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.

Tattered Cover Bookstore

2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206-1411
+1 303-322-7727
Website
Save
Review Highlights
An oasis

Home from home. Bookstore and café and reading room and safe space and rest station for the weary... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
john592
,
London, United Kingdom
Locally owned, Independent

A sense of calm and confidence permeates this lovely old building turned into a bookstore. There... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rbj2040
,
Alton, Illinois
Read all 240 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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!
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“book lovers” (19 reviews)
“love books” (12 reviews)
“book signing” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206-1411
CONTACT
Website
+1 303-322-7727
Write a Review
Reviews (240)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 230 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Home from home. Bookstore and café and reading room and safe space and rest station for the weary. Fascinating. Plus, locally manufactured knickknacks. Unique.

Thank john592
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A sense of calm and confidence permeates this lovely old building turned into a bookstore. There is a nooks for cookbooks, a large room for devoted to Children's books and shelves of all sorts of other books you just can't ignore. The staff is helpful....More

Thank Rbj2040
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love to see locally owned bookshops still up and running. But I still buy from Amazon. This store is nice, but reminds me of a smaller Borders. I liked all the staff notes/recommendations on books, but ultimately it still is going to be cheaper...More

Thank astaplet82
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is my favorite bookstore in Denver. The staff is always helpful and knowledgeable, and it's always quiet enough to actually read indoors.

Thank Emily T
Reviewed 7 July 2017

What a refreshing antidote to buying online. Lots of books, well laid out, in a great location with a helpful staff. I bought two books I would otherwise never have thought about and loved both - what a great place.

Thank chrissrli
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and helpful staff. I could have spent several hours browsing. Highly recommend stopping by!

Thank johnaO4376LR
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I wish I had been able to spend several hours at the Tattered Cover Bookstore! We didn't have that much time. I love the ambience and atmosphere and I would have loved to spend more time and enjoyed everything they have there. My husband was...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Sit and read, enjoy a coffee and scone. Waiting for your room to be ready? Just stop by here and enjoy an old time book store. I wish there were more places like this in the USA. So quiet, relaxing. Great place to pick up...More

Thank davidtompkins7855
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

A library super cozy filled with books galore ... The couches are comfy ... Tables nearby ... No one bothered me - decided to buy what I was reading ...

Thank nancyv248
Reviewed 26 May 2017

With many bookstore's closing the Tattered Cover seems to be thriving. It's a bit quaint, but they just make you feel welcome here, plus there is a fantastic selection of books for sale.

Thank The_Grumpster
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
ChoLon Modern Asian
465 reviews
.15 km away
The Kitchen
529 reviews
.08 km away
Stoic & Genuine
297 reviews
.14 km away
Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill Denver
284 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Union Station
1,937 reviews
.18 km away
LoDo
190 reviews
.21 km away
The Wynkoop
46 reviews
.31 km away
MCA Denver
80 reviews
.28 km 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
Submit