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Tattered Cover Bookstore

Denver, CO 80206
303-322-7727, 1-800-833-9327
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Ranked #1 of 25 shopping in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Shops, Shops
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: A locally owned bookstore and a Colorado landmark, the Tattered Cover, with three unique locations, offers personal service, an extraordinary... more » 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! « less
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I miss bookstores. While I am sure I have had a hand in their general demise, between online purchases and my Kindle, there is something about an actual bookstore, and being able to hold books, open them, feel their weight, find things I did not know about. If I lived in Denver, I would make regular pilgrimages to this wonderful... More

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

If I lived in Denver, I would probably work from Tattered's coffee shop every day of the week. The coffee they serve is fantastic and the atmosphere is great for reading, working and meeting up with friends. This bookstore is very unique in its design and book selection. If you are even somewhat of literature-geek, you need to stop by.

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Detroit, Michigan
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It was recommended that I place a visit to this establishment. I am really glad I did. They have many unique features that place this bookstore way above any that I have been in. They have way more titles and the atmosphere is great. it has been in businees for over forty years.

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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

High ceilings, old wood floors that creak and smell good. This blessedly indie bookstore has been in operation in Denver for more than 40 years. This location is at the northern end of the 16th street pedestrian mall in Downtown Denver. I don't know that this place has every title you might ever want, but a visit to this store... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you enjoy a bit of atmosphere with your book browsing, stop, browse, relax. Busy lives can be enriched by holding a good book and reading. Technology is great, but there is something about the act of holding and flipping the pages. This is a fun place to do just that.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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237 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

If you love bookstores, you have to stop here-the LoDo branch, especially. The building is pretty old and neat, and the selection is great. You will definitely find something here.

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Denver
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

you will adore this bookstore. It's just creaky-floored enough, just dingy enough to give you the historic Denver feel, but look beyond the organized clutter and saggy couches to see the beauty of the contents. It's more than a bookstore. It's a coffee shop, a gift shop, a place to spend a day without anyone finding you. There are two... More

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Canmore, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is one of my favorite bookshops of all time. In an age of big box places like Barnes & Noble and Chapters - environments without soul - we should celebrate the independent book sellers who actually make an effort to create a true experience. Each time I visit The Tattered Cover I not only find something new, I leave... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Independent store, knowledgeable staff, browsing encouraged, chairs for reading, soft light...all that I adore in a great bookstore. They have a bit of everything, with used books interspersed with new. They had three different versions of Gilgamesh; don't find that in most bookstores, even independent ones. A must visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

There are such great books and the ambiance is amazing. Even though its a chain, it remains personable and keeps the small business feel. It is a truly great bookstore.

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