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!
Mary & Robin