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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Colorado, United States
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Colorado, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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15 attraction reviews
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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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17 attraction reviews
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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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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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

On the 16th street Mall in downtown Denver. It's unique. They have several locations throughout the Denver metro area. This was my first visit. They have the same selection you would find at the big store, just not the quantity. They staff seems to be more friendly too.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The Tattered Cover smells exactly like a bookstore should smell and looks exactly like one should look. Vintage seating, wood floors, stacks of books and paraphernalia, even a little coffee shop. It's everything you could want with a lovely personality to boot. We visit it on a yearly basis at least, but really always make it a point to stop... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Essentially what you have here is the perfect bookstore. Not a mega-chain, coffee and snacks available for purchase, big tufted leather chairs, best-sellers and obscure authors both, creaky old wooden floors, knowledgeable staff...You get the feeling you are wandering a neighborhood library. There is a local section and a Sustainability section, and of course a bargain/used section if you are... More 

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dallas
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38 helpful votes 38 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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