About The Crowded Bookshelf

About the Store:

The Crowded Bookshelf is a woman-owned, independent pop-up and online bookstore based in Fort Collins, CO. Our store carries new and used books for all ages in all genres, as well as provides audiobooks through our partnership with Libro.fm. We offer a unique and curated selection of books that aren't likely to be found on the bestseller lists. 

Our shop specializes in books on death & dying and sex & relationships. We value advocating for a more death positive and sex positive society. 

We also carry an assortment of gift items and bookish paraphernalia. Whenever possible we source these items from other small or locally owned businesses. 

Our store mission is threefold:

  1. Putting the right book into a reader's hands
  2. Creating a welcoming environment for all readers 
  3. Supporting and giving back to the community that we are a part of 


Other services our store offers include: 

- Special ordering (at no extra cost)

- Wholesale ordering for local businesses 

- Author events and signings 

- Book fair events for local schools

Find out more about our services and store by visiting our FAQs page

Find us on Instagram and TikTok (@thecrowdedbookshelffc) and Facebook (@thecrowdedbookshelf)

About the Owner:


Renee has been in the bookselling business for almost ten years. She received her BA in Creative Writing from Colorado State University and is a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute. Four of her years in bookselling were spent organizing and hosting author events, and she is certified in Event Management through the Professional Bookseller Certification Program. She also has two years of experience working at a funeral home as a Removal Technician. Her reading tastes are broad, including everything from scifi/fantasy, nature writing, memoir, romance, and of course, death and dying. 

 All inquiries can be sent to thecrowdedbookshelffc@gmail.com.

 May your bookshelf always be crowded!