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Past Events at West Side Books

Here, you can find a list of past events that we held at West Side Books in order of most recent to least recent.


West Side Books hosted a myriad of poets in honor of 100 Thousand Poets for Change's annual event. There was an hour of socializing starting 4 pm that day, and the reading began at 5 pm. 


West Side Books hosted Najah Lightfoot, author of Good Juju: Mojos, Rites & Practices for the Magical Soul, in celebration of her new book: Powerful Juju. Najah read from her new book and signed books on September 19th at 7:00 pm on the patio outside West Side Books.


West Side Books hosted Jonathon Stalls for a community walk/roll, reading, and signing for his new book Walk: Slow Down, Wake Up, and Connect at 1-3 Miles Per Hour. Jonathon spoke on the patio outside of West Side Books from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Monday, September 12th.


West Side Books hosted Sheryl Luna, author of Magnificent Errors and Pity the Drowned Horses, and local poet Lew Forester. Sheryl and Lew spoke on the patio outside West Side Books from 7:00 pm to 8:30 on August 29th.


West Side Books hosted Jacqueline St. Joan for a signing and reading from her new novel, The Shawl of Midnight. Jacqueline was at West Side Books August 22nd (previously scheduled Aug 15th) from 7:00 pm to 8:30 on the patio outside.


West Side Books hosted Kali Fajardo-Anstine to celebrate her debut novel, Woman of Light. Kali spoke and signed copies of her book on the patio outside West Side Books on July 25th, 2022.


West Side Books and Q Publishing House hosted a book signing event for two local authors: The Queerest Touch's Brian A.S. Byrdsong and The Risk it Takes To Bloom's Amanda E.K.! The signing took place on the patio just outside West Side Books on July 11th at 7:00 pm.


West Side Books celebrated Independent Bookstore Day, a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. We had Independent Bookstore Swag available at the front counter, as well as free advanced reader copies of books that came out this year! We had our used cart books sale just outside the door and our 50% off sale of new books. Thanks to all who came!

Event date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 9:30am to 6:30pm
Event address: 
3434 West 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

West Side Books was excited to announce that we would be providing copies of Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music by Philip Watson and Bill Frisell at the performance of the Bill Frisell Trio in Denver on April 12th! Bill signed books after the show. CLICK HERE for more information about the event.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
2644 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

Nancy Viera, author of The Grief and the Happiness, was at West Side Books on December 12th at 7:30 pm to read from and sign copies of her newest poetry book, Silhouette!

In its lyrical prose and empathetic poetry, Nancy Viera is many people. She is the lover who has left her heart in another country. She is the mountain, where flowers grow, freeze, die, but find a way to bloom again. She is the smell of a grandmother’s cottage, the pain of a childhood memory, the brush of a curl that can’t fit into straight lines. She is the rough hands of a mother, the fire of romance lost in a dream, the silhouette of tiny jars that catch our feelings when “we sin, we love, we move on.”

​Beautifully crafted, each poem is delivered with rawness and grace.

Event date:

Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Event address:
3434 West 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211