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Your Neighborhood Bookstore Located near the base of Pikes Peak in southwestern Colorado Springs

Welcome To Books For You

Fine Quality Used Books:
Over 55,000 books. ALL ON SALE! 40% OFF!
OPEN Presidents Day 10-5

Our RETIREMENT SALE continues. ALL USED BOOKS NOW 40% OFF. New items 30% off.

After more than 34 years, Gretchen is retiring and closing the store. It has been in the same location at 1737 S. 8th street for her entire ownership, and Gretchen wishes to thank the many, many customers and friends who have made it a success. It has been a pleasure to be part of the Ivywild and Broadmoor Neighborhoods for such a long time.

All books, other inventory , and furnishings are on sale. Sales will continue until the store closes for good in mid March.

Gretchen and her staff wish to thank everyone for their continued patronage.

Our emphasis is readership fiction, but we have a great selection of Colorado and western history books, lots of vintage books, a good military section, plus art, crafts, new age, religions, and lots more.

We are no longer taking in books for trade. Thank you for your consideration.

Featured Books

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Bestseller Lists


  1. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $18.99
  2. A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $19
  3. Trust, Hernan Diaz, Riverhead Books, $17
  4. The Thursday Murder Club, Richard Osman, Penguin, $18
  5. The Midnight Library, Matt Haig, Penguin, $18
  6. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press, $17
  7. Bookshops & Bonedust, Travis Baldree, Tor, $17.99
  8. Babel, R. F. Kuang, Harper Voyager, $20
  9. Never Whistle at Night,  Shane Hawk (Ed.), Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. (Ed.), Vintage, $17
  10. The Best American Short Stories 2023, Min Jin Lee, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner Books, $18.99
  11. Mad Honey, Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Ballantine, $18
  12. A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Publishing, $19
  13. The Maid, Nita Prose, Ballantine, $18
  14. A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara, Anchor, $18
  15. Legends & Lattes, Travis Baldree, Tor, $17.99


  1. Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann, Vintage, $17
  2. Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18
  3. The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine, Rashid Khalidi, Picador, $19.99
  4. The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music, Dave Grohl, Dey Street Books, $21.99
  5. An Immense World, Ed Yong, Random House, $20
  6. All About Love: New Visions bell hooks, Morrow, $15.99
  7. The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present, Paul McCartney, Liveright, $30
  8. The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Penguin, $19
  9. The 2024 Old Farmer’s Almanac, Old Farmer’s Almanac, $9.95
  10. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir, Michelle Zauner, Vintage, $17
  11. The Song of the Cell, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $21
  12. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America, Matt Kracht, Chronicle, $15.95
  13. American Prometheus, Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin, Vintage, $25
  14. The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $19
  15. Solito: A Memoir, Javier Zamora, Hogarth, $18

Mass Market

  1. 1984, George Orwell, Signet, $9.99
  2. Dune, Frank Herbert, Ace, $10.99
  3. The Boys from Biloxi, John Grisham, Vintage, $10.99
  4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99
  5. Good Omens Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Morrow, $9.99
  6. A Haunting in Venice, Agatha Christie, Morrow, $9.99
  7. Reacher: Bad Luck and Trouble, Lee Child, Dell, $9.99
  8. The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $10.99
  9. Just After Sunset: Stories, Stephen King, Pocket, $10.99
  10. Mistborn: The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $10.99


Rankings according to the Indie Bestseller List, and based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide during the week ended 12.10.2023 Produced by the American Booksellers Association.