We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Perfect place for book lovers

I came across this shop on a walk and I'm so glad I did. They have a wonderful selection of not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
Great independent bookstore

Popped our heads in here, as I love independent booksellers of all stripes and make it a point to... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
New York
Read all 287 reviews
All photos (54)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“book store”(30 reviews)
“book lovers”(16 reviews)
“love books”(16 reviews)
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
2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206-1411
+1 303-322-7727
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Denver
from $40.00
More Info
from $32.49
More Info
from $55.00
More Info
from $55.00
More Info
Reviews (287)
Filter reviews
276 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews book store book lovers love books independent book book signing wooden floors book selection children's books great selection of books comfy chairs staff recommendations denver institution street mall children's area a great place to spend for sale few hours
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 276 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

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
Thank William H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed October 24, 2018

I fell in love with this place. There are four in the Denver area and we had to see two of them (this one and the one in Littleton - free parking!). Denver has a lot of meters for parking so it's not my favorite,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank clrichter
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I spent 2 hours wandering around and I could have done it all day. A great old-fashioned bookstore that is loaded to the rafters with unique and current books. Several racks had great bargains which I indulged myself.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hans M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I went here looking for a particular, obscure book. while they didn't have it, the staff was extremely helpful with suggestions as to where else I might look. Book shelfs are well organized and it was easy to find other books I was looking for,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank joannea392
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

I have loved Tattered Cover Book Store, from its incarnation in Cherry Creek to its current flagship store on Colfax Avenue. From its owner Len, to book buyer Daron, to Allie and Mikaley for events, it is truly a gem. Knowledgeable staff, caring professionals who...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank A W
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We visited on the night of a Harry Potter extravaganza, which was a 5-bubble experience. Without the HP night fun, it still would have been a 4-bubble visit. Extensive book selection, lots of reading spots to nestle in, helpful staff, great area for kids and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mandy V
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Stopped in to find an out of print book series. The staff were super helpful in looking in the store, looking up in their database and then even calling another store to see if they had them. They have friendly atmosphere, a great selection. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Captain_AmeriDad
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 167 nearby hotels
Nativ Hotel
79 reviews
.06 miles away
The Oxford Hotel
1,266 reviews
.09 miles away
The Crawford Hotel
1,191 reviews
.11 miles away
Kimpton Hotel Born
237 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,482 nearby restaurants
113 reviews
.08 miles away
Blue Sushi Sake Grill
208 reviews
.03 miles away
The Kitchen
607 reviews
.05 miles away
Lucky Pie
211 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 725 nearby attractions
Union Station
2,755 reviews
.10 miles away
The Wynkoop
51 reviews
.18 miles away
MCA Denver
94 reviews
.19 miles away
Regional Transport District
18 reviews
.15 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Tattered Cover Bookstore staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Travel Forum Posts
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|
Response fromalli|
Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
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.