Time for Summer Reading!

The “Staff Recommends” shelf is a great place to look during any visit to Capitol Hill Books

For a lot of the year, you’re too busy to read. There’s all that work you’ve got to do. Kids are in school and need help with their homework. All those short, cold days of winter mean less time for the fun things in life.

But then summer comes around, and time opens up. You have a bunch of unused vacation time. Kids are out of school and playing outside. The days are long and warm and beckon you to do the things you really enjoy. That’s why summer is such a good time to read. You finally have the time to pick up a good book. But which one to read?

Capitol Hill Books is a great place to ask that question. The staff are all book lovers just like you. They can suggest books for almost any taste or interest. Whether you like a science-fiction adventure, a piece of classic literature or a page-turning biography, the staff at Capitol Hill Books can help you find exactly which book would be perfect for your summer reading.

The low prices at Capitol Hill Books mean you can get that perfect read for a lower cost. And no bookstore in Denver has a larger searchable database of used books. So if you’re looking for something specific, or just looking for just something good, Capitol Hill Books and its staff of book connoisseurs will be there to help.

Lonely Planet 2013!

Yep..we’re in the book!


Yep. We are once again in the latest Lonely Planet guidebooks for Colorado. They even sent us this cool new online decal to prove it!

We’re so close to the Colorado State Capitol Building and Downtown Denver that we get a lot of tourists appreciating our bookstore an our wide selections of magnets, postcards and other souvenirs. And of course we still carry thousands of books for your reading pleasure. An affordable used paperback is better than an expensive Kindle any day if you ask us.

Thanks for your continued support and to Lonely Planet for our inclusion in their awesome guidebooks. Please check us out on your next visit to Denver. We’re the awesome store across the street from the Colorado Capitol Building.

Teacher Discounts

Teachers get more than just an apple at Capitol Hill Books.

The staff at Capitol Hill Books are all avid readers. And many of us have great teachers to thank for inspiring our love of reading. I remember my third-grade teacher who purchased Goosebump books for me to read and I gobbled them up like delicious candy. Then she told me about some other good books by authors like Madeline L’Engle and C.S. Lewis and Norton Juster. I became a lifelong reader through her influence.

So we at Capitol Hill Books like to thank teachers by offering them a 10 percent discount on used books for their classrooms. Just let us know you are a teacher and show us your school ID for the discount. Our books are already quite affordable (Many of our children’s chapter books are only around $3 to $4.), but we like to extend an additional discount to encourage teachers that inspire their students to engage in a lifelong appreciation for books. Thanks Mrs. Shelton, wherever you are.
 

In good company in Lonely Planet

The Lonely Planet sticker in our front window.


Tucked away on the 91st page of Lonely Planet: Colorado is a listing for what sounds like a pretty sweet Denver business. It has “retained the rare magic of a real bookshop” That magic presumably enhanced by threadbare rugs, creaky floors and cardboard cutouts of dead celebrities.

The store is of course Capitol Hill Books. And we are proud to be included among many of Denver’s top independent businesses in the latest edition of Lonely Planet: Colorado.

We’re especially happy that Lonely Planet has given attention to our “staff of book lovers..quick with helpful suggestions.”

With our location across from the Colorado State Capitol, our bookstore has long attracted tourists from across the country and around the globe. We’re very grateful to Lonely Planet and our customers for continuing to support our independent business. Whether you are from Denver or Dublin or Dubai, we have a book here at our store waiting for one of our staff to recommend to you.