Media Organizations - Printers
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photo by Vincent '98
Denver Metro Literary - Statewide - NewMexico - Wyoming
See also: Periodicals - Television - Radio sections.
- Barnes & Noble Booksellers <BN.com> - major national chain
- 500 16 St., Denver CO, 80202
- 960 S Colorado Blvd , Glendale CO, 80246
- 14015 East Exposition Ave., Aurora CO, 80012
- Bathroom Poet <BathroomPoet.net> - "an independent poetry project...."
Chapters in Boulder, Santa Fe and a few other towns. Based in Washington, DC.
- info 2007My29tu, Regina Coll
- Beat Slink <BeatSlink.com> - a neophyte global link directory to the Beats.
- Black & Read <BlackAndRead.com> - books, CDs, & LP records
7821 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada (80th & Wadsworth next to Hobby Lobby)
- The Bohemian Bookworm <BookArcade.com> -
Vintage & rare books, 19th century literature, first editions, mysteries, etc.
Located at Denver Performing Arts Complex
1080 14th St., Denver, CO 80202
- The Book Garden <TheBookGarden.com> - "an independent women's bookstore since 1985"
2625 E. 12th Ave. (in Congress Park neighborhood), Denver, CO
- Books Unlimited <BooksUnlimited.com> - used books -
2070 S. University, Denver 80210
- Boulder Bookstore - <BoulderBookstore.com> - a large and longtime leading bookstore in the heart of Boulder. The previous location a few doors east was the exterior setting for the mythical "Boulder Music Store" in the popular 1970s TV sitcom "The Mork and Mindy Show" - current address: 1107 Pearl St. (mall), Boulder 80302 -
- Boulder Writers' Alliance <BWA.org>
A group for editors, desktop publishers and writers that meets monthly.
- Breakdown Collective <BreakdownCollective.org> -
1409 Ogden St., Denver, CO 80218
- Capitol Hill Books <CapitolHillBooks.com> - used books 300 E. Colfax Ave. (at Grant St.), Denver 80203 - (303) 837-0700
- Chessler Books <ChesslerBooks.com> - "founded in 1984....America's largest bookseller of mountaineering and exploration books new, used & rare"
(800) 654-8502 (toll free)
- Colorado Association of Black Journalists <CABJ-Denver.org> -
mission statement: "The Colorado Association of Black Journalists (CABJ) is a professional organization made up of reporters, broadcasters, editors photographers, publishers, public relations/advertising professionals and technical people from the local news media. Formed in 1987, its purpose is to provide a support network for its members and direct access to the mainstream media for the African-American community. CABJ is dedicated to telling the complete, balanced and unbiased story of our community, and increasing Black representation in the news media."
- Colorado Association of Libraries <CAL-webs.org> - has tons of library links for Colorado
online mission statement: "The purposes of the Association are to improve library services to the people of Colorado, to foster professional development of its members, and to encourage the effective utilization of information literacy in all libraries."
Colorado Association of Libraries
c/o Arapahoe Library District
12855 E. Jamison Cir., Englewood, CO 80112
EDIT NOTE: Must research link collection of the above site.
- Colorado Center for the Book <ColoradoBook.org> -
"an ACLIN information resource development project"
2123 Downing St., Denver, CO 80205
footnote: When checking the above web site most of the pages were "not found" - 2002 April 12 Fri.
- Colorado Media Directory <ColoradoMediaDirectory.com> - Appears to be a secretive private-access site requiring log-in with no sign-up instructions or explanations found in the slightest. (2010Au12Th)
- Denver Area Science Fiction Assn. <DASFA.org> -
web site excerpts: "DASFA, founded in 1968, is a group of science fiction and fantasy fans that has conducted meetings and fannish events continuously over the past 30 years. DASFA has monthly meetings featuring programs of interest to SF fans. Guests have included SF authors reading works in progress, the Mars Society, L-5, and many others. After each meeting, a "Dead Dog" (an extended party and gabfest) is held at a member's home until the wee hours of the morning. Additional events such as alternate meetings are held each month."
DASF, 1751 Washington St., Denver, CO 80203-1408
- Denver Bookbinding Company, Inc. <DenverBook.com> -
est. 1929, "Colorado and family owned since 1946"
2715 17th St., Denver 80211-3995
- Denver Poetry <DenverPoetry.org> - event announcements and forum for "the word in town"
- Denver Poets <DenverPoets.com> - Author and broadcast production veteran Ken Freed's guide to poetry events, resources, venues and poets in the Denver area.
