About Us

Since we opened our doors in 1990, we have been Steamboat's largest full service bookstore and the locals' favorite meeting place for Good Books, Good Coffee and Good Friends.

Store Hours:

*The Cafe closes an hour before the store.

Spring (April-June 14) and Fall (Sept 2-Dec):

  • Mon-Tue: 8am-6pm*
  • Wed: 8am-8pm (We're open late for Books & Brews)!
  • Thrs: 8am-6pm*
  • Fri-Sat: 8am-7pm*
  • Sun 9am-5pm*

Summer (June 15-Sept 1):

  • Mon-Sat 8am-8pm*
  • Sun 9am-6pm*

Winter (Dec-Mar)

  • Mon & Tues: 8am-6pm*
  • Wed-Sat: 8am-8pm*
  • Sun 9am-6pm*

All About Us

Who are we? Real people who read books and admire great writing. We stand ready to help you find your next great read. Check out our recommendations – good reads from our staff and friends.

"I love to come here on a snowy day with my book, grab a coffee and head up to the loft area. It is always warm and cozy. The coffee is great and if you need anything along the lines of books or journals come here! They also have a great card selection of local artists photos and such. Great gifts." - Birdie G. TripAdvisor Review, Dec 2014

What about our store? We are a full service, independent bookstore, with extensive collections of current literature, fiction, history and memoirs, young adults. We feature a large children’s collection, and our famous kids book nook for our youngest readers! We carry the Indie Bound selections, NY Times best sellers, and as a sponsor of the Literary Sojourn (www.literarysojourn.com), a full selection of the Literary Sojourn authors.

In addition to our carefully hand selected inventory of books, we stock wonderful greeting cards, games, puzzles, candles, journals, chocolates and a varied assortment of unique gifts. We can help you select the perfect gift, wrap it and even ship it.

"This cute little store satisfied two of my weaknesses - books and coffee. The coffee was very good and they have a good selection, the treats were fresh and tasty. The staff were friendly and efficient even when extremely busy. I love the eclectic collection of books to browse while waiting for order." - Mon 55, TripAdvisor Review,  Oct 2014

Our café serves the best coffee drinks in town, pastries, Big Train drinks, smoothies, soups and quiches for lunch, plus wine and Butcherknife Brewery locally handcrafted brews in the evening. We are pleased to be serving Storm Mountain Coffee, roasted locally in Oak Creek.

"Have you walked into a place that seems to cradle you instantly? The staff, like fingers on hands that help at a moments notice; the books in a variety unimaginable for a shop around the corner; love for all age readers; and the cafe that has just what one craves when browsing or buying or visiting describes the comforts of our bookstore that make it personal. We are so fortunate to have Off the Beaten Path in our daily lives." - LifeChanges2014, TripAdvisor Review, Dec 2013

The store, on 9th Street in historic downtown Steamboat Springs, is open 7 days a week.