|Trident Booksellers & Cafe is this year’s Boulder Fringe Central, where you can come during the days of the festival (11am - 4pm) for tickets and information. Look for our table out back in the outdoor Sandbox Theater, which is also one of our seven festival venues. Trident has been a part of the Fringe since the very beginning, and we are so excited to partner with them once more!
Established in 1979, Trident is the oldest coffee shop in not only the state, but the whole Rocky Mountain region. Before Starbucks could be found at every turn, and back when espresso machines were a distant rumor, Trident acquired one and learned how to use it from a traveling Italian military member who frequented the shop (such a fun fact!). Trident has been a Boulder staple and community gathering place for almost 40 years, supporting other local businesses and causes, and committed to sustainability. Trident gets its direct trade coffee locally at Dragonfly Roasters in North Boulder, and they are very proud that their tea comes directly from China, India and Taiwan, the most extensive and high quality selection outside of California, Seattle and New York.
Trident has an impressive selection of both new and used books all at reasonable prices. Their emphasis on art, religion, culture, poetry and literature has been influenced by Trident’s Buddhists roots and connections with both Naropa University and University of Colorado Boulder. Along with literary offerings in their bookshop, Trident also has a lovely selection of cards and journals.
The Sandbox Theater is a more recent addition to the colorful offerings at Trident, and is located directly behind the building (you can access it from inside or go around back to access from the alley). It’s an outdoor, covered area, with cafe-style seating, a fountain garden and there’s even a sandbox for the kids! About five years ago, they eased into turning the space into a performing arts venue, by adding a stage and technical equipment. In the summer, they have music Thursdays through Saturdays, and on Sundays they show free movies. Tuesday is chess night - so there’s a little something for everyone.
We hope you will not only stop by Trident during the 13th annual Fringe Festival (August 16 - 27), but hang out often, enjoy a pastry, hot or cold beverage (including wine and beer)! It’s conveniently located at 940 Pearl Street in downtown Boulder. For more information about Trident Booksellers & Cafe, check their website, www.tridentcafe.com.
We at the Fringe would like to thank everyone at Trident for their continued support. Here's to yet another year of collaboration, community partnership and supporting independent art!