Gritton - Wyoming

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John Peel - Hiking Trails of Southwestern Colorado, 5th Edition

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 John presented this latest edition of his hiking guide (which includes 12 new hikes!), sharing how it came to be, tips and timely trail info, as well as some photos and maps from a couple of favorites in the book.





Makenna Goodman - The Shame

Interviewed by author Julie Buntin - Marlena

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Scott Graham - Mesa Verde Victim

In Conversation with Kyle Bocinsky from Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

watch the conversation here.

Margaret Mizushima - Hanging Falls & Vicky Ramakka - The Cactus Plot

Colorado/Southwest Mysteries

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Kayla Shaggy and Keith Jim


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Climate change discussion with Laura Paskus and Mountain Studies Institute

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Romance Discussion with Lauren Connolly and Rhenna St. Clair

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Mandy Mikulencak interviews Micki (M.E.) Browning about her new Mystery Series set in Colorado!

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