11 May 2021 @  7 p.m. MST

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

Public Waters: Lessons From Wyoming for the American West

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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.

Sunday, May 16th @ 11AM Mountain Time REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join the renowned Dr. Jane Goodall and New York Times bestselling author Peter Wohlleben for an uplifting conversation about the natural world, in celebration of Wohlleben’s new book "The Heartbeat of Trees" (June 1). Moderated by Donna Seaman. 

Maria's Bookshop joins Books & Books and bookstores across the country for this exclusive conversation and book launch. 

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18 May 2021 @  6:30 p.m. Mountain time REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join Maria's Bookshop in partnership with Back of Beyond in Moab and Between the Covers in Telluride as we Celebrate the publication of Daniel Barbarisi's Chasing the Thrill! 

This is a full-throttle, first-person account of the treasure hunt created by eccentric millionaire art dealer–and, some would say, robber baron–Forrest Fenn that became the stuff of contemporary legend. 

This event does require registration. Follow the link below to register, and we'll send you the event link as the date gets closer. 


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

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Luke Mehall presents the Climbing Zine - Issue 20!

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A Conversation with Contributors to 
The Din
é Reader

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Discussion with Christina Erteszek and Mandy Mikulencak 

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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

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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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