Best Literary Survivor Staying Put - 2009
The Hermitage Bookshop
So if print is dead, how has Denver's most venerable antiquarian book dealer managed to hawk his fine leather wares — in upscale Cherry Creek digs, no less — for all these years? Opened in 1973, the Hermitage has survived the rise of amazon.com and the death of countless publishing houses, as well as a stint on one of the less-lovely blocks of East Colfax, and now boasts one of the city's most reliable inventories of first editions, fine art books, Western Americana, military history — and, of course, books on books. Proprietor Robert Topp heads a knowledgeable and friendly staff that keeps true bibliophiles coming back for more.