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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...more
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2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206-1411
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My goodness. This place has it all and I mean it does have it all. Any book, choice seating, helpful staff, a coffee bar, and more awaits the person who wanders inside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I make it a point to find local bookstores wherever I travel and this was my choice in Denver. It was worth the visit. It wasn't too big to be overwhelming and large enough to have options. I went with my mom and we both...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Erin M
Reviewed January 9, 2019

The best bookstore in the Denver! They have everything you need here and plenty of couches and chairs to read your books in. It's a wonderful place. Lots of books for all ages and a great kid section too to keep your kids entertained.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank MrsButterfield
Reviewed January 6, 2019

This was a must see on our tour of Denver. No pressure to buy anything, great environment to relax and read. Grab a cup of coffee you will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank rsmead13
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

This is a classic bookstore which is perfect for browsing. The atmosphere is conducive to searching for and perusing books; and rather like being in a library the customers tend to speak very quietly. The coffee shop adds to the delight of relaxing with a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Y9506WFronalds
Reviewed December 28, 2018

I was visiting Denver with girlfriends for a run, we visited this store 3 times during out stay! The staff was helpful and what a great place to browse. I bought a few books and a puzzle plus some gifts.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lesley G
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Sales legend wrote Foreword to my book. No respect was shown. Wouldn't let me come to discuss book signings. I am a local author. 15 LinkedIn "influencers" contributed to my book with quotes, comments, stories and perspectives. Local authors are made to feel 2nd rate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank William H
Reviewed November 9, 2018

I came across this shop on a walk and I'm so glad I did. They have a wonderful selection of not only books, but also postcards and other little gifts. I ended up treating myself to several good finds, and I had a lovely conversation...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank notquitelost
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Popped our heads in here, as I love independent booksellers of all stripes and make it a point to frequent their shops when in town. Great selection, a knowledgeable staff and a fantastic kids section made this a nice stop when touring LoDo. Looking forward...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MKB1701
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We visit one (or more) of these fine independent bookstores whenever we are in Denver. On our most recent trip, we actually visited two - the one on Colfax (the only one listed on Tripadvisor) and the one down in Littleton at the Aspen Grove...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lpinto
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Trip report - thank you all experts (3 Replies)
A short trip report from a 57-y-old mom and a 15-y-old girl We had a wonderful five days in Denver, thanks to all experts help. Along with a big thank you, I would like to leave a brief trip report We stayed 5 days, two for a conference - which left us only three "tourist" days. We chose Homewood Suites, and it was a good decision. We were granted an early checkin - much appreciated, wonderful free breakfast, good internet, even free happy hour wine/snacks. Great location, next to 16th...More
August 22, 2015|
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
travel.mella
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Denver This Weekend! (6 Replies)
We're planning an impromptu trip to Denver, driving from Santa Fe on Friday. We've never been to Denver... Recommendations for dinner/movie/easy family evening on Friday night? We'll arrive around 6pm, I think. We're surprising our 9-year-old with a day at Water World (eeek!) on Saturday. Please recommend a relaxed and peaceful site for dinner ($20/person goal) on Saturday night... Sunday morning, we'd like to spend a couple of hours at Tattered Cover Bookstore - 16th or Colfax?...More
July 08, 2009|
Response frommisspWestSlope_CO|
Where are you staying? I think Friday night I'd pick up pizza or have it delivered to the hotel (or Chinese, or pick up deli sandwiches) and order a pay-per view movie after hitting the hot tub/pool.