Tatter Cover Book Store on Colfax. Photography was taken on August 28th 2011.

Tattered Cover Book Store - Colfax Avenue (Denver)

2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

United States

303-322-7727; bookstatteredcover.com

Type: Bookstore — new books, used books

Web site: http://www.tatteredcover.com

Twitter account: @tatteredcover

Description: More than 150,000 titles in inventory and an extensive news stand. Comfy reading spaces, coffee shop on main floor.
Open Mon-Thu 7am-10pm, Fri 7am-11pm, Sat 9am-11 pm, Sun 9am-6pm

Added by: christiguc.  Contacted: Not contacted.  Venue ID: 1948



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Comment wall

I love the tattered cover. It's one of the two main things I miss about Denver. (The other being sesame tofu from a restaurant in Lakewood named Szechuan.) I miss the old building but the new one has some character itself. Does anyone know if they took their old carpeting with them? I swear it looks exactly the same.
April 2008 by twomoredays
Shows how up I am on The Tattered Cover, I spent about 10 minutes looking on here and online trying to track down the address for the Cherry Creek location to add it...apparently it's been closed for almost two years and now I'm bummed because I loved that place growing up!

Now I just need to go see its new location!
March 2008 by trantjd

Upcoming events

Dawn Wells--Gilligan's Island's Mary Ann "What Would Mary Ann Do?" (Monday, September 22 at 7pm)
Please contact bookstore for information on ticketing and store policies.


So, what would Mary Ann do?

As the sweet, polite, and thoughtful Mary Ann Summers from Kansas in the hit series Gilligan’s Island, Dawn Wells created an unforgettable and beloved character that still connects with people fifty years from the show’s debut in 1964. As the “good girl” among the group of castaways on a tiny island, she was often positioned against the glamorous and exotic Ginger Grant, played by Tina Louise, prompting many to ask: Are you a Ginger or a Mary Ann?

This book not only helps readers answer that question for themselves but also sends the inspirational and heartwarming message that yes, good girls do finish first. Part self-help, part memoir, and part humor—with a little classic TV nostalgia for good measure—What Would Mary Ann Do? contains twelve chapters on everything from how Mary Ann would respond to changes in today’s culture to addressing issues confronting single women and mothers. Wells brings along her fellow characters from Gilligan’s Island to illustrate certain principles, such as incorporating the miserly Thurston Howell III (Jim Backus) in a discussion on money. Anecdotal sidebars also describe fascinating facts and compelling memories from the show, as well as some trivia questions to challenge fans and followers. Illustrated with photographs from Wells’s private collection, this book provides inspiring lessons from TV’s favorite good girl.

A native of Reno, Nevada, Dawn Wells attended Stephens College in Missouri before going on to represent Nevada in the Miss America pageant in 1959. She found success in Hollywood immediately afterward, appearing in such shows as 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, Bonanza, and Hawaiian Eye. She was later cast in the role of a lifetime as Mary Ann in Gilligan’s Island, beating out 350 other actresses, including Raquel Welch. Since then, Wells has continued acting on the stage and screen, produced films, and been active in a number of charities.

Steve Stinson is an artist and writer in Virginia, where he lives with his patient wife in the world’s smallest five bedroom house. When he was young and limber, he was a juggler and wrote comic strips. Today, his grandchildren call him “Bebop.” His four children’s books, Grumpypants, Where Kent Went, Darien the Crustatarien, and My Favorite Nursery Rhymes, will be classics someday. (TaylorTrade)
… (more)
Jennifer McGruther (Friday, September 26 at 7pm)
Jennifer McGruther (The Nourished Kitchen)

Jennifer McGruther is a food educator and the author and creator of the award-winning traditional foods website, Nourished Kitchen (www.nourishedkitchen.com). She teaches workshops on traditional foods, fermentation, and food activism. Jennifer lives with her husband and son in the central mountains of Colorado where she and her husband started and managed a farmers market for seven years. Her work emphasizes traditional, from-scratch cooking with a focus on farm-to-table recipes. (added from Random House)… (more)
Wolf in White Van (Thursday, October 2 at 7pm)
Meet musician and author John Darnielle as he reads from his new novel Wolf in White Van. (added from Macmillan)
Matt Bai (Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30pm)
Matt Bai (added from Random House)
Bree Despain (Tuesday, October 21 at 7pm)
Bree Despain (The Dark Divine, The Lost Saint: A Dark Divine Novel, The Savage Grace: A Dark Divine Novel, The Lost Letters of Brother Gabriel (A Dark Divine Original), Into the Dark Book #1: The Shadow Prince, Into the Dark Book #2: The Eternity Key)

