Friday, December 7th @ 5:30 pm—8:30 pm DEALS ALL DAY

at Maria's Bookshop

Local Children's Authors Kate Siber & Anna Swain

Noel Night

To celebrate Noel Night, Durango's annual Christmas party, local children’s book authors Kate Siber and Anna Swain will be at Maria’s Bookshop to meet and greet their readers, introduce passerbys and customers to their work, and sign their books. All day leading up to the event, customers can enjoy the fun of rolling the famed Noel night die at the counter to recieve 5% to 20% off their entire purchase. Expect cold weather, a lively night, and some candy.


Sunday, January 20th @ 6:30 pm

at Maria's Bookshop

The Bookshop Band

Live Music

Maria's Bookshop is ecstatic to host The Bookshop Band, a music duo that writes songs inspired by books and plays them in bookshops. They started as a collaboration between a group of musicians in Bath, England, and their local independent bookshop, Mr B's Emporium. Now they are on tour, sponsored by Vintage Books and Independent Booksellers Week, visiting bookshops and lit fests.


Tuesday, January 29th @ 6:30 pm

at Backcountry Experience

Bruce Tremper

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

Director of the Utah Avalanche Center for nearly three decades, acclaimed author of "Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain" and "Avalanche Essentials," and wilderness adventure photographer Bruce Tremper is coming to Backcountry Experience this January to discuss avalanche safety and awareness. 

First published in 2001, "Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain" has since become one of the top must-reads for all backcountry travelers. Backcountry Experience will host this event, and Maria's Bookshop is excited to join them and provide books for attendees to get signed and take home. Leland House & Rochester Hotel is also generously sponsoring the event by providing our guest's accommodation.


Event Date and Time TBD

at Maria's Bookshop

Luke Mehall

The Desert Book Launch

Maria’s Bookshop will host an extra special book event celebrating the release of The Desert, Luke Mehall’s fifth and final book in his dirtbag climbing series. A follow up to American Climber, his 2016 memoir, The Desert will recount some 20 years of climbing and the internal and external journeys along the way. 

Following his first experience in the desert—a visit to Indian Creek in 1999—the author’s passion for first ascents with his best friends fuels his desire to get to know the area in an intimate way. During this transformation, the Bears Ears National Monument is created by the Obama administration and then dismantled by the Trump administration. While the final decision by the courts is awaited, Mehall contemplates the importance of public lands for the soul of America. The Desert is a definitive, independently published account of a dirtbag climber searching for love, passion, fresh air, and, ultimately an escape from the electronic hyper-connectedness of the modern world. 


Luke Mehall (right) photo by McCarson Jones


All our events can also be found on our Facebook page 

All events are subject to change or cancellation


Maria's Bookshop

960 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301


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