About

Out West BooksOut West Books was established in 2014 to provide residents of the Western Slope of Colorado and Eastern Utah with a full service Independent Bookstore.

The owner has previously been in the bookselling business for 20 years in Eastern Utah, and as a Western Colorado native, has a vast working knowledge of the West and it’s people.

About the Owner

Returning to the Western Slope of Colorado after 15 years living overseas, Marya decided that Grand Junction needed an Independent Bookstore that sold only NEW books.  She was frustrated by the lack of availability of area interest and children’s titles to be found here, so she decided to fill that void.

Marya’s family homesteaded in the Bookcliffs over 100 years ago (come see the enlarged historic family photos on the store walls) and she’s a native of Gunnison, CO. Western Colorado/Eastern Utah is in her blood.

She returned to Colorado after living most recently in China.  She’s traveled all over the world, so she is pretty good with travel advice too.