Thursday, February 19, 2009

Here we go! I'm cutting the ribbon on our spanking new blog. Visit here for all your Old Firehouse book needs, information, etc.

Let's start with a bit of background. Old Firehouse Books is a new incarnation of a venerable Fort Collins institution, the Book Rack. What's the Book Rack, you say? Where is it, why haven't I heard of it? We've been around since the 80's in one place or another- for the last seven years, we've been next to the Dairy Queen on College. We are moving on up to Oldtown in April, and that's what I'll be cataloguing on this blog, among other things. You can also check here for recommendations and rants from our staff, pictures of how our construction is going, and cool events.I can't tell you how excited we are about this move! Fort Collins already has some great independent booksellers downtown: Matter, Old Corner (maybe it will return), and Al's Newsstand. We hope that our wide variety of books , including our awesome science fiction/fantasy section, mystery section, and book club recommendations, will be a draw. We're a used and new bookstore, and our wide range of books and our staff (hippest of the hip, helpfullest of the helpful) should be of interest to just about anybody who's a bibliophile. Enough of the advertising. Since I don't want to write a book for a first post, I'll leave you with another picture of the outside of our new digs. I'll follow up with pictures of the mostly-gutted inside, and give you pictures of progress as it happens.

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