Narrow Gauge Book Co-op

An independent bookstore in downtown Alamosa, Colorado.

Find us at 602 Main Street (at State Avenue).
Or call us at 719-589-3464

Author Event: Bill Hatcher

Thursday, Nov. 8 | 6-7 PM

Bill Hatcher is the author of The Marble Room: How I Lost God and Found Myself in Africa (2012), and Principles of Flight: Flying Bush Planes Through a World of War, Sexism, and Meat (2017). 

Principles of Flight has been nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize as well as the 2018 National Indie Excellence Award.

In 2011, an excerpt from The Marble Room was selected by Colorado’s Creede Arts Council and featured in an issue of Willow Creek Journal. 

Hatcher is an active member of Lighthouse Writers Workshop, an independent creative writing center located in Denver. In addition to writing, Bill teaches geography and anthropology in southern Colorado, where he lives with his wife, Kim, and their cat, Mitts.

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You can make this store happen

We are a community-powered book cooperative, fostering a place to share stories and celebrate creative expression. We can only do this good work because people like you have embraced the idea of running a bookstore. So let us know how you can help, and we will get back to you very soon. Thanks! 

About Narrow Gauge Books

A little history

For more than 40 years, Narrow Gauge Newsstand served the San Luis Valley from its historic brick building in downtown Alamosa.
There was a legendary array of magazines, lines of well-curated bookshelves, and the welcoming smell of freshly popped popcorn.
The store closed in March 2018.

A plan to reopen

With the blessing of building owner John Duffy, the Narrow Gauge Book Co-op has revived the space for booklovers. We sell new and used books, local food and goods along with hosting events such as book clubs, writing workshops and book signings. 

How you can help

We have a board and are incorporated as a cooperative. We are always accepting investors, members, and volunteers. Keep an eye on this space for information on how to invest or donate, upcoming events – and how to become a member of the best independent bookstore in the Valley.

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Narrow Gauge Books (a co-op)

602 Main St, Alamosa, CO 81101