3 Peaks Photography & Design

Colorado Springs Then and Now
Celebrating 150 Years

Member of the Colorado Authors League

Books available at the following locations in the Colorado Springs area. You can also order online below.

1350 Distilling - 520 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs

Hooked on Books - 3918 Maizeland Rd and 10 E. Bijou, Colorado Springs

Visit COS Vistor Center - 515 S. Cascade, Colorado Springs

Poor Richard's Bookstore - 320 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs

Cacao Chemistry Chocolatier - 109 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs

Art Etc. - 18 E. Rio Grande, Colorado Springs

Covered Treasures Bookstore - 105 2nd Street, Monument, CO

Academy Art and Frame Company - 7560 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs

A Likely Story Bookshop - 24 E. Rio Grande, Colorado Springs

Books for You - 1737 S. 8th Street, Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Gift Shop - 215 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs

Terra Verde Boutique - 208 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods Trading Post - 324 Beckers Lane, Manitou Springs, CO

Scroll down to see a list of events, artist talks and book signings.

About Colorado Springs Then and Now

Hardcover, coffee table book, 195 pages, including 75 pairs of "then and now" photos

Photographer's notes section with comments on all photos.

Introduction by Mike Pach

Forewords by Mayor John Suthers, Matt Maberrry (Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum) and John Spears/Brett Lobello (Pikes Peak Library District)

What People are Saying about Colorado Springs Then and Now

This book is Mike Pach’s labor of love, an homage to his adopted hometown. What began as a casual idea in 2016 blossomed into a nearly two-year undertaking that demanded so much of his talent and perseverance. Not only has Mike chronicled the past 150 years in Colorado Springs, he’s encapsulated life as it looked in 2020 and 2021, which will give our descendants an enlightening glimpse into life during the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’ve lived in Colorado Springs a year, a decade or your entire life, you’ll learn something fascinating about this city and the people who built it — and the people who make it special today. Thanks to Mike’s dogged determination to tell these stories through images and words, you’ll never again look at Colorado Springs the same way. Enjoy! ~ Rhonda Van Pelt, editor

I just want to let you know that your book is AWESOME! I browsed through it last night and saw that this was a true labor of love and an unabashed celebration of Colorado Springs. It’s also a loving gift not just to the city but to all of us who live here! I confess to having had a visceral, almost tearful, reaction looking at the photos and reading the history behind them. It really was eye opening to see some of the stark differences between then and now, and some of the similarities, as well. Thank you, Mike. THANK YOU. ~ Linda Kittiel

I’m super glad to get my copy into my hands! The book looks awesome and you have a lot to be proud of! The photos are stunning, the accompanying narration is informative, and notes for each photo at the back of the book give some insight into how hard you had to work to get this project done. Great job. ~ Bob Falcone

This book is absolutely one of the best gifts I've ever received!! ~ Barbara Adams


Purchase Your Copy Today!

COS 150 Then and Now Book ($75) plus sales tax for pickup
COS 150 Then and Now Book ($75) plus sales tax and shipping inside the US


COS 150 Then and Now Exhibit

See photos from the exhibit opening

Exhibit Schedule

Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, now through August 31, 2021

Penrose Library - September 2021

Gold Hill Mesa - October/November 2021

Art 111 - December 2021

Colorado Springs Airport, East Library, Sand Creek Library and Local Relic in 2022, Dates TBD


Books Signings, Artist Talks and Events

Learn more about the project and purchase a copy of the book at these events

September 4-6 - Commonwheel Arts Festival, Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, 10 am - 5 pm


Watch Jamey Hasting's incredible documentary film that captures the essence of my work.

Colorado Springs Then and Now: Celebrating 150 Years from Jamey Hastings on Vimeo.


Watch the amazing music video to Marcelle's Your Colorado Home, which is available on major streaming services.

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