I'm still open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, weather permitting. Check out this 1989 Cowbelles quilt with La Plata County ranchers cattle brands. Cool!

Happy New Year! I will be closed on New Years Day. Open Sat. Dec.2nd & Sun. Dec. 3rd. Hours 11:00am to 3:00pm

We are still open Friday through Sunday. If you need more information or are looking for something specific, call George at 970-317-5261.
"How is it possible to have a civil war?" George Carlin

Do you like what you see in our photos? Come to SW Book Trader, the originator of the bump-out. If you don't see what you are looking for, be sure to ask George, chances are we have what you want....somewhere! Always authentic vintage, no reproductions. Much more than books. We're still on our C...

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Are you dreading the Dog Days of Summer? Come to SW Book Trader to pick out a good book to read while you chill out in front of your air conditioner! (with a beer, of course) Open this weekend, Friday through Sunday. Lots of vintage & recycled items added each week.

"Good people drink good bee...

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We will be open for the July 4th weekend, Friday through Sunday. No fireworks, but there will be other options that will light your fire! New items added every weekend. Come check it out!

Sunday June 21st. Barbeque with Bukowski! Be sure to stop by Southwest Book Trader to shop for unique & meaningful last minute Father's Day gifts.

"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead" Charles Bukowski


3 months ago
My favorite used book store in town.
- Courtland H
2 years ago
I found the whole experience to be exhilarating! The books were so much more unusual than your typical HPB or thrift store bookshelf. Found a very obscure geology book I've been looking for for ages. Who knew? They have the most extensive and unusual collection. Plus, very willing to negotiate the price.
- Hannah D
a year ago
A wealth of knowledge in this wonderfully unique store. George can find it for you just ask
- Randy R

Used & Rare Books, Antiques and Art

 We have the finest collection of books and ephemera in the 4 corners area , encompassing all styles and subject matters. Everything from nice 1/2 price paperback novels to fine antiquarian 1st edition books. We have also been in the antique and used goods business 33 years dealing in the most interesting "stuff" in the region! Our passion has always been for the unusual, rare, exotic, beautiful, extraordinary and odd items that capture the imagination of all but the most dull minded. We have art, fine crafts, jewelry, outdoor gear, folk art, vintage clothes, cookware, and a world full of collectible objects.  What we don't have is cheap junk that will always end up in a landfill. Come on in and expand your mind and hunt for treasure! Turn off your cell phone and really look around! You might be surprised at what you find! 

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175 East 5th Street
Durango, Colorado 81301
United States

Business Hours

Fri:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sun:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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