See also Ken's other site:
- Denver Press Club <PressClub.org>
"The oldest continuously operating Press Club in the Nation" (founded 1884)
web site excerpts: "The Press Club currently provides a meeting place for many of Colorado's journalists in print and broadcast, public relations specialists, researchers, and more. There are facilities available for almost any event, from press conferences to weddings, including rooms, catering and bar service."
address: 1330 Glenarm Pl., Denver, CO 802xx
- Denver Public Library <denver.lib.co.us>
Our public library is a resource for sheet music, local archives, entertainment, literature and visual arts histories including its extensive Western history department. DPL reports to be the largest urban library system between Chicago and Los Angeles. The main library is certainly one of Denver's best contributions to visually pleasing American architecture. It was expanded into its current form in 1996. DPL was host to a summit of eight world leaders in 1997. The actual summit occurred in the round room on the first floor with all books temporarily moved out. DPL offers Internet access and many in-house databases from their terminals.
main library: 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy., Denver, Colorado 80204
(303) 640-6200 TTY (303) 640-6146
- Denver 'Zine Fest <DenverZineFest.com> -
Steven Prothero, PO Box 1905, Boulder, Colorado 80306
- Emersons Eye Press <SplatterHead.com> - "dedicated to publishing fine literary works by modern writers" Founded by John Kellow, 1998..
637 So. Broadway, Unit B, PMB 334, Boulder, CO 80305
(888) 851-5778 (toll free)
- phone survey 2001Au08We, John Kellow
- Naropa University <Naropa.edu> - See "The Allen Ginsberg Library" and the "Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics" online. (more details later)
2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302
- National Writers' Association <NationalWriters.com> - inception: c. 1937
1450 S. Havana St., Suite 424, Aurora, CO 80012
- NetLibrary.com - Fast growing major web site based in Boulder offers books for reading online. You can "borrow" digital versions of books using your terminal when such books are not "checked out".
- Northern Colorado Writers Workshop <NCWW.org> -
web site excerpts: "The NCWW was founded in 1972 by two-time Nebula Award winner Ed Bryant, and is comprised of professional and near-professional authors who write mostly in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, or mystery genres..... NCWW is a writers' workshop: a place (where) writers come together with their works in progress to make them stronger... by searing them in the crucible of.... sharp sheer opinion. Membership is by invitation only... but you're welcome to apply if you're a professional.... or getting rejections from professional markets and are within driving distance of the Denver metro area.
- PodSlam <PodSlam.org> - "the revolution of word" (for those poets who happen to like the concept of poetry competition. Affilitated with Cafe Nuba.
- Vincent B. Rain <VincentBRain.com> - Late-blooming but longtime poet-philosopher, songwriter, literary writer, storyteller, performer, dreamweaver, prolific street photographer for decades, and film aspirant. Rain was directly influenced by beats Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman in Boulder in the 1970s, followed in later life by outlaw artists going back to the days of the Paris Commune. Rain takes his pen name from his most commonly used metaphor. He has traveled to France, where his late mother was born, to capture obscure images and sounds relating to the life of Arthur Rimbaud in Charleville and Paris. Death and conflicts of beauty versus tragedy are frequent themes in his material.
- Relatively Wilde <RelativelyWilde.com> - gay bookstore formerly known as "Category Six"
42 S. Broadway, Denver, CO
(866) 77WILDE (toll-free)
- Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Assn. - publishes a brochure listing scores of used, rare and out-of-print bookstores. Produces or promotes antiquarian book fairs. (Contact info not yet on file).
- Rocky Mountain Book Publishers' Assn. <RMBPA.com> -
web site excerpts: "Our Mission: The Rocky Mountain Book Publishers Association is a trade organization established in 1977 as a professional group to serve specific needs of its members and as a forum for the discussion of publishing issues. Our membership ranges from small, independent publishers to presses with worldwide operations. Our associate members also include printers, designers, typographers, and publishing free-lancers. Membership is based primarily in the western states. "
mail: P.O. Box 19013, Boulder CO 80308
shipping: 637 South Broadway, #B305, Boulder 80303
- Rocky Mountain Publishing Professionals Guild <RMPPG.org> -
- Spoken War <SpokenWar.com> - Greg Stant hosts the prose of assorted writers.