Bree Despain rediscovered her childhood love for creating stories when she took a semester off college to write and direct plays for at-risk, inner-city teens from Philadelphia and New York. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah,with her husband, two young sons, and her beloved TiVo. This is her first novel. You can visit her online at www.breedespain.com. (added from Random House)… (more)
Sophie Jordan will be promoting Foreplay (Monday, October 27 at 7:30pm)
Sophie Jordan will be promoting Foreplay (added from HarperCollins)
Assaf Gavron (Saturday, November 1 at 2pm)
Assaf Gavron is the author of seven books, and his fiction has been translated into ten languages. He has won the Israeli Prime Minister’s Creative Award for Authors, the Book fur die Stadt award in Germany, and the Prix Courrier International award in France. Son of English immigrants, he grew up in a small village near Jerusalem, and he currently lives in Tel Aviv. (added from Simon & Schuster)
John Connolly (Saturday, November 8 at 2pm)
John Connolly is the author of The Wrath of Angels, The Burning Soul, The Book of Lost Things, and Bad Men, among many others. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Alan Doyle (Tuesday, November 11 at 7pm)
Alan Doyle (Where I Belong)

ALAN DOYLE is a Canadian musician and actor, best known as a lead singer in the Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea. In 2012, Doyle released his first solo album, Boy on Bridge, which made the top twenty on the Canadian Albums chart. Alan lives in St. John's, Newfoundland. Visit him at alandoyle.ca. (added from Random House)
Nate Jackson will be promoting Slow Getting Up (Tuesday, November 11 at 7:30pm)
Nate Jackson will be promoting Slow getting up (added from HarperCollins)
Avalanche Fans! Terry Frei and Adrian Dater: "Save by Roy" (Monday, November 17 at 7pm)
Save by Roy: Patrick Roy and the Return of the Colorado Avalanche, a collaborative effort between seasoned sportswriters and authors Terry Frei and Adrian Dater, is an opinionated, interpretive, and in-depth look at Patrick Roy’s first season as a National Hockey League coach, and the Avalanche’s surprising 2013–14 season.

Award-winning journalist, author, and screenwriter Terry Frei is in his second stint at the Denver Post. He has been a sports columnist for the Portland Oregonian, a football writer for the Sporting News, and an ESPN.com hockey columnist. Among his seven previous books are March 1939, Third Down and a War to Go, ’77: Denver, the Broncos, and a Coming of Age, and Olympic Affair. His website is www.terryfrei.com. Adrian Dater covers the Colorado Avalanche for the Denver Post. He is the author of several sports books, including Blood Feud: Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Denver Broncos. He lives in Thornton, Colorado. (TaylorTrade)… (more)
John Searles will be promoting Help for the Haunted (Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30pm)
John Searles will be promoting Help for the Haunted (added from HarperCollins)
James Rollins will be promoting Innocent Blood (Friday, December 19 at 7pm)
James Rollins will be promoting Innocent Blood (added from HarperCollins)
James Scott will be promoting The Kept (Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:30pm)
James Scott will be promoting The Kept (added from HarperCollins)
Lisa Unger (Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at unknown time)
Lisa Unger is an award-winning New York Times and internationally bestselling author. Her novels have sold more than 1.5 million copies and have been translated into twenty-six languages. She lives in Florida. Visit LisaUnger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Lisa Unger (Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Lisa Unger is an award-winning New York Times and internationally bestselling author. Her novels have sold more than 1.5 million copies and have been translated into twenty-six languages. She lives in Florida. Visit LisaUnger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Brian Payton will be promoting The Wind Is Not a River (Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 1:30pm)
Brian Payton will be promoting The Wind Is Not a River (added from HarperCollins)
Isabel Allende will be promoting Ripper (Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7pm)
Isabel Allende will be promoting Ripper (added from HarperCollins)
Willy Vlautin will be promoting The Free (Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Willy Vlautin will be promoting The Free (added from HarperCollins)
Michelle Theall (Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Michelle Theall is an award-winning health, fitness, and travel writer and the founder of Women’s Adventure magazine. Her feature essay in 5280, the inspiration for her memoir, was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. She lives with her partner, their son, and three dogs, in Boulder, Colorado. Visit MichelleTheall.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Carol Cassella (Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Carol Cassella, MD, is a practicing anesthesiologist, novelist, and speaker. She majored in English Literature at Duke University and attended Baylor College of Medicine. She is the bestselling author of the novels Oxygen and Healer, both published by Simon & Schuster. Carol lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her husband and two sets of twins. Visit the author at CarolCassella.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Peter Stark will be promoting Astoria (Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Peter Stark will be promoting Astoria (added from HarperCollins)
Bruce Weber (Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Bruce Weber, a reporter for The New York Times, began his career in publishing as a fiction editor at Esquire. He has been on staff at the newspaper since 1986 as an editor, metro reporter, national cultural correspondent, theater columnist and critic, among other things, and has regularly contributed first-person essays and participatory features to the paper. He has written for numerous publications and is the author of the New York Times bestseller As they see 'em: A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires, coauthor (with the dancer Savion Glover) of Savion! My Life in Tap, and the editor of Look Who's Talking: An Anthology of Voices in the Modern American Short Story. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Joseph Kanon (Monday, March 30, 2015 at unknown time)
Joseph Kanon is the Edgar Award–winning author of Istanbul Passage, Los Alamos, The Prodigal Spy, Alibi, Stardust, and The Good German, which was made into a major motion picture starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a book publishing executive. He lives in New York City. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)

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