The Book Haven

Salida's Independent Bookstore

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


Special Event with John Fielder and Jon Kedrowski

Monday, Dec. 4th; 7:00 PM   The SteamPlant, $10

(The Book Haven will be selling their books before and after the presentation.)

DR. JON KEDROWSKI is the author of Sleeping on the SummitsColorado Fourteener High Bivys and his most recent book, Classic Colorado Ski Descents.  He is a professor of Mountain Geography at Colorado Mountain College. In addition to In addition to 500+ ascents of the Colorado 14ers and 13ers in all seasons,  he has climbed six of the seven continental summits including Mount Everest. His expeditions to Everest in recent years have been featured on Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, NBC, Dateline NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, and CNN.

JOHN FIELDER is Coloradoʼs best-known nature photographer, publisher, teacher and preservationist with over 40 exhibit-format books and guide books to his credit, including A Colorado Winter, John Fielderʼs Best of Colorado and Colorado 1870-2000. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Sierra Clubʼs Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography (1993) and the Aldo Leopold Foundationʼs first-ever Achievement Award (2011). John Fielderʼs photography has influenced people and legislation, and he has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Coloradoʼs open space and wildlands.

Tickets can be purchased at the SteamPlant or online at

Dies Librorum/Festival of Books - Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 6:00 PM $10

RSVP Required! 15% off merchandise.

(Please bring your own tableware and glass.)

Featured Musician; David Tipton

Featured Authors; Shannon Baker, fast-paced Kate Fox Mysteries, set in the cattle country of the Nebraska Sandhills—Stripped Bare and Dark Signal.

Joni Franks, children's books Corky Tails: Tales of a Tailless Dog Named Sagebrush, Sagebrush Meets Smokejumper, and Sagebrush Meets the Shuns.

Randi-Samuelson-Brown, The Beaten Territory, an award winning, compelling book about the intrigues of the Wild West, particularly Denver.

Laurel McHargue, Waterwight, the story of a brave girl and her animal friends in a post-cataclysmic world; The Hare, Raising Truth, a twisted tale of a teenage boy and his grandfather's old rabbit's foot; Hunt for Red Meat, love stories in the field.

Featured Cuisine; Chicken Piccata, Linguini, Caesar Salad, Bread, Chocolate Mousse, and Wine.

Happy Hour for adults! Story Hour for kids!

Amicas will be partnering with us again to provide pizza bites for these events! Local businesses donate wine! Volunteers read stories!

HSH is held EVERY Wednesday at 5:30, beginning Nov. 29th.

RSVP Required!

Please let me know if you'd be interested in being a reader.