May 16, 2022

LA Times: “At 10,000 Feet in Colorado’s Rockies, a Library Takes Shape, Blending Nature and Books”

From The Los Angeles Times:

Jeff Lee and his wife, Ann Martin, have worked at the Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver for years, quietly nursing a dream that seemed far beyond their reach.

Avid lovers of books and nature, they conspired to marry the two in a
vast library woven into the Western landscape — a literary refuge where patrons could spend the night among the books, attend lectures and maybe catch a trout.

Books are powerful tools that help us understand the world around us,” Lee said. “And we wanted to help people form a connection to the land.

The nascent Rocky Mountain Land Library sits 10,000 feet above sea level in an emerald valley studded with snowy peaks 60 miles southwest of Denver. Majestic Reinecker Ridge runs behind the 1,500-acre ranch while the Middle Fork of the South Platte River tumbles along the edge.”

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See Also: A 2010 Photo Esssay About the Library Also Published in the LA Times

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