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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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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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When coming to Denver to visit family, I have to make time to come to this quaint and cozy place!! My husband usually sits and does computer stuff while I roam the rooms to find... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Clarkston, Michigan
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Clarkston, Michigan
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When coming to Denver to visit family, I have to make time to come to this quaint and cozy place!! My husband usually sits and does computer stuff while I roam the rooms to find bargains and special gifts. They have an awesome selection of greetings cards and quirky gifts! Of course, enjoying a latte and healthy snack from café... More 

Thank mfrommichigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love bookstores and could have spent hours here! A great selection of books, and lots of nooks and crannies to explore. Enjoy!

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I am in Denver I have to make a stop (at least one!0 during my stay at this book store. Beautiful setting ( w. very comfortable sitting areas ). The staff is very friendly and helpful. There is also a small coffee shop (sandwiches, salads and beverages) (I just miss their second floor which is today closed) To... More 

Thank clouseau_7
Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is a must if you are a bibliophile. So many books so little time!!! But take there time to go here. Huge old time bookstore. A gem in Denver.

Thank jeri638
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This is a wonderful bookstore. The store also has other locations: at the Denver Airport in A concourse (maybe other concourse too); in the Union Train Station in downtown Denver; their location on the 16th St Mall (this is the one I always go to). I love this bookstore. Great selection of books, incredible selection of magazines, author lectures and... More 

Thank Kathy P
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Independent bookstores are some of the best out there, and Tattered Cover does not disappoint. I typically go and browse all sections to read reviews--staff reviews. These tend to give a sense how well their staff is vested in what they do. I bought a YA book for my daughter (well, me, too!). When I checked out, the cashier said... More 

Thank sallynelson123
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Great bookstore with coffee shop inside. We went on a Sunday and it was bustling! Great place to get unique gifts as well. Definitely a fun spot! A must see for Kerouac lovers.

Thank Felecia C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

If you are a bookworm or just in need of some downtime during your trip, Tattered Cover is an ideal location. The depth and breath of their collection is remarkable and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable.

Thank Margaret B
Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Old fashioned, relaxing atmosphere, where you can get lost in your thoughts while browsing through the many good titles.

Thank Andrea M
Queen Creek, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Note - this is not their only location - there is a location at the airport in terminal C. (Oh I wish I'd known that earlier!) We are so glad we visited the Tattered Cover Bookstore in downtown Denver. We stayed for 2 hours and could have easily stayed longer. There are lots of comfortable places to sit and browse... More 

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