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26 Years Experience


We are a locally-owned Independent Bookstore located in Parker, Colorado.  We cater to the needs of our local community in Douglas County, Colorado.

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Thanks for the huge turn out for "HATS FOR THE HOMELESS" - we have over 60 hats and 1 blanket to be donated!  Great community support!  We still have yarn and patterns available if anyone wants to join our Saturday "Sit and Stitch A Bit" every Saturday 9am to 2pm.  Drop on in!

Check out our upcoming events for author signings and special workshops!   

  Stan Yan, a Denver based graphic artist and author, will be leading 2 workshops on Saturday 10/24/2020.  Monster Drawing Workshop for kids 8-12 at 11am - 12:30pm and Comic Strip Workshop for kids 11-15 from 1pm - 2pm.  Contact us at 303-357-8240 to reserve your spot as space is filling up fast!

  M J Evans, author of "Mr. Figgletoes' Toy Emporium" will be in store on 10/25/2020 from 1pm to 3pm to sign and discuss her book.  This enchanting children's fantasy includes a witch, magic, and a toy maker.




  Nicole A. Musmanno, author of "The Lessons of PI" will be in store on 11/7/2020 from 1pm to 3pm to sign and discuss her book.  This book is her journey following Pika's departure from this World and on to the next.   

One of our great local authors, Becky Clark, is launching her new book, "Puzzling Ink" from our store!  Be sure to email us to place your pre-order to receive 10% off and get a chance to win some SWAG!




Books Are Awesome is taking every step possible to ensure safety among our customers during these times.  Our hours are 9am to 6pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday).  9am - 8pm on Wednesday and 11am to 6pm Sundays.  You are welcome to come in and browse and we are happy to provide curb side service as well.  For curb side please call us at 303-357-8240.


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We appreciate your business and thank all of our wonderful friends and customers for your support!




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Sit N Stitch A Bit
TIME OF EVENT: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Every Saturday we host “Sit N Stitch A Bit” craft time in store 9am to 2pm. . . . Learn more »

21 October 2020
Classic Literature Book Club
TIME OF EVENT: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Classic Literature Book Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Come on in a join us. It's free to join and participate. . . . Learn more »

24 October 2020
Monster Drawing with Stan Yan
TIME OF EVENT: 11:00am - 12:20 pm

Get your scary on!!! Stan Yan will be leading a monster drawing workshop for kids 8 to 12 years old. Stan is a Denver based graphic artist and author of "There's a Zombie in the Basement". Please call us to reserve your spot at 303-357-8240. Materials will be supplied in store. FREE!! . . . Learn more »

24 October 2020
Comic Strip Workshop with Stan Yan
TIME OF EVENT: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Denver artist Stan Yan will be leading the Comic Strip Workshop for kids 11 to 15 years old. Stan is an illustrator and caricature artist and has several books and graphic novels to his credit. Supplies will be provided. Please call us to reserve your spot at 303-357-8240. FREE!! . . . Learn more »


Autographed Copies

Autographed booksWe have a great section of autographed copies of books. Looking for a great gift, or a collector’s item? We have books from local authors and writer’s you know well. Stop in a search the collection. Click to view some of the books we have on hand.



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Gift Cards

Gift CardsNot sure what to give as a gift? Our Gift Cards are good any time and come in $20, $30, $50 and $100 amounts.

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More Than Just Books

We serve the areas of Parker, Centennial, Castle Rock, Elizabeth, Franktown and metro Denver, Colorado. Our inventory includes a variety of products. Check in store or call us to learn how we can help.

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