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Support Explore Booksellers

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.

Explore Booksellers is owned by a non-profit organization, the Center for Public Interest Research, and 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.  

When you make a tax-deductible donation to Explore, you will be supporting our work to serve the Aspen community, as well helping your favorite local independent bookstore keep the lights on in these challenging times for all of Aspen’s small businesses.  

We hope you'll consider supporting us! You can donate via credit card below, mail a check written to Explore Booksellers to 221 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611 attn. Mo Kirk, or stop by and donate in person.   



Explore Booksellers is a project of The Center for Public Interest Research, Inc. ("The Center"), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Contributions or gifts to the Center are deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. A full description of our charitable programs and a copy of our latest financial report and a list of nonprofits to which we have made contributions in the last fiscal year are available by writing to our financial department at 294 Washington St, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, 617-747-4404. Our principal place of business is Boston, MA. MD: Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401. NJ: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973-504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT. NY: A copy of the latest annual report of this organization may be obtained from the organization or from the State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10271. WA: The Center for Public Interest Research, Inc. is registered with Washington State’s Charities Program as required by law and additional information is available by calling 800-332-4483 or visiting www.sos.wa.gov/charities. WI: A financial statement of the charitable organization disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue, and expenses for the preceding fiscal year will be provided to any person upon request.