In 1997, Robbers Roost Books and Beverages opened its doors with two drip coffee makers and a grand total of $500 in books. If our means were limited, our goals were lofty: we wanted to create a welcoming environment focused on the natural and human history of the Wayne County environs. (Plus, we really like to drink good coffee while reading great books!) Much has changed since then. For one thing, we've grown. We now have a full kitchen offering baked goods and a variety of beverages, including coffee drinks and Italian sodas, as well as a large, varied selection of new and used fiction, literary nonfiction and guidebooks about the Colorado Plateau. We also offer handmade gifts, Native American jewelry and baskets, art and art supplies, clothing, and a selection of vintage guitars and mandolins.
But some things have not changed. We remain committed to our original goals of offering quality products and excellent customer service in a unique setting surrounded by the unparalleled red-rock vistas of Torrey, Utah. We like to think we're succeeding. Robbers Roost has been covered in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, Sunset magazine, The Salt Lake Tribune, Catalyst,Via magazine, and the guidebook Utah Underground, which raved, "[This] is an unlikely place to find here in the middle of the high desert. The bookstore-café combo offers a kickback, quiet place to read or sip espresso. ...The book selection reflects a sophisticated, western taste. ...A special place."
Robbers Roost, named after a hideout favored by famous local outlaw Butch Cassidy and his gang, offers a helpful staff of readers, fresh coffee and other beverages, baked goods, and a handpicked variety of diverse books—both classics and new releases that might become your future favorites. We also stock a selection of handmade gifts, art, ceramics, jewelry, vintage guitars, and other items.
Store Location: 185 W. Main, Torrey, UT 84775
Hours: Seasonally from 8 AM - 6 PM
Entrada Institute readings, concerts, and other events scheduled Saturday evening during the summer, usually starting at 7:00 p.m.
Local Farmer's Market with produce, baked goods, artisanal cheeses, and handmade crafts Saturdays at 4:00 p.m., beginning in the late spring and running through October. Please contact us for additional information on special events or check our calendar. Call us at: (435) 425-3265 or email us.