Here are some things I love: Harry Potter, chocolate, Bridget Jones, caramel apples, Pride & Prejudice, paper products and kitty cats. Located at 510 Main Street in Park City, Utah, Dolly’s Bookstore has ALL of these things…and more. You see, Dolly’s isn’t simply a bookstore attached to a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. It is a Park City institution, a staple for all visiting skiers, mountain bikers and wake surfers! For over 30 years, Dolly’s has nobly served the Park City community– introducing cats to readers, readers to books and chocolate fudge to dieting Sundance-goers.
I’ve been coming to Utah for 12 years now, and each trip I take must include at least four visits to Dolly’s. If you’ve ever seen “You’ve Got Mail”, Dolly’s is that quintessential little-shop-around-the-corner-bookstore– with an edge. Up to date selections, coupled with old favorites, makes for a constantly evolving selection of books. Interestingly enough, I have always found what I was looking for at Dolly’s. You know that bummer of a feeling? When you really want to support independent bookstores but they don’t have a copy of what you desperately wanted to read? Dolly’s has never failed me on that front.
On our most recent visit, all three Carmichael sisters made some great purchases: Whitney bought Emma Cline’s hit The Girls, Haley picked up the newest Hamilton novel, The Hamilton Affair, and I plunged into the depths of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. (I’m actually headed back to Dolly’s this afternoon to pick out Ransom Rigg’s sequel!)
Trust me when I say, this is one of my Top 3 Favorite Bookstores, and head on over as soon as you get the opportunity! Side note: Dolly’s is where I first discovered the Bella Swan-Edward Cullen love affair.