Wednesday, April 24th @ 6:00 pm

Pine Needle Mountaineering-Dry Goods

858 Main Avenue, Durango

Rebecca Robinson & Stephen Strom 

Voices from Bears Ears: Seeking Common Ground on Sacred Land 

Through the stories of 20 individuals, and informed by interviews with more than 70 people, Voices from Bears Ears captures the passions of those who fought to protect Bears Ears and those who opposed the monument as a federal “land grab” that threatened to rob them of their economic future. Journalist Rebecca Robinson provides context and perspective for understanding the ongoing debate and humanizes the abstract issues at the center of the debate. Interwoven with these stories are photographs of the interviewees and the land they consider sacred by photographer Stephen E. Strom. Through word and image, Robinson and Strom allow us to both hear and see the people whose lives are intertwined with this special place.  




Thursday, May 9@ 6:30

at Maria's Bookshop

Philip Duke

The Village Book Reading & Signing

"...A terrific evocation of the battle for Crete and its aftermath...It is a moving story, a great example of how to learn history, through a well-told tale resting on excellent research." - Murray Morison, author of Time Sphere and Time Knot

We're very much looking forward to having long-time Fort Lewis College professor of anthropology and generally lovely human, Phil Duke, at Maria's Bookshop to celebrate his second novel.

We hope you'll join us for some excellent story telling, history and fun. 


Thursday, May 16th @ 6:30

at Pine Needle Dry Goods

858 Main Ave

Luke Mehall

The Desert Book Launch

Maria’s Bookshop will co-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

Tuesday, May 21 @ 6:30

at Maria's Bookshop

Scott Graham

Arches Enemy Book Launch

We always welcome the opportunity to work with local author Scott Graham, and we can't wait to celebrate the launch of Arches Enemy (the fifth book in Graham's National Park series) here at the Shop. 

"Masterfully plotted in confident prose, Arches Enemy is not only an adventurous and fascinating mystery you can't put down, it delivers important insight on ancestral cultures and their sacred lands. Only a truly gifted novelist is able to keep a reader turning pages while imparting extensive knowledge about the people, the landscape, and the park system. Scott Graham proves yet again that he is one of the finest." -Christine Carbo, author of A Sharp Solitude 


Thursday, June 13 @ 4:30pm - 6:30pm 

at El Moro Spirits & Tavern 

Blake Crouch 

Recursion Book Launch

"At once a relentless thriller and an intricate science fiction puzzle box, Recursion is a deeply felt exploration of the flashbulb moments that define us - and who we are without them." 

We hope you'll join us for a unique and intimate celebration and book signing with one of our favorite local authors. If you're worried about supplies running out or want an exclusive, first-edition version, be sure to pre order your signed copy HERE .  


Upcoming 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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