Have you heard about the Larkspur Book Exchange? If you haven’t, you’re missing a small gem tucked away in central Larkspur in the Town Annex (9524 Spruce Mountain Road). Every Saturday (except holidays) from 10am to 2pm, it is staffed with knowledgeable volunteers who really truly love books and reading. Kids are especially welcome to the Exchange’s selection of books. Even in this digital age, reading a paper-and-ink book can still be a joy for all ages.
The Book Exchange is free and provided by the town of Larkspur. Remember, you don’t have to bring a book to take one (or two or three) from the Exchange. The volunteers have accepted generous donations from the community’s avid readers (including over 100 children’s picture books) and have also been welcomed by some estate sale planners to come and take away at no cost any books that may appeal. These books are sorted by category and alphabetized by author for easier browsing. To date, the Exchange has over 5000 volumes of adult fiction and non-fiction, over 300 volumes for children and young readers and over 250 cookbooks.
The adult fiction category of the Exchange includes popular fiction by authors such as Clive Cussler, Stuart Woods, Michael Crichton, and Stephen King, as well as a wide variety of literary fiction. The Exchange has Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book award winners, Booker prize winners, in addition to critically acclaimed work from some of the finest writers of the present day. Nonfiction categories include self-help, biography, religion, reference, and Colorado travel and history. It also boasts classics from Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes. Younger readers will find the section is sorted by children’s, young readers, and young adult. It includes Little Golden Books, Dr. Seuss, Disney, Fairytales, children’s Bibles, even the Twilight series, and the Divergent Series for young adults.
Recently, the Exchange increased its shelf capacity, making browsing the categorized and alphabetized books even easier. Of course, donations of books or bookshelves are always welcome. Its volunteers will even pick them up for you. The Exchange records all donations, and will issue tax deduction forms at the end of the year.
Come to the Larkspur Book Exchange on Saturday (from 10am to 2pm) in the Town Hall Annex (9524 Spruce Mountain Road) in central Larkspur (bring the kids!!!) and walk away with the “perfect read.”
For more information about donations, hours, or location, contact Cindy Cramer at 303.681.3046 or Krystine Cramer at 413.348.3579.