One of the my favorite things to do when I go somewhere new is to find a local bookstore. This usually involves buying a book (or two, or three…) to support them and see what else they have to offer. Maria’s Bookshop is found in Durango, Colorado and is defiantly worth a stop. The shop can be found right off Maine Ave- which is such a cute street with so many great shops and restaurants, but that is a story for another time. The décor in the bookshop is so cozy and rustic and has a “tiny cabin tucked away in the mountains” vibe. If you aren’t careful, you can spend an afternoon here browsing the shelves looking for your next read.
Paul says he enjoys going into these stores with me, but I suspect his motivation is mostly to make sure our wallets are safe. When he walked in Maria’s bookshop with me, he looked around a bit and said “Oooh, games and toys! I’ll be back there!” which gave me lots of time to browse and take pictures.
In addition to books and games, there are many other small, local, bookish gifts and trinkets for sale including stickers, socks, greeting cards and much more. The only thing that was missing was a nice cup of tea or coffee!
It was hard to leave with only one book, but I was already pushing the 50 pound weight limit for my suitcase… If we ever find ourselves in Durango again, we will certainly make another stop in Maria’s bookshop.