Lithic Bookstore & Galley celebrates grand opening |

Lithic Bookstore & Galley celebrates grand opening

Brittany Markert
Lithic Bookstore & Gallery, located at 138 S. Park Square, #202, in Fruita will host a grand opening on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15.
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WHAT: Lithic Bookstore & Gallery grand opening

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15

WHERE: 138 S. Park Square, #202, Fruita

COST: Free


Kyle Harvey and Danny Rosen met several years ago and started Lithic Press, an independent publishing company based in Fruita.

It has published several books of local and regional poets and writers. Now, they have expanded operations with a bookstore located at 138 S. Park Square, #202 in Fruita.

A grand opening celebration is set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15.

The event will include speakers, live music, poetry readings and complimentary drinks. It is free and open to the public.

Friday, Aug. 14, from 3-5 p.m. Jennifer Hancock, David Rothman, and Wendy Videlock will have a discussion on modernist poetry.

At 7 p.m., several poets will read work from “Going Down Grand: Poems from the Canyon,” which is Lithic Press’s latest release.

Saturday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. additional readings, music and art will be featured.

Lithic Bookstore & Gallery will not only sell Lithic Press’s books, but also several other books from regional writers. The pair hope to host poetry readings, speakers on geology, science, writing and more. They also will feature local art which focuses on geology, science and astronomy.

“We are wanting this space to continue to morph,” Harvey said. “We hope to touch on what a museum might do — host educational experiences with workshops. It’s going to be as much as it is a bookstore just as much as an art space.”

Lithic will bring in a printing press as well to make hand-made, small print projects including books, posters, postcards and greeting cards.

“We are excited to be building what we hope is a vibrant bookstore infused with art, science and ideas,” Rosen said. “There are lots of people from all walks of life that can start talking about the same thing no matter what kind of lives they may live. We hope to do that here.”

Harvey hopes those conversations will happen at their bookstore.

“We want this to be a place where people come and hang out and have conversations, sort of like a literary salon,” Rosen added.

To learn more about Lithic Press, visit

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