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Tattered Cover Bookstore

2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206-1411
+1 303-322-7727
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Magical Place

This is such a lovely bookstore piled high in magic. The old floors and every nook and cranny was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Orlando, Florida
New 2017 Owners Have Dropped Quality Long Time Vendors

Shamefully Tattered Cover is no longer the historic treasure trove bookstore and gifts. As of 2017... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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%
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“book lovers” (13 reviews)
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2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206-1411
+1 303-322-7727
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is such a lovely bookstore piled high in magic. The old floors and every nook and cranny was full of adventures that await the avid reader.

Thank rsocha88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shamefully Tattered Cover is no longer the historic treasure trove bookstore and gifts. As of 2017 new owners have taken over and have dropped quality long time vendors that supplied Tattered Cover Bookstore. This is true of products that sold well at Tattered Cover. In...More

Thank buensleep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed wandering around in this large, comfortable bookstore. Found a present for our step-grandson that we think he'll like. Worth a stop if you love books!

Thank P D
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Wanted to stay here all day. The staff were helpful when I asked questions. They also sell stamps which is great. The children's area is AWESOME. Loved it. Wish there was something like this closer to home.

Thank Natalie G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Classic "real" bookstore brimming with great reads. Welcoming and comfortable. Help if you want it, but plenty of places to sit, browse, sample books.

Thank Marlies D
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Was stuck in Denver over a week due to Hurricane Harvey and this was recommended to me by a friend as a good place to spend some time. She was right. I like to find indie bookstores when I travel and this was as good...More

Thank sherri p
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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 25 July 2017

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 24 July 2017

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
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