Sunday, May 4, 2008

And On To Colorado!


Welcome to MARIA'S BOOKSHOP, in Durango, Colorado, recommended to us
by our reader Marisa.

"A full-service general bookstore, Maria's Bookshop carries an inventory of nearly 40,000 books on custom-made wooden bookshelves in 2200 square feet of retail space. Antique snowshoes, skies, and sleds as well as some beautiful work by local artists hang from our walls. We have a staff of fourteen dedicated booksellers, and a large and loyal clientele from the local community of about 45,000. Maria's Bookshop sponsors 85 active book clubs, hosts dozens of special events a year, and helps support several local non-profit organizations. We are proud to be a long-standing community resource!"

Andrea Avantaggio and Peter Schertz are co-owners of the bookshop, and along with their two children, Evan and Lydia, are longtime Durango residents, avid unicyclists and champions for their local community.

I have a crush on Maria's Bookshop, especially the canoe hanging from the ceiling! Next time you're in Durango, friends, stop on by and say hello to Andrea and Peter.

Congrats on 24 years in business, Andrea and Peter!
960 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
Tel: 970-247-1438
Fax: 970-247-5916

Mary & Robin
Shrinking Violets


1 comment:

TadMack said...

What a great picture!!! I'm loving the rocking horse (or standing horse), and the canoe hanging from the ceiling. How very Colorado! And how exciting that it's been in biz for so many years. Gives me hope for the rest!! This place IS cool!