“Bringing People and Books Together Since 1971”
Tattered Cover is a large indie bookstore and cafe with the cozy feel and comfort of smaller bookshops, furnished with comfortable sofas and overstuffed chairs and and a world-class newsstand. We sell new and used books, in addition to crisp pre-discounted bargain editions. We are a Denver institution, a community gathering place, and an experience you can't download. The Tattered Cover has a long history of hosting LIVE author events, averaging over 400 authors, illustrators, and public figures each year. Owner Joyce Meskis is one of the guiding forces of independent bookselling in the country and a stubborn advocate for the rights of readers, literacy and free expression in America. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards for intellectual freedom including the William J. Brennan, Jr. Award for the Protection of Free Expression given by the Thomas Jefferson Center in Washington D.C.; the PEN/Newman First Amendment Award from the PEN American Center in New York; The Privacy International Brandeis Award; the American Library Association Award for Free Expression; and The Author’s Guild of America Award for Distinguished Service to the Literary Community. She is also the recipient of the distinguished Service Award for outstanding Achievement and Exceptional Service to the Denver Metropolitan Area from the University of Colorado Board of Regents. Joyce is the founder of the Colorado Freedom of Expression Foundation, and she recently retired after 7 years as the director of the Publishing Institute at The University of Denver.
Very similar to other large independent bookstores in other large cities, but definitely worth a stop for book lovers! [went in 2017]
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Tattered Cover Book Store - Historic LoDo
- Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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