Sunday, June 14, 2009

Denver Book Mall closes Aug 31!!

As some of you may have heard, the Denver Book Mall is closing by August 31. Who Else! Books, taking along 9 other book sellers, is starting up the Broadway Book Mall at 200 S. Broadway, southeast corner of Broadway and Cedar, just 3-1/2 blocks south of the Denver Book Mall location, 4-1/2 blocks south of the Mayan Theatre. And get this: Better parking. Check for more details.

We are very excited about continuing the book mall business model in our own space with good bookseller friends, and the planning has been rejuvenating and educational and exhilarating. We could really use some help from our friends in the Denver area, though, to help us with the physical move. If you could volunteer a couple of hours, that would help so much. Just leave a comment here or call me on my cell phone at 720 – three two zero – 8722 (please, not for publication) or drop me an email at who UNDERLINE else AT (no spaces)to let me know what day you might be able to help, and if it will be morning or afternoon. Or just phone any time if you find yourself with some unplanned free time.

Anticipated needs: First week or two in July: Move storage boxes (many, many) of books from Denver Book Mall at 32 Broadway and from a nearby intermediate location to 200 S. Broadway and onto metal storage shelving at the new store. Mid- to late July: Dust, box and move the books we have on display in our section of the current store, and shelve them in the new store. Move fixtures such as display racks as they become available during the month. We anticipate that one of us will be at each location to direct loading and unloading, but we don’t have a strict timetable planned out. It mostly depends on you. We appreciate your helping to make this dream come true.

We especially need to borrow a long-bed pick-up or similar vehicle to move (dismantled) metal shelving pieces on July 1 or 2, and the same type vehicle about mid-July to move 12 pre-built shelving units (4’ wide x 8” high x 1” deep) and our 3 rolling bookcases (2 of them 3’ x 4’ x 6’ high).

True story: Long-time customers-turned-friends Rachel and Adam literally stormed, or marched, into Denver Book Mall today (June 14) demanding to know what is happening to their favorite bookstore. They live in the neighborhood, and we call daughter Rosa, now 4, our Bookstore Baby, as we met her when she was just a couple of weeks old. She was introduced to books early, and she and her parents are frequent visitors and have become good friends. They are delighted that we are staying in the neighborhood, and volunteered to help us move.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Spring 2009 update

We’ve hosted some great author appearances recently, and signed books are still available at 10% off retail price. Carrie Vaughn signed her 5th Kitty-the-werewolf book (Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand) on Super Bowl Sunday, and we had a good crowd anyway, so there. She’ll be signing her 6th Kitty book, Kitty Goes to Hell on Sunday, March 1, at 3:00. She’ll be joined then by Mario Acevedo with Jailbait Zombie, his 5th in the series about Felix-the-vampire-PI. Check out their great web sites at and
On Sunday, February 8th we hosted 4 writers who are classified as romance authors, but whose books are all very different and genre-crossing. We had a lot of fun.
Robin Owens discussed and signed Echoes in the Dark, the last in her Summoner series (Robin’s won many awards for her books.)
Lynda Hilburn signed Vampire Shrink and Dark Harvest. (A local therapist, Lynda writes about a psychologist who gets caught up in the supernatural underworld.)
Melissa Mayhue signed A Highlander of Her Own, the 4th in her series with a time travel element. (Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband was a Colorado Book Award finalist.)
Elaine Levine presented her thrilling debut novel, Rachel and the Hired Gun, a historical western romance.
On February 15 and April 5, we’ll be hosting Colorado Homegrown Tales as this troupe of actors presents dramatic readings of stories by Colorado authors. Both performances are at 6 p.m., and admission is $10. Don’t miss these; different stories and different actors each evening.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Who Else Books is everywhere this fall!

Here are some upcoming Book-ish events I want to share with you. Please forward this information to friends you think might be interested.

Sunday, September 7, 3:00, DENVER BOOK MALL, 32 Broadway (between 1st and Ellsworth Aves), 303-733-3808 – Jeanne Stein discusses her books and signs Legacy, the 4th in the Anna Strong vampire chronicles. Jeanne's writing is so good, she's built a strong (no pun intended) following. We continue to have to reorder her earlier 3 titles, but you can be assured we have them in stock. Start reading (or re-reading) them now and come September 7 to catch up with Jeanne. Check her website at Talk and book signing; books 10% off.

Friday, September 12, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. -- Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers holds their annual Colorado Gold Conference September 12-14, with panels, instruction, keynote speakers, and access to editors and agents. Even if you cannot attend the entire weekend, the mass autographing session on Friday night is free and open to the public. Dozens of authors will be signing their books from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the lower level of the Renaissance Denver Hotel at 3801 Quebec Street. The web site,, gives the names of many, but not all, of those who will be signing. Among those signing will be Colorado science fiction favorites Mario Acevedo, Carol Berg, Lynda Hilburn, Robin Owens, and Jeanne Stein; Jeanne has just been named RMFW Writer of the Year!! Bring your own copies or buy them on-site from Who Else! Books. RMFW is a terrific writers organization with a variety of working critique groups geared toward every writing category and level of experience.

Sunday, October 5, 3:00, DENVER BOOK MALL, 32 Broadway (between 1st and Ellsworth Aves), 303-733-3808 – Warren Hammond discusses and signs his newest book, Ex-KOP, a futuristic thriller in the noir tradition We also have copies of the first book, KOP, in both hardcover and mass market paperback. All at 10% off cover price.

October 8 -- Colorado Book Awards at the Tivoli Center. Check details and make reservations at (scroll down the home page).

October 10-12 -- 2008 Clive Cussler Convention, Ramada Plaza, 10 East 120th Avenue, Northglenn, Colorado 80233. Rates go up $20 on September 9. Clive will be there, as will several of his co-authors. Includes a tour and BBQ at the Clive Cussler Museum, and transportation to and from the museum. Check for more details.

Wednesday, October 29, 7:00 p.m. -- “Fang You Very Much: Vampire Authors Go For the Neck.” Mario Acevedo, Lynda Hilburn and Jeanne Stein will do a free presentation at the Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridge Line Blvd. For a map and directions, check Who Else! Books will provide their books at the event, or bring your own.

Random Acts of Theatre – back by popular demand Tuesdays and Wednesdays for four weeks beginning October 28, except for November 5 election night. A troupe of local actors will entertain you with comedic pieces centered on “Random Acts of Rx.” $10 admission includes refreshment. Stay tuned for reservation information.