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Tattered Cover Bookstore

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Address: 2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
Phone Number: 303-322-7727
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Description: A locally owned bookstore and a Colorado landmark, the Tattered Cover...
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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Book Lover's Dream

This is a great little hole in the wall type of store. Like a cross between Half Price Books and Barnes and Noble. Had a great atmosphere. There's a nice little cafe inside where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great little hole in the wall type of store. Like a cross between Half Price Books and Barnes and Noble. Had a great atmosphere. There's a nice little cafe inside where you can grab a snack or coffee with a good book. I really enjoyed it.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is not your run of the mill bookstore. This is an organic book experience. Tattered Cover has a number of locations, but the 16th St. location in the LoDo section of Denver is what bookstore lovers dream about. An historic old building with intimate little spaces to sit and spend time with friends, surrounded by books. I think they... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Another great independent bookshop experience, layout was a little haphazard, but I loved the staff recommends and all the seating available for browsing. Strong selections in a wide variety of genres & a very good children's book section.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Any book lover could spend all day here. What sets it apart is the recommendations strewn throughout the shelves. Not only are there staff picks, they also have reader suggestions and other cards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Every book lover would love this place. A wide range of book and many cute little toys make this place awesome. Also, there are a lot of comfy seats with great lighting. Wish I had one in Foco

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I love a good independent bookstore, and this one did not disappoint. If you're looking for just the kind of indy that will not only carry the books you love, but allow you to stumble upon the ones you've yet to discover, this is the one for you. There are also branches at the Denver airport and Union Station, however... More 

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Williamsburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I have a friend that works here, so when I passed through, went in to see him. Nice bookstore in a converted theater! If you are like our family, we can spend hours in bookstores.

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Tulsa, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

It's crazy stuffed with books, tables, places to read, nooks to hide in. I love it. And I found a great bargain on art books, which they have the biggest selection of--bigger than I've seen almost anywhere else. I wish I'd had more time to spend there. I could have been there for hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Had a few hours to kill, and the short drive to Tattered Cover was definitely worth it. We could've spent all day browsing, honestly. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Nice, quiet atmosphere. Would love to visit again.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It is a hidden and has a wonderful selection. There are plenty places to sit and read, very helpful staff and an opportunity to grab a bite and drink.

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