8826 E. Florida Ave., 105, Denver, Colorado 80247
- Sparrows Poetry Festival - (See Festivals section.)
- Tattered Cover book stores <TatteredCover.com>
Tattered Cover has a huge section of truly top notch arts & entertainment publications in film, theater, dance, music and all other stage categories. Their vast periodicals assortment includes scores of leading arts & entertainment titles including many used by stage professionals. TC is the largest privately owned bookstore in the Colorado region and one of the largest in the USA. They have a longstanding history of actively promoting local authors.
Mailing address: 1628 16th St., Denver, CO 80202
LoDo store location: 1628 16th Street at Wynkoop in Denver, in the newly restored Morey Mercantile Building, directly across Wynkoop Street from the Lower Downtown (LoDo) Postal Annex next to Union Station.
Cherry Creek location: 2955 East First Avenue at Milwaukee Street in Cherry Creek North, directly across the street from the Cherry Creek Mall.
(303) 322-7727 (Cherry Creek Store) - toll free: (800) 833-9327
- Vintage Colorado Poetry <VintageColoradoPoetry.us> -
web site excerpts: "Vintage Colorado Poetry focuses on poets and poetry of the Centennial State, the Great Plains, and the Rocky Mountain West.... Vintage Colorado Poetry's initial focus is 19th and early 20th century verse. Poets include Eugene Field, Helen Hunt Jackson, Cy Warman, Harriet Wasson, to name just four of many. With time, my hope is to alternate newer weekly poems with older poems.... "Vintage Colorado Poetry" continues my interest in regionalism. During the mid-1990s, I edited two anthologies --- Where Past Meets Present: Modern Colorado Short Stories, 1994, and Vintage Colorado Short Stories, 1997, University Press of Colorado." - James B. Hemesath
- ref: email Jim Hemesath 2003Nv27Th
- Vocals and Vibes <VocalsAndVibes.com> - spoken word and lifestyle, e-zine and artist database.
Mesmat Arts Incorporated
1360 Peoria St. #305, Aurora, CO 80011
- Ed Ward, Poetry Host - One of Denver's most prolific and longstanding poetry hosts goes back decades on the local poet scene. This editor first encountered Ed at Faces Cafe (17th & Franklin in Denver) around 1986 if not as early as 1976 in Boulder. He has also published assorted literature and works of poets in his Passion Press locally. Then for many years Ed was hosting poetry open mic at the Mercury Cafe before turning it over to LA poet Tony Scibella, John Munson and others. Scibella died in 2004. Ed provided a nurturing vision toward all poets along with the good will and good spirit he has built so strongly in the Denver poet community, much like a driver at night not afraid to drive with the lights off, for a noble purpose. Like many of us, his presence on the poetry scene traces back to attendance of poetry readings hosted by Naropa School (now Naropa University) in Boulder where Ward discovered poet/underground publisher James Ryan Morris and others in performance. The Naropa poet scene was in turn largely generated by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg who both lived in Boulder and New York. Ed is also a writer and painter. He sometimes writes under the nom de plume Edwin Forrest. Ed's wife Marcia Ward is a longtime commercial photographer at her Image Maker studio based at a Congress Park storefront where Ed works on Passion Press.
- Aspen Writers Foundation <AspenWriters.org> - "writing retreat and literary festival.......a not-for-profit literary organization that offers year-round programs for readers and writers of all ages."
P. O. Box 7726, Aspen, CO 81612
(800) 925-2526 (toll free)
New Mexico Literary:
- University of New Mexico Press <UNMPress.com> -
web site excerpts: "Founded in 1929, the University of New Mexico Press publishes books on American Indians, anthropology, archaeology, art and photography, Chicano/Chicana studies, history, Judaica, Latin American studies and New Mexico and the Southwest. UNM Press also publishes biography, fiction, and other literature."
UNM Press, 1720 Lomas Blvd., NE
Albuquerque , NM 87131-1591
We will consider providing a link to any web domain in Wyoming that is literary in nature, a bookstore or public library.
Introduction - Literary Arts
This section links online literary domain web sites for Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. Listings may include poetry web domains, bookstores, libraries, writer groups, etc.