Here’s a perfect stocking stuffer idea for your book-loving friends, with a local twist.
The new book “Behind the Green Vest” delves into the story of local retail legend McGuckin Hardware, from roots in 18th-century immigrant builders and merchants, to the store’s proud role in putting satellites in high-earth orbit. From its humble beginnings to the current 60,000 square feet of space with more than 200,000 items offered for sale, this book captures the stories, lore and legends that make McGuckin Hardware such a cherished part of our community.
It’s also a tale of how an independent business can defy naysayers, fend off online mega-retailers, and still remain true to their community values.
“Behind the Green Vest” is holiday-priced at just $19.97 per copy and available at the Daily Camera, 2500 55th St., Suite 210, Boulder; Times-Call, 1860 Industrial Circle, Suite E, Longmont; McGuckin Hardware, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; and the Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder. The book can also be purchased online at