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Tattered Cover Bookstore

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Address: 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206-1411
Phone Number: 303-322-7727

A locally owned bookstore and a Colorado landmark, the Tattered Cover, with...

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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Excellent Downtown Denver Bookstore!

Stopped by the Tattered Cover, and my wife and I were not disappointed. I really enjoyed the layout of the store, as everything was on one floor. They have all your typical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Matt A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped by the Tattered Cover, and my wife and I were not disappointed. I really enjoyed the layout of the store, as everything was on one floor. They have all your typical genres of books available, and it's definitely worth a stop if you're an avid reader. Plenty of variety in their various nic-nacs and such as well. Thanks!

Thank Matt A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quite the place. If you've never been, it's quite the place. Isles and nooks and crannies filled with gazillions of books. We all wandered here and came away with some great books to add to our collection. The only frustrating part was the staff... I really wanted a tattered cover shirt but they only had a couple and not my... More 

Thank PurpleMN
Athens, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this by accident and out 8,10 and esp. 15 year olds loved it. Spent a little over an hour here. Lots of places to relax. Three levels require more time to explore though.

Thank dbarr29495
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the kind of place you could sit in for hours reading, browsing, drinking coffee, etc. We bought several books in the staff picks section!

Thank Elizabeth B
La Crescenta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the reasons to come to Denver is to go to this bookstore. They have an excellent selection of used and new books. The staff writes awesome handwritten reviews. Everyone in my party left with at least 2 books. Great gifts for people who love books. My first bookstore love is Powell's City of Books in Portland, but this... More 

Thank Karyn B
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love browsing books, both new and used, and have mourned the loss of so many great independent bookstores in the past decade, take heart! This bookstore will provide hours of enjoyment. The setting is wonderful and the book selection broad, inviting the reader to relax and breath deeply the aroma of more books than can be enjoyed in... More 

Thank BBrown_12
Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming, independent bookstore! I could've spent hours there if I had a chance. Actually went to two locations - 16th/Wynkoop and Colfax (latter had the books I was looking for). Loved that each location has their own charm - not like a chain bookstore.

Thank CRaddog
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an absolutely charming and unique bookstore. I could have spent the entire day here! I highly recommend this shop to any book lover.

Thank Jessica C
Santa Rosa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This bookstore is at the foot of the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, across from Union Station. It is quaint, but all books are now housed in only the first floor. It may have had a better day. It was fine as a book store, but is not a tourist attraction.

Thank Patricia G
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a huge Store with wall-to wall- books. The atmosphere is friendly and the noise is low. No one talking loud. There are comfy chairs to sit on. There are floor lamps to give a person the feeling of being at home...The Staff are very friendly and always happy to help you find what you're looking for..There is a... More 

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