HOURS: Open Daily, 10AM-5PM | PHONE: 970.363.7042


Kids' Storytime

Reading is fun and essential for our young ones’ growth and development. Check our event calendar for upcoming storytime readings.

Meet the Author

Discover local and regional authors, authors will answer questions about their books and provide details about their book and their overall writing experience.

Book Club

A lively and safe space filled with intelligent discussion and friendship focused on a monthly book club pick.

Creative Writing Course

Beginners welcome, no experience needed. Courses available for those who want to write or have a story they want to tell. More details to come.

Discover us


Mountain Shire: Books & Gifts is a warm and cozy independent bookstore filled with a wide variety of books and unique gifts to choose from. The three main book sections of the Shire are Regional / Local Interest, Fiction, and Children’s. Each section welcomes you to linger and check out books in the comfort of chairs and benches.

Find us at the Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park, Colorado. We welcome book lovers from all around the world especially, our local literary enthusiasts from Granby, Kremmling, Fraser, Grand Lake, Tabernash, Empire, Idaho Springs, and Denver.


The Mountain Shire is a book haven, a wealth of enrichment and inspiration promoting literary and artistic growth for readers of all ages. Reading is marvelous and powerful and we will work to foster a community of readers of all ages who will preserve and pass down, from generation to generation, their appreciation, love, and power of the written word.


Our community bookstore is a place where readers can gather to shut out the noise and complexities of life. A place where readers will enjoy browsing stacks of books, researching new trails, attending book clubs, discovering new genres, perusing recipe books, and more. At the Shire, all will be encouraged to rise to meet the unexpected, to explore the unknown, and to grow as individuals and valued community members.

Shop Books

We have an online store! I am thrilled to share the love and wonder of reading with you and hope you will peruse the wide variety of books and games available for all ages.

Shop Audiobooks

Prefer to listen to your books, no problem! Shop our audiobooks available online.

notes from our visitors


Fun, little bookstore. Has a good variety too. Mostly has biographies, nonfiction reads, and YA novels. There's also a cool kids area too.

Christopher C. , local guide

Best little gem in Winter Park. Super cute store that is set up so well, loveeee the kids section and the occasional story time. If they don't have a book you are looking for, they can order it for you. Great addition to town for locals and visitors.

Rebecca R. , local guide

Great bookstore with an amazing selection. Miriam is the best! She's put books aside for me and is always up for a book chat.

Kelsey F. , local guide

Great little book store with more than books, many cute curiosities. The atmosphere is very cozy and the owner is very nice. There is delicious hot coffee too!

Mariana A. , visitor

I have twins and they are eight years old and we found the two cutest books. The author was Jana Vandelaar. They are the best two little children’s books. My kids want me to read them over and over.

Carol B. , visitor

Cozy and cheerful independent bookstore with a fabulous collection of books. The owner is super knowledgeable and happy to help you find a book or gift you love. Funny stickers! Trail maps! Children's section is wonderful! Check it out!

Sheryl M. , local guide

10 stars!

Jameson , local guide

Talked to the owner who mentioned they had only been open 2 months. WOW. Lovely space, well appointed, excellent selection of and superb taste in books. Journals, candles, and knick knacks that you’d actually want to buy. Wish we could have spent more time here—a hidden gem!

Paul P. , visitor

Surprisingly broad, well-curated collection of books in a limited space. Enjoyed chatting with the owner. Didn’t get a chance to try the coffee or scones.

Daniel A. , visitor

Great taste in books and a fantastic store.

Mike C. , visitor

What a fantastic store! Winter Park is so lucky to have a local bookstore with such a friendly and caring owner.

Adam H. , visitor

A great place!!! A beautiful location and a great selection!

Ryan M. , local guide