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


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Mountain Shire: Books & Gifts is an independently owned community bookstore designed with you in mind and we can’t wait to meet you! We are nestled within the Rockies in the beautiful mountain town of Winter Park, Colorado!
About the owner

By creating Mountain Shire, Miriam, is combining two of her loves – one for books and one for the gorgeous mountains of Colorado. She wants to share those loves with you. Miriam is a long-time avid book reader and lover.  Miriam firmly believes reading is an essential component of life and should have its own classification in one’s hierarchy of needs.  Growing up and to this day, she can often be found carrying a book around with her, wherever she roams.  She is thrilled to bring her love and passion for the written word to others and is excited to see what the future has in store for the Mountain Shire.

Our mission

Our mission at Mountain Shire: Books & Gifts is to promote literary and artistic growth for readers of all ages. 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. We hope you believe in our mission and will work with us to foster a community of readers.


We will be hosting a variety of community-oriented events such as monthly book clubs, author events, poetry, creative writing classes, and other readings, as well as kids storytime! We are excited to see everyone and host a safe space for the creative mind, where individuals are encouraged to seek solace within the pages and to gather with others to read, learn, research, and share their artistic abilities with one another.

Offering a wide variety of new books for readers of all ages. Our books range from adult books all the way to children’s board and activity books.


We have art supplies, puzzles, adult and children’s coloring books, toys, cards, journals, tarot cards, sketch pads and more are available for your leisure time or as gifts.


Pickup a trail map, guidebook or atlas for your next Colorado adventure.


Stop by and check out our delightful soaps and lotions made in Colorado with all natural products using renewable energy.