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Tattered Cover Bookstore

Denver, CO 80206
303-322-7727, 1-800-833-9327
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Ranked #1 of 27 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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colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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255 reviews 255 reviews
79 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was a gem in the visit to the big city. I loved the way the store just oozed charm and felt so welcoming. The idea that some place could compete with the "big name" stores is very much what gives this place its charm. From the moment I walked in, I felt as if I was at home. The... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Decided to stop in during walk just out of curiosity. This bookstore has a lot of historical character. It is great for exploring, browsing and reading. One of the staff was binding a book and took time to explain and share the process. It was near closing, but the staff was patient and did not rush me. Simply AWESOME.

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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96 reviews 96 reviews
35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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