Author Archives: Emily Raabe

Radio, Film, & Books, Books, Books!

Our adventure in Oklahoma City continues! After our wonderful morning with the Freedom School OKC, we drove on over to KOSU, where Paul had an interview about his newest documentary film (rock & roll-love story-comedy- documentary) “The Front Man.” Here’s Paul giving his interview: After Paul’s interview it was time for Full Circle Bookstore! We’ve been… Continue Reading

Gifted Teens, Big Ideas

Paul and I sadly left Taos, but were welcomed back by Colorado with this, and this, and this: Thus cheered, we drove to Edwards, Colorado, just outside of Vail, to visit The Bookworm of Edwards. What a treat! This “locally flavored, community minded, independently owned bookstore” was founded in late 1996 and was originally a retro-fitted van that traveled between… Continue Reading

A Well-Haunted Bookstore!

We left Telluride behind us and drove through stunning mountains (with a stop at some amazing hot springs!) into another world: Taos, New Mexico. We stayed in Taos with gifted poet, ex-slam champion, inspirational teacher, and dear friend, James Nave, in this little wooden house in the desert. Taos was late-night poetry recitations, early walks in… Continue Reading

Boulder Bookstore Rocks!

First Stop, Boulder! We kicked off the Indie Bookstore Roadtrip right with a visit to the revered Boulder Bookstore in Boulder, Colorado. This mecca of goodness has been on Pearl Street since 1973. The store began with only 10 bookcases and 5 employees. Now, the store employs about 50 people and occupies 20,000 sq. feet,… Continue Reading

Indie Bookstore Roadtrip!

Just what IS the state of the independent bookstore in America today? Tucked amid the grim statistics and what seems like a steady stream of bookstore closings and newspaper articles bearing bad news, there is a story of survival and success being told by small, independent bookstores across our big-box-store country. Where are they and… Continue Reading