What: Tattered Cover Bookstore
When: * see website for the operating hours for each store
* The original Cherry Creek store moved in June 2006 to a new location at the old Lowenstein Theater at Colfax Ave. and Elizabeth.
Whatâ€™s a bookstore doing in a website about free things to do in Colorado? Well, my friends, the Tattered Cover isnâ€™t just any bookstore. What started out over 30 years ago as a small, cozy bookshop with an eclectic selection of books evolved into an amazing place for anyone who enjoys books. Not only will you find an outstanding selection of books (over half a million in the 3 locations, consisting of over 150,000 titles), but youâ€™ll still enjoy the feeling of being in a cozy shop where you feel welcome to curl up on a sofa or sit back in a recliner to enjoy reading a book, magazine, or newspaper. This is the bookstore that some of the â€œbig boxâ€ booksellers wish they could be.
Our favorite location was the one in the Cherry Creek area of Denver. When they outgrew their small shop, Tattered Cover moved into a large building formerly occupied by a local department store. That location is now history as well. However, the newest spot to enjoy Tattered Cover is in the historic Lowenstein Theater on Colfax & Elizabeth near East High School. Weâ€™re sure youâ€™ll still enjoy a stroll among the thousands of books, and find a favorite nook or cranny (there are plenty to choose from) where you can relax. And donâ€™t forget to stop in at the in-house coffee shop cafes.
If all this isnâ€™t enough to entice you to visit, check out the storesâ€™ Events Calendar. Nearly every day or evening there is a special event at one or more locations. Book Clubs, discussions and book signings by nationally-famous authors, poetry readings, childrenâ€™s science presentations, a film series, and even tasting events presented by cookbook authors are offered. Check the Tattered Cover website or call their Events Line at (303) 322-1965 ext. 7446 for a schedule.
If there is such a thing as a perfect bookstore, this is it. Enjoy!
For more information, contact:
Tattered Cover Book Store
1628 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Historic Lowenstein Theater
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
9315 Dorchester Street
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
email: [email protected]