Capitol Hill Books looks small from the outside, but once inside it is a wonderful labyrinth of shelves and corners, all full with books. One wall is devoted to poetry, and unlike other poetry stores that focus just on older or more traditional poetry, this wall has all types of poetry. Many of the books are rare gems, including a book of poetry by Jim Morrison, the lead vocalist for The Doors. There are books here that fit all types of poetry, and fit every different type of poet. One just needs to sit and uncover the gems that hide in the shelves.
Not only does Capitol Hill Books have numerous treasures, but the books are extremely well –priced. A book of Anne Sexton’s poetry can be found $7.50. Other books were even cheaper, giving people on a tight budget the chance to indulge in some written verse.
This is beauty of shopping for books at local and small book stores. They have books that corporate bookstores will never carry, and the feel of the bookstore carries so much more love and character to it. Capitol Hill Books felt anything but sterile. The spines of all the poetry books have had numerous fingers rub over each letter, trying to find the perfect book. Capitol Hill Books is the perfect stop for any poetry lover in Downtown Denver.