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Tattered Cover Bookstore

Denver, CO 80206
303-322-7727, 1-800-833-9327
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Ranked #1 of 28 Shopping in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Busan, South Korea
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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
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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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Colorado
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220 reviews 220 reviews
34 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We love visiting old bookstores in our travels. And, this is one of our favorites. In fact, it's a toss up between Tattered Covers in Denver and Powell's in Portland, Oregon. If you're in the area, it's definitely worth the time to come grab a coffee or tea and a good book and sit a spell.

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colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a 3 story bookstore in an old old building that has just the greatest atmosphere. There are plenty of nooks to sit down with a book and get lost. Speaking of getting lost, the store is so big and rambling, that is a possibility. There are plenty of sale bins, great decorations, coffee. This bookstore is really a... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I like to find used book stores whenever I travel, hunting for gems I may not find back home in CT. Several people recommended Tattered Covers. I shopped at the Colfax location, which is in an old theater. The layout is excellent, incorporating the details of the old building into the store's ambiance. One reading area, which must have been... More

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you are a connoisseur then you will be familiar with the elite list I place the Tattered Cover in: Powell's Books Portland. Strand Bookstore NYC. Title Wave Books, Anchorage. From the knowledgeable staff, the wonderful space and comfy chairs to spend a few hours soaking up the sounds and smells of printed books and magazines, Tattered Cover is top... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Independent, locally owned bookshop. They make buying a book into an experience so that even die-hard e-reader fans will come out with something. Staff are friendly and helpful. They organize the books very well so that you might end up with a staff recommendation or a locally authored book. They hold events with authors regularly. They have an excellent newspaper... More

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Trinidad
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95 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We happened up on the Tattered Cover book store when my husband went to see if Union Station was yet re-opened after its renovations. It wasn’t, but I was glad that it was steps away from this lovely bookstore in the LoDo area! The building itself is historic, having been the thriving Morey Mercantile building from 1884 to the early... More

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Denver, Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

What a trip to a local book store should be. Though all the stores are new - they feel like the 40s. I choose to pay a little extra for a book just to keep the experience alive. Very knowledgeable employees are ready to help!

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