Capitol Hill Books: Official online source of Phil Goodstein’s Denver history books.

Phil’s latest is a history of Denver’s great Park Hill neighborhood

Capitol Hill Books is proud to be the official online source of Phil Goodstein’s marvelous books on Denver history.

From the “Spirits of South Broadway” to the “Ghosts of Capitol Hill,” Phil’s books describe the in-depth history of the city from the bottom up. He explores not just the rich and powerful, but also Denver’s crime, corruption and all of its glorious “Seamy side.”

Phil is Denver’s foremost historian and is famous for his vivid walking tours of Denver’s neighborhoods. His books offer a in-depth look at those neighborhoods, showing their history based on the experiences of the real people who live and work there.

His latest book is Park Hill Promise: Quest for an Idyllic Denver Neighborhood, an examination of the very neighborhood where Phil was raised. Phil elucidates residents’ quest to make the “perfect” Denver neighborhood of beautiful parkways, majestic homes and racial and ethnic integration free of strife. The book details the successes and failures of that ideal. Of course, Park Hill Promise also traces the general history of the neighborhood from its beginnings as a land claim staked by an eccentric German baron to its current status as a neighborhood trying to bridge together diverse racial and ethnic groups into one community.

Capitol Hill Books carries several of Goodstein’s other titles including his popular 2011 book about Denver’s North Side. You can easily search for his books on our web site here. Simply type “Phil Goodstein” into the search box and choose “Author” in the drop-down box marked “Search by.”

From there, you can order books directly from our web site. A friendly Capitol Hill Books representative will contact you via phone or e-mail where we can arrange an in-store pick up of the book or ship the book to you almost anywhere in the United States for a minimal shipping fee.

Of course, you can always call us at 303-837-0700 to order Phil’s books from us directly over the phone.

Are you ready to delve into Denver’s weird and fascinating history? Look no further than the books of Phil Goodstein, available online at

For information about Phil’s educational walking tours please visit his tour web site.

3 thoughts on “Capitol Hill Books: Official online source of Phil Goodstein’s Denver history books.

  • I am a wine and spirits distributor in CO with Republic National Distributing Company. I was recently in Champagne in France and discovered a link between Charles Heidseick ( the Champage producer) and Denver in the 1860’s. Apparently he had agents here selling Champagne and was compensated with property in Denver. We have some detail, mostly in French. We are hoping to do a promotional tie-in with the opening of Union Station. Would you happen to know anything about Heidseick or Bayaud? Thank you for any info you might have. Perhaps we might collaborate on this project.

  • I recently got interested in Phil Goodstein’s books. I would like to buy an ebook version.
    Are there any plans to offer Phil’s books in ebook format? Perhaps in a set? That
    would be marvelous.


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