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Great Home-Grown Talent!

26 Years Experience

Books Are Awesome believes in supporting our local talent. You’ll find many wonderful local authors’ books in our store – see below for some of the great titles we carry.

Summer Club Staff Pick
Summer Club
Katherine Dean Mazerov

Journalist-turned-stay-at-home-mom Lydia Phillips is pushed to max as president of the rundown Meadow Glen Swim and Tennis Club - the petty complaining, mishaps and messes, power plays, parent drama and a lawsuit that co. . .

Fiction Can Be Murder Staff Pick
Fiction Can Be Murder
Becky Clark

This mystery revolves around "Charlee" a mystery writer whose imagination comes to life when her agent is found dead exactly as written in her unpublished manuscript. Fiction Can Be Murder will keep you in suspense unti. . .

Puzzling Ink Staff Pick
Puzzling Ink
Becky Clark

1 DOWN: DEATH BY HOMICIDE Quinn Carr wishes her life could be more like a crossword puzzle: neat, orderly, and perfectly arranged. At least her passion for puzzles, flair for words--and mild case of OCD--have landed . . .

Forger's Forgery Staff Pick
Forger's Forgery
Clay G. Small

Fictional characters within a plot blending historical facts surrounding the most infamous Dutch art forger, Han van Meegeren, who was famous for forging the works of 17th century artists such as Vermeer and selling thes. . .

More Than 100% Dead Staff Pick
More Than 100% Dead
Lee Mossel

More Than !00% Dead is part of Lee Mossel's Cortlandt Scott Series. Cortlandt Scott is a geologist turned PI who helps solve Denver's biggest front page headline murder in years. As the mystery unwinds Scott has too ma. . .

Purple Hearted Man Staff Pick
Purple Hearted Man
Jack W. McDaniel

Purple Hearted Man is a well written book that is a true page turner. This book most certainly will catch a reader's attention and remind us that homelessness is a current and important issue that needs to be noticed and. . .

Prescription For Adventure Staff Pick
Prescription For Adventure
Naomi Gaede-Penner

The Prescription for Adventure book series is a group of non-fiction books that depict life — and all of its grand adventures — in Alaska, the Last Frontier. Written by Naomi Gaede-Penner, these books are told from the p. . .

Midnight at the Barclay Hotel Staff Pick
Midnight at the Barclay Hotel
Fleur Bradley

This great juvenile mystery is set in Colorado at the haunted hotel known as the Barclay Hotel. Clues abound, and JJ Jacobson, Penny and Emma are hot on the case. Young readers will love the ghost-hunting and adventure. . .

Red Menace Staff Pick
Red Menace
Jeff Kildow

"This is a flying job, pure and simple," said General McNeil to Colonel Joel Knight. "We're assigning you to the CIA for a Top Secret Compartmented mission-flying into a somewhat belligerent country undercover as a civil. . .

Mr Figgletoes Toy Emporium Staff Pick
Mr Figgletoes Toy Emporium
M J Evans

Why are children vanishing from their beds in the middle of the night? And what does the local toymaker have to do with their disappearances? Find out in the exciting children's fantasy, Mr. Figgletoes' Toy Emporium. The. . .

The Lessons of PI Staff Pick
The Lessons of PI
Nicole Musmanno

Oxford defines "Guru" as the following, (Hinduism and Buddhism) a spiritual teacher, especially one who imparts initiation, from Hindi and Punjabi, from Sanskrit guru 'weighty, grave' (compare with Latin gravis), hence '. . .

Isle of the Dark Staff Pick
Isle of the Dark
Rina Brown

A nation divided must come together when the Datsoe plague begins; a race of monsters that are impossibly hard to kill. With a bite that turns any living creature into another Datsoe monster. Man must adapt to protect . . .