- 3 June 2021 -
Masks are required in Maria’s Bookshop for all customers over the age of ten.

Maintaining the highest standards of safety for all our customers and staff continues to be our highest priority. By asking all customers and staff, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks inside Maria’s Bookshop, we can ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone, including those who may be unvaccinated due to their age or prohibitive medical conditions.

This policy is also aligned with the current advisory from San Juan Basin Public Health, which strongly urges everyone in La Plata County to continue to wear a mask in all public indoor spaces.

If you don’t have a mask with you when you get to the shop, don’t sweat it! We’re more than happy to provide you with one. Thank you for your gracious understanding, and for helping us ensure a safe environment for everyone at Maria’s Bookshop. 
Road Trip Season is Here at Last!
New June Books for Young Readers
Available Now!
for Readers 3 - 7

A valiant mouse sets sail in her ship in a bottle to seek a better life in this gentle allegory about refugees and immigration.
Coming June 8th!
For Readers 3 - 7

A spare and laugh-out-loud-funny picture book about seeing only half the picture . . . and admitting when you're not quite all the way right.
Coming June 8th!
For Readers 8 - 12

From the U.S.'s foremost indigenous children's author comes a middle grade verse novel set during the COVID-19 pandemic, about a Wabanaki girl's quarantine on her grandparents' reservation and the local dog that becomes her best friend
Available Now!
For Readers 12 and up

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star Nicola Yoon is back with her eagerly anticipated third novel. With all the heart and hope of her last two books, this is an utterly unique romance.
Available Now!
For Readers 14 and Up

A poignant and uplifting novel about the power of community, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay.
"Rainbow Tree" For Rainbow Youth!
This month, in celebration of the Rainbow Youth Center's SUPER PRIDE DAY, Saturday, June 26th, we are hosting a “Rainbow Tree" here at the shop! Much like our Angel Tree at Christmas, each child with the Rainbow Youth Center will have a "Unicorn" listing their age and interests. June 7th - 26th Customers are encouraged to pick a child and buy them a book! We are also encouraging book purchases for the Rainbow Youth Library. We will deliver all books to The Rainbow Youth Center after their Super Pride event on the 26th!
Calling All Playwrights
Durango PlayFest is seeking full-length play submissions for it's August 3 - 8, 2021 festival!

Deadline is June 21st

  • Submissions should be 60-90 pages (Word Doc. or PDF Format) and feature no more than 3 characters
  • Plays should be emailed to durangoplayfest@gmail.com with the Subject line: SUBMISSION: Title of the Play.
  • Please include your name and contact information on the first page.
  • All pages should be numbered and feature the title of the play. 

There will be a reading by local actors of the selected work.  We seek work with strong, relevant themes – whether comedy or drama – that address our humanity. Playwrights must be from Southwest Colorado and available for rehearsals via Zoom or in person in July and during the festival. PlayFest will accommodate the playwright’s current work schedule as much as possible. No reading fee.

Visit durangoplayfest.org for more info about previous festivals.
Celebrate Pride Month!

Happy Pride Month! June marks the celebration of the love, acceptance, and diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community. And the best part is, if you buy a book through Libro.fm, you can choose to support Maria's Bookshop with your purchases.