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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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Books, magazine, quiet corners and tables for coffee!

A wonderful multilevel book store, the type that's fast disappearing. Even if you aren't in the market for a book, it's worth a visit, you'll probably find something. The staff is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Lyndon, Vermont
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Lyndon, Vermont
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A wonderful multilevel book store, the type that's fast disappearing. Even if you aren't in the market for a book, it's worth a visit, you'll probably find something. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I really like this place. There are books everywhere of all kinds! Local authors, classic authors, you name it! Lots of bargain books too!

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Twenty years separated the first and last times I visited this store, but my love of it never waned. It is the most authentic, comfortable bookstore. Tons of nooks to plop down in and just read. love it so much!

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Denver CO USA
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29 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Tattered Cover is a Denver institution. For those who still love the look, feel, and smell of books this is the place. Multiple stories to wander through. Nooks and cranes to sit in. Get lost, enjoy, give yourself hours to explore.

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Colorado, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Tattered Cover looks small and unassuming from the outside, but wow! What an amazing gem! Big bookstore with books for every age! We went to a book signing event for my daughter's favorite author and had a blast!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Each time we come to Denver, we make a special effort to stop in at the Tattered Cover. We've been to the one on East Colfax, and the one on 16th St. -- the 16th St. one, in LoDo, is my personal favorite, just because of the ambiance of the fireplace, wood shelves, the upstairs, and the dizzying variety of... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I found this because I'm a huge bookstore nerd and lucky for me so is my brother. This bookstore is huge! But everything is very easy to find and there are also bargain books everywhere. They also have a list of the top-selling books at the current time as well as a list of the staff's picks in case you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

As a book lover and a former employee at an independent bookstore, Tattered Cover Bookstore may just be heaven on Earth. There are couches and comfy chairs to sit in and relax for a bit, and there is such a wide variety of books that you are bound to find what you are looking for. The wide variety also lends... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stopped here when passing through Denver on our way home from vacation. FYI, sort of tough to find parking, but there are spots around back and a back entrance. Loved the recommendations shelf, as well as the many recommendation tabs placed all over the store! This is a beautiful place, with lots of sections, and plenty of nooks for reading.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Definitely a place for us. Could spend hours looking at books here. Beautiful space and library feel. Kids loved the middle school section.

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