Keeping Boulder’s beat: Tom Peters’ beat book shop a local literary fixture

Beat Book Shop in Boulder

Walking through the open door of the beat book shop — yes, all lowercase, and, yes, always open — two things are immediately brought to your attention.

First, from floor to ceiling stand walls of books; some leather-bound, others wrapped in bright paper, all used and awaiting new readers.

The second, as inseparable from the shop as its used books and records, is owner Tom Peters, who bears a striking resemblance to actor/comedian Billy Connolly. There’s a pleasant originality that wafts through the air, mixing with the aroma of well-kept, old books and the sound of good music.

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