About Us

Off the Beaten Path

Since Off the Beaten Path opened its doors in 1990, it has been Steamboat Springs' largest full-service bookstore and coffee shop. Located right in historic downtown Steamboat, it's a hotspot for tourists and locals to find a good book, good coffee, and a good friend. Not only do we provide spectacular selections of books, games, puzzles and gifts, we host many events that make our store a second home.

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.

What about our store? We are a full-service, independent bookstore, with extensive collections of new fiction, literature, history, memoirs, and young adult books. We feature a large children’s selection of books and toys, but none as famous as our kids' book nook for our youngest readers! We carry the Indie Bound selections, NY Times bestsellers, and as a sponsor of  Literary Sojourn, a selection of the Literary Sojourn authors. Check out our upcoming events!

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

Our coffeehouse serves the best coffee drinks in town, pastries, iced blended drinks, and even coffee cocktails! We are pleased to be serving Seedhouse Coffee, roasted locally in Steamboat Springs, CO. 

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


Store Hours:

Sunday - Monday 8 AM - 6 PM