The Book Nook
 Best Quality & Selection of Used Books in the Upper Arkansas Valley

Our current 2020 Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10-3.

Greetings ~ During this unusual time of uncertainty we provide books to uplift the mind and spirit, and games, puzzles, toys, and activity books promote family togetherness as well as mental sanity for house-bound kids and everyone around them!

For orders or information, please call 719-395-6868 or email us at

Our online inventory reflects our non-fiction books and many, but not all, of our fiction, toys, games, and youth materials.

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BROWSE HERE for an idea of what we have for children and youth to help during this social quarantine time:

$3 Books in Mystery, SciFi, Historical Fiction, Romance, Western Fiction, General Fiction, History, & other non-fiction categories.

JIGSAW PUZZLES:  Preschool through adult, high-quality (not flimsy)

 Our jigsaw selection is growing by the week. Here's a sampling of what's in the store today:

Ravensburger 35pc,100pc, & 300pc puzzles for kids, in themes of dinosaurs, dancers, under the sea (these "glitter"), & children of the world.

Floor Puzzles: a sweet "Princess Fairyland" (60pc); Building Site & Dinosaur themes (48pc);

60pc Family Puzzles (cat theme) that combine 40 small pieces & 20 pieces to make the whole (isn't that a clever idea -- everybody gets to contribute!);

500/750/1000pc jigsaws with themes such as birds, cats, nature, fantasy, art, Americana, places, people, things.

For the very young, we have some wooden/numbers/alphabet/nursery rhyme puzzles.

Science Labs (Dr. Eureka & others)
Craft kits & supplies: sew, bead, paint, stamp, finger paint, draw, color, cook, garden, make music
STEM explore kits & activity books
Magic School Bus discovery kits
Math bingo
Journals for kids & teens
Jigsaw puzzles
Magnet kits
Scratch & Sketch
Paint with water, color/paint by #
Water Wow reusable paint with water
Sticker books galore
Paper dolls
Wooden magnetic dress-up dolls
Rock/Mineral science kits
Trains, trucks, cars, boats, planes, submarines, machines for tots
Miscellaneous gadgets & toys
Gel pens, crayons, colored pencils, pens, fountain pens, paint brushes

Here's a sampling of the Activity Books we have, for pre-schoolers to teens/adults:

Dot to Dot
Mazes & puzzles
Riddle & Joke books
Search & Find
Highlights Hidden Pictures
Coloring books, including color by number
Mixed activities books
Word Search
Thumb print drawing
Learn to draw/make comics
Learn to print/do cursive
Math learning

We Carry These Brands:

Melissa & Doug
Learning Resources
Thames & Kosmos
Think Fun
Blue Orange
Toy Science
Green Toys

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Remember that you can place an order for a specific title with us, and we'll do our best to find you an affordable, good quality copy.

We're located at 127 S. San Juan, Buena Vista, Colorado. (3 blocks west of main stoplight, 1 block south of Main St.) 

Find us on Facebook & Twitter at thebooknookbv.

We hope to hear from you soon!  Be safe, be well, create joy. Namaste.

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Used, new, & vintage books in all genres
DK Publisher early readers
Educational toys
Hobbit Hole play area for youngsters
Exploratory science books and kits
Art supplies
Journals for teens & adults
Adult coloring books
Puzzles & games for all ages
Local artisan handicrafts
Antique furniture 
Vintage treasures
Walking labyrinth (modeled after Chartres Cathedral)
Complimentary tea/coffee & homemade cookies ( & apple pie in October)

We invite you to ~~~
Sit out on the patio with a 'cuppa & a book. (In the winter, we'll have the stove lit and the lamps on.)
Snuggle into the Hobbit Hole nook for young ones.
Walk the peace labyrinth.
Explore our historical 1930's "Hobbit" cottage, with books in every room -- even the closets!
See the bathroom and porch which were once the town's ice cream shop (sorry kids, no ice cream, just cookies &       chocolates.)




Toys, Art, Handicrafts, Antiques

BOOK NOOK  •  127 S. San Juan Ave  •  Buena Vista, CO 81211  •  719-395-6868