About The Crowded Bookshelf

The Crowded Bookshelf is a woman-owned, independent pop-up and online bookstore based in Fort Collins, CO. Our pop-up shops offer a curated selection of diverse titles, including everything from literary fiction, romance, fantasy, to death and dying, memoir, and nature writing. We carry books for readers of all ages. In addition to new and used books, we're also proud to provide audiobooks to our patrons via Libro.fm. Anything we don't have on our shelves can be special ordered through our website. 

Our shop also carries gift items and bookish paraphernalia, with most of these items being made by other small businesses. Pick up a new journal, tote bag, pin, or other delightfully nerdy accessory! 

Three core values guide everything we do: 

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


Have questions about shopping at our online store? Visit our Ordering FAQs page

We host in-person and virtual events for both local, national, and international (thanks to our virtual platform!) authors. Our store values partnering with and supporting local businesses and non-profit organizations with our events whenever possible.

The store is founded, owned, and operated by Renee Becher. Renee has seven years of bookselling experience, four of which she spent managing events. She received her BA in Creative Writing from Colorado State University and is a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute. 

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

May your bookshelf always be crowded!