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The best way to experience all that the Read Queen Bookstore & Cafe offers is to come visit us in person.  Enjoy a walkthrough of our store to learn more of what we are all about.


The best way to experience all that the Read Queen Bookstore & Cafe offers is to come visit us in person.  Enjoy a walkthrough of our store to learn more of what we are all about.


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Our Cafe is Perfect Any Time of Day! Whether you have a favorite or are adventurous and want to try something new, our Cafe has the perfect beverage for you!

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Our Cafe is Perfect Any Time of Day! Whether you have a favorite or are adventurous and want to try something new, our Cafe has the perfect beverage for you!

SEE OUR MENU HERE

What’s in a name?

“So, how do you pronounce ‘Read Queen’ – is it ‘Red‘ Queen or ‘Reed‘ Queen?”

Well, just as the Queen herself says:

“I love to read, the Queen she said, and in so doing I am well read.”

So the pronunciation is ‘red’ as a book must be ‘read’ in order to be a used book. It’s also an homage to The Red Queen of Lewis Carroll’s classic Through the Looking-Glass (the follow up to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), two of our favorite books.

In a quote all too fitting to our current times, Carroll’s Red Queen says “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!

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23 hours ago
The Read Queen Bookstore & Cafe

Results are in!!!! Woman of Light by Colorado author, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, will be our RQ Book Club Book of July!! This will be held at 6PM-8PM in the Queen’s Lounge on Friday, July 22nd. Book club books are always 15% off. Enjoy reading#bookclubo#thereadqueenbookstorek#rqbookclubo#WomanOfLightf#bookstagramt#OldTownLafayettea#julybookl#independentbookstorek#womanownedbusinesss#indiebookse#indiebookstorek#womeninbusinesssiness ... See MoreSee Less

Results are in!!!! Woman of Light by Colorado author, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, will be our RQ Book Club Book of July!! This will be held at 6PM-8PM in the Queen’s Lounge on Friday, July 22nd. Book club books are always 15% off. Enjoy reading!!! 

#bookclub #thereadqueenbookstore #rqbookclub #womanoflight #bookstagram #oldtownlafayette #julybook #independentbookstore #womanownedbusiness #indiebooks #indiebookstore #womeninbusiness
3 days ago
The Read Queen Bookstore & Cafe

Staff Pick: Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins – from Barb
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Take a trip to a remote tropical island in the South Pacific with this week’s Staff Pick, Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins. The latest release from the author of The Wife Upstairs, this thriller has serious vibes of The Beach by Alex Garland and The Lord of the Flies.
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Welcome to paradise, a remote island for a great off-the-grid vacation adventure. But things turn sinister, tensions are high, and not everyone is going to make it off the isla#bookstagram##bookrecommendationso#staffpicks #recklessgirlsecklessgirls
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Staff Pick: Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins – from Barb
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Take a trip to a remote tropical island in the South Pacific with this week’s Staff Pick, Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins. The latest release from the author of The Wife Upstairs, this thriller has serious vibes of The Beach by Alex Garland and The Lord of the Flies.
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Welcome to paradise, a remote island for a great off-the-grid vacation adventure. But things turn sinister, tensions are high, and not everyone is going to make it off the island alive.
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#bookstagram #bookrecommendations #staffpicks #recklessgirls
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Results are in!!!! Woman of Light by Colorado author, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, will be our RQ Book Club Book of July!! This will be held at 6PM-8PM in the Queen’s Lounge on Friday, July 22nd. Book club books are always 15% off. Enjoy reading!!!

#bookclub #thereadqueenbookstore #rqbookclub #womanoflight #bookstagram #oldtownlafayette #julybook #independentbookstore #womanownedbusiness #indiebooks #indiebookstore #womeninbusiness
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Staff Pick: Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins – from Barb
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Take a trip to a remote tropical island in the South Pacific with this week’s Staff Pick, Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins. The latest release from the author of The Wife Upstairs, this thriller has serious vibes of The Beach by Alex Garland and The Lord of the Flies.
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Welcome to paradise, a remote island for a great off-the-grid vacation adventure. But things turn sinister, tensions are high, and not everyone is going to make it off the island alive.
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#bookstagram #bookrecommendations #staffpicks #recklessgirls
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RQ Book Club and a Meet the Author event this Friday, June 24th!
Come meet Author Stacy Gold at 5pm
RQ Book Club at 6pm will discuss her book, Wild at Heart, in the Lounge
https://stacygold.com/events/
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#localauthors #thereadqueenbookstore #lafayetteco #lafayettecolorado #louisvilleco #louisvillecolorado #boulderco #eriecolorado #broomfieldcolorado #oldtownlafayettecolorado #whatmakeslafayettegreat #lafayetterocks #shopindiebookstores #bookstore #smallbusiness #bookclub #wildatheart #authorstacygold
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The Queen's Lounge will be closed Saturday & Sunday (June 18-19) for a little renovation project!
The Bookstore will remain OPEN for regular awesomeness. Thanks and Happy Father's Day!
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Staff Pick: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski – from Konner
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House of Leaves is a truly unique book with madman formatting about an ever-changing house and the man obsessed within. It will test your patience and make you feel lost in a labyrinth.
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#bookstagram #bookrecommendations #staffpicks #houseofleaves #markzdanielewski
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Emergency landing on Sunday! No injuries, just an awesome, enormous event! So cool to witness and thanks for the great photo, Jane Sprague! ...

