ABOUT US

 

 
HOW WE STARTED
 

We are a family operated BookStore located in Buena Vista, Colorado, about a mile from the popular Arkansas River in the Central Colorado Rockies.
Owners Owen and Kathy Lentz had former lives as an Air Force Officer and Accountant, respectively. Retirement is very rewarding as we meet folks from everywhere without having to travel!
After opening the Book Nook in late 2008 with books garnered from three family libraries, we quickly discovered that many people still appreciate shopping surrounded by books other people have read and passed on.

 
WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
 

We specialize in Quality Used Books, quality educational and fun toys, games, art supplies, regional folk art and a growing collection of vintage items. We hand-pick each book on the shelves, learning all the while what our customers want, who their favorite authors are, etc.

In addition, we order both new and used books for customers and research hard-to-find items.

The Book Nook is housed in a warm, inviting 1930's cottage with a Book Barn behind the cottage.

We want to contribute to our community's and our visitors' love of reading and joy of learning one book at a time.

We also have a passion for providing a showcase for local folk artists to display and sell their art.

 

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