Thursday, June 20@ 10 am - FAMILY FRIENDLY!

Maria's Bookshop

Rebecca & Jeff Hutchinson

Illustrated by Marcela Stormesan Bravo

I Am Mother Earth reading & book signing

Follow a child's discovery of how the earth and humans can exist in harmony. The story promotes adventure, acceptance and good earth stewardship. Eco-friendly. Rebecca and Jeffrey moved to Durango, Colorado in January 2018 and wasted no time in integrating themselves into the Four Corners community.   Previously, the Hutchinsons lived for 30 years in West Columbia, a small Texas community on the Gulf Coast.  They formed strong bonds there while owning three small Texas weekly newspapers. Read more about the inspiration for "I Am Mother Earth" and their connection with the illustrator HERE.




Tuesday, June 25 @ 6:30 pm 

at Maria's Bookshop 

Jennie Dear 

What Does It Feel Like to Die?: Inspiring New Insights into the Experience of Dying 

Jennie Dear, a former journalist and associate professor of English, is a writer in Durango, Colorado. Dear received her undergraduate degree in the history of ideas from Williams College, and reported for small-town newspapers in Tennessee, Kentucky, and New Zealand. As a long-time hospice volunteer, Jennie Dear has helped countless patients, families, and caregivers cope with the many challenges of the dying process. Inspired by her own personal journey with her mother’s long-term illness, Dear demystifies the experience of dying for everyone whose lives it touches. She spoke to doctors, nurses, and caregivers, as well as families, friends, and the patients themselves. The result is a brilliantly researched, eye-opening account that combines the latest medical findings with sensitive human insights to offer real emotional support and answers to some of the questions that affect us all.


Thursday, June 27@ 6:30 pm 

at Pine Needle Dry Goods, 858 Main Avenue 

Gerry Roach

Colorado Thirteeners 

The long-awaited new release of Colorado Thirteeners is coming just in time for alpine season! And, thirteeners are the perfect focus in a year that might make a bucket list of fourteeners a bit tricky. The author, Gerry Roach, moved to Boulder Colorado as a lad in 1954, and started climbing rocks and mountains shortly thereafter. Over six decades later, he continues pursuing his mountaineering passion with all the energy he can muster. An indispensable guide for both experienced and causal climbers interested in the "Centennial Thirteeners". Although climbing Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks has become increasingly popular in recent years for both state natives and visitors, many of the best climbs in the state are actually 13,000-foot peaks. With an even mix of hikes, scrambles, and climbs, as well as an average of almost four routes per peak, there is something for everyone in Colorado's Thirteeners. 



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All events are subject to change or cancellation


Maria's Bookshop

960 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301


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