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Located in the Blue Victorian at 221 East Main St. Aspen CO, 81611

Explore Booksellers, a favorite destination for visitors and locals alike, has been an institution in the Aspen community for nearly 50 years. More than a bookstore, Explore is an intellectual gathering place that embodies the Aspen spirit - where books, ideas and the free-flowing conversation they initiate are part of the environment.

Our buyers curate a large collection of books that reflect the Body, Mind, and Spirit ethos that makes Aspen so special, including robust literature, biography, history and politics, nature and science, and self-help sections. We also offer a wide array of regional books, books by local authors, an entire room dedicated to children’s literature, and a fantastic array of other items such as cards, journals, and gifts.

Explore Booksellers is owned by a non-profit organization in the Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations in 30 states committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change.  Part of our mission is to serve the Aspen community by hosting free literary events with local and visiting authors, educational events and workshops with a variety of speakers, round table discussions, and other programming with thought-leaders of the day.

We would like to extend our utmost gratitude to the Aspen Community, as well as the Roaring Fork Valley, for its years of faithful support. We also thank our loyal visitors who support Explore Booksellers each time they visit Aspen. We feel honored to be embraced by such a wonderful and international group of book-lovers.  

 

Remember, Wherever you are in the world, it’s always good to Explore.