Top of the Town with Capitol Hill Books

Perfectly cluttered in every way.

For the second year in a row, the reader’s of 5280 Magazine have voted Capitol Hill Books as the best used bookstore in Denver. We’re proud to continue receiving awards after 30 years at our wonderful location, which as 5280 noted is “situated between a gritty stretch of Colfax and the more polished veneer of downtown.”

We’re just happy to have customers that appreciate our “Perfectly cluttered bookshelves,” and keep returning to our store even when new technologies present entirely different reading options than we can offer.

So thanks to 5280 Magazine, its readers and to our customers who continue to value books and our bookstore throughout our 30 years in business.

We’re the best used book store in Denver

5280 Magazine readers have picked Capitol Hill Books as the best used book store in Denver for 2009.

5280 Magazine readers have picked Capitol Hill Books as the best used book store in Denver for 2009.

What a pleasant surprise! 5280 Magazine came out with their Top of the Town list for 2009, and guess who the readers picked as the best used book store in Denver. That’s right, your humble Capitol Hill Books.

They noted our combination of classic used book store (dusty shelves “precariously balanced”) and digital inventory (helps bring us into the “modern era”).

I would say that most of our shelves are nailed into the wall, but I suppose they do appear a little precarious at times. Haha. But they’re totally safe! Promise. How about this, if you are crushed by a book shelf, we’ll give you 10% off your entire purchase…

The Editors’ Choice was the Denver Book Mall (32 Broadway, 303-733-3808), which really is a great store (or group of independent sellers). If you have never made it down there, be sure to check them out.

Also, if anyone else would like to give us an award, we are taking those. We can’t give trade credit for ethical reasons, but we’ll probably brag about it a bunch on our web site…