The Book Haven

Salida's Independent Bookstore

Monday - Saturday 10:30 - 5:30
Sunday 12:00 - 4:00


The Book Haven is an independent bookstore located in historic downtown Salida, Colorado just a few blocks from the beautiful Arkansas river.

Our cozy atmosphere invites browsing as you enjoy coffee or tea. The Book Haven carries new and used books as well as cards and calendars. There is a large selection of regional titles and books by our nationally known local authors. You can find books for all ages and interests and we are always happy to special order at no extra charge. We enjoy helping you find just the right title and locating unusual and hard-to-find titles is a specialty. Please stop by for all your reading needs.

Special Orders

We will attempt to order any book you may need. We appreciate payment at the time of placing an order, but other arrangements can be made.

Depending upon the time of year, orders arrive in 3 to 7 days and we'll be happy to tell you the exact timeframe.

Can't pickup your book? For a slight charge we will mail the book to you. This is so convenient! You can order and receive your book at home just by contacting us with your credit card number or mailing a check.

Call us! We can get you the book you want!

What is an "independent" bookstore?

Independent bookstores are locally owned and usually owner-operated stores. They cater to the needs of customers in a way that chain stores cannot. Independent booksellers care deeply about books and readers, authors and writing, and not just about making money.

Why patronize an independent bookstore?

Chain stores turn every community into a clone of the town down the road. Independent stores of every kind help communities remain unique.

Chain retailers routinely funnel money out of small communities to their corporate headquarters in larger cities draining small towns of cash and capital. Because independent stores are locally owned their profits stay local and benefit the community. Locally owned businesses care about and know about their patrons and communities in ways that chain stores don't.


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