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Tattered Cover Bookstore

Denver, CO 80206
303-322-7727, 1-800-833-9327
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Ranked #1 of 29 Shopping in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Shops, Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: A locally owned bookstore and a Colorado landmark, the Tattered Cover, with three unique locations, offers personal service, an extraordinary selection, coffee shops, extensive newsstands, and author appearances nearly every day. With books, gift cards, games, greeting cards, calendars, literary curious, t-shirts, book bags, and more, the Tattered Cover is a bookstore and much more!
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great old bookstore with a wide selection of books. I enjoyed the staff selections. Great place to rest your feet and browse.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
44 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I wanted to bring back a book on Colorado and my son whom I was visiting suggested we go here. What a place! This is what a bookstore used to be and still should be. Plenty of places where you can sit and check out a book. So many catagories to choose from.....I came away with books for everyone in... More

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Denver, Colorado
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155 reviews 155 reviews
49 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A recent remodel has this beautiful bookstore space significantly reduced, but the quality remains. The LoDo location is in an old warehouse across from the old Rail Station. The café has great coffee (as well as food) and a lovely quiet space to enjoy reading or meeting a friend. The bookstore staff are experienced; there is a great selection of... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

An old timey store with plenty of places to get lost and enjoy a book. Great coffee bar inside with a large choice.

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Topeka, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I spent about 4 hours here while my wife attended a book signing. This was the pinnacle of our 4-day vacation in Denver. There are a few great things about the Tattered Cover. The biggest selling point is all the events and guest speakers. My wife went to see Kim Harrison, who drew a pretty big crowd - easily 60... More

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
55 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A lovely bookstore, a myriad of books both old and new, tucked away on shelves throughout 2 floors, in dimly lit areas, but still findable. Nice cafe too. Found books we were looking for easily.

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Aurora, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This book store showcases an amazing coffee shop in the corner of its retail operations. It is a surprising find. Goodies and baked goods are home made from someone's kitchen.

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Busan, South Korea
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I appreciate that the Tattered Cover is a relatively old independent bookstore in an age of Barnes & Noble and Amazon, and it's in a really nice old building, but I'm not sure what else makes it so special compared to the many other large independents I've been to. While Tattered Cover has a lot of charm, my first visit... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It has a great children's section. My husband and I wanted to get our girls a gift from our trip to Denver so we got them each a book and had them stamped. The staff is very friendly and helpful!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

For a bookstore Tattered Covers is a great place to find yourself, and discover new meaning to life through books. This review is for the location on the 16th street mall in Denver, Colorado. As you walk in, the place is filled with books from floor to ceiling. There are literally a book for every reader here. What is very... More

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