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23 hours ago
The Read Queen Bookstore & Cafe

Results are in!!!! Woman of Light by Colorado author, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, will be our RQ Book Club Book of July!! This will be held at 6PM-8PM in the Queen’s Lounge on Friday, July 22nd. Book club books are always 15% off. Enjoy reading#bookclubo#thereadqueenbookstorek#rqbookclubo#WomanOfLightf#bookstagramt#OldTownLafayettea#julybookl#independentbookstorek#womanownedbusinesss#indiebookse#indiebookstorek#womeninbusinesssiness ... See MoreSee Less

Results are in!!!! Woman of Light by Colorado author, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, will be our RQ Book Club Book of July!! This will be held at 6PM-8PM in the Queen’s Lounge on Friday, July 22nd. Book club books are always 15% off. Enjoy reading!!! 

#bookclub #thereadqueenbookstore #rqbookclub #womanoflight #bookstagram #oldtownlafayette #julybook #independentbookstore #womanownedbusiness #indiebooks #indiebookstore #womeninbusiness
3 days ago
The Read Queen Bookstore & Cafe

Staff Pick: Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins – from Barb
-
Take a trip to a remote tropical island in the South Pacific with this week’s Staff Pick, Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins. The latest release from the author of The Wife Upstairs, this thriller has serious vibes of The Beach by Alex Garland and The Lord of the Flies.
-
Welcome to paradise, a remote island for a great off-the-grid vacation adventure. But things turn sinister, tensions are high, and not everyone is going to make it off the isla#bookstagram##bookrecommendationso#staffpicks #recklessgirlsecklessgirls
... See MoreSee Less

Staff Pick: Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins – from Barb
-
Take a trip to a remote tropical island in the South Pacific with this week’s Staff Pick, Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins. The latest release from the author of The Wife Upstairs, this thriller has serious vibes of The Beach by Alex Garland and The Lord of the Flies.
-
Welcome to paradise, a remote island for a great off-the-grid vacation adventure. But things turn sinister, tensions are high, and not everyone is going to make it off the island alive.
-
#bookstagram #bookrecommendations #staffpicks #recklessgirls
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Results are in!!!! Woman of Light by Colorado author, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, will be our RQ Book Club Book of July!! This will be held at 6PM-8PM in the Queen’s Lounge on Friday, July 22nd. Book club books are always 15% off. Enjoy reading!!!

#bookclub #thereadqueenbookstore #rqbookclub #womanoflight #bookstagram #oldtownlafayette #julybook #independentbookstore #womanownedbusiness #indiebooks #indiebookstore #womeninbusiness
...

32 1

Staff Pick: Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins – from Barb
-
Take a trip to a remote tropical island in the South Pacific with this week’s Staff Pick, Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins. The latest release from the author of The Wife Upstairs, this thriller has serious vibes of The Beach by Alex Garland and The Lord of the Flies.
-
Welcome to paradise, a remote island for a great off-the-grid vacation adventure. But things turn sinister, tensions are high, and not everyone is going to make it off the island alive.
-
#bookstagram #bookrecommendations #staffpicks #recklessgirls
...

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RQ Book Club and a Meet the Author event this Friday, June 24th!
Come meet Author Stacy Gold at 5pm
RQ Book Club at 6pm will discuss her book, Wild at Heart, in the Lounge
https://stacygold.com/events/
.
.

#localauthors #thereadqueenbookstore #lafayetteco #lafayettecolorado #louisvilleco #louisvillecolorado #boulderco #eriecolorado #broomfieldcolorado #oldtownlafayettecolorado #whatmakeslafayettegreat #lafayetterocks #shopindiebookstores #bookstore #smallbusiness #bookclub #wildatheart #authorstacygold
...

20 2

The Queen's Lounge will be closed Saturday & Sunday (June 18-19) for a little renovation project!
The Bookstore will remain OPEN for regular awesomeness. Thanks and Happy Father's Day!
...

39 0

Staff Pick: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski – from Konner
-
House of Leaves is a truly unique book with madman formatting about an ever-changing house and the man obsessed within. It will test your patience and make you feel lost in a labyrinth.
-
#bookstagram #bookrecommendations #staffpicks #houseofleaves #markzdanielewski
...

22 0

Emergency landing on Sunday! No injuries, just an awesome, enormous event! So cool to witness and thanks for the great photo, Jane Sprague! ...

253 9