Four decades in, Capitol Hill Books found itself on the brink of closure during the pandemic. In a testament to how passionate this community is about legacy East Colfax Avenue businesses, readers rallied and saved it. So the shop, just across from the Colorado Capitol, carried on, and today continues to offer a wide range of affordably priced used books, from classics to hard-to-find tomes. There's even a mystery box, handpicked by the shop's staff. Although you could — and can — browse here for hours, the store also offers online shopping options. And while Capitol Hill Books is not currently buying used books, it's accepting donations that could help ensure that we all live happily ever after.