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Tattered Cover Bookstore

2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206-1411
+1 303-322-7727
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Certainly Powell-esque

If Powell's in Portland is the gold standard for west coast bookstores, then Tattered Cover... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BlueBoots92008
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Carlsbad, CA
Surrounded by books and atmosphere

If you love books and independent book stores then this is the best combination for you. Great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
loesshawk2015
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Sioux City, Iowa
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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 store” (28 reviews)
“book lovers” (14 reviews)
“love books” (13 reviews)
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2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206-1411
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+1 303-322-7727
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"love books"
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"wooden floors"
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"book signing"
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"independent book"
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"children's books"
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"great selection of books"
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"denver institution"
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"east colfax"
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"for sale"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If Powell's in Portland is the gold standard for west coast bookstores, then Tattered Cover deserves a solid B+. Much more comfy/cozy and inviting than Powell's. I wanted to grab a book and read the whole thing while sitting in one of the inviting seating...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you love books and independent book stores then this is the best combination for you. Great inventory with friendly and knowing employees you can easily spend hours