Pam Houston’s New Book: Deep Creek @ Out West Books
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Deep Creek

Join us at 6 pm for a preview of Deep Creek with Pam Houston.

“How do we become who we are in the world? We ask the world to teach us.”

On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants. Through her travels from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska, she explores what ties her to the Earth, the ranch most of all. Alongside her devoted Irish wolfhounds and a spirited troupe of horses, donkeys, and Icelandic sheep, the ranch becomes Houston’s sanctuary, a place where she discovers how the natural world has mothered and healed her after a childhood of horrific parental abuse and neglect.

In essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air, Deep Creek delivers Houston’s most profound meditations yet on how “to live simultaneously inside the wonder and the grief…to love the damaged world and do what I can to help it thrive.”

High Altitude Cuisine by Marla Meridith @ Out West Books
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Marla Meridith and her cookbook High Altitude Cuisine.

“High country food is honest, bold and completely delicious. It’s meant to tempt the palate and nourish the soul no matter what the season. There’s a starkness in the mountains, an isolating quality that is softened with utterly tempting homemade meals. Mountain food is not fancy, but it’s completely seductive in its own way…,” adds Marla, expounding further about what inspired her to create “High Alpine Cuisine”:

“I love the simplicity of mountain cuisine, the challenge of limited resources at altitude and the need for (mostly) high-calorie cooking. Since we live and play hard in the outdoors, we need good calories to sustain our energy and fitness. My cookbook is inspired by my favorite mountain escapes around the world. Recipes and ingredients are from the high alpine regions of the USA, Europe and Canada. Because I keep the ingredients and cookware simple and easy for the home chef, the book is for chefs of all levels, really anyone with a passion for alpine cuisine. But ‘High Alpine Cuisine’ is not a high altitude cookbook; no adjustments will be needed for altitude. I wanted the recipes to be user-friendly for the girl living in the Big Apple who also loves to vacation in Telluride or Aspen. Friendly for the guy living in Kansas who loves skiing the Canadian Rockies. I want all my readers to be able to revisit their favorite mountain escapes through food. And since we eat with our eyes first, each of the 75 recipes is accompanied by a full photo presentation. There are also beautiful images of places I have visited to inspire others to dream and travel as I have.”

Rebecca Lawton – The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West @ Out West Books
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us at 6 pm for a presentation by Rebecca Lawton on her book The Oasis This Time.The Oasis This Time

“Rebecca Lawton’s powerful and poetic The Oasis This Time celebrates water as a precious natural resource. The collection is as diverse as it is illuminating. Each essay addresses a unique topic, but all are anchored by keen observations of the environment and musings on alternative solutions to pressing environmental problems.”

Harry Potter Party!
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday, October 19 is a Harry Potter Party, at the store, all day, in celebration of the release of the 4th Illustrated book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, coming out on October 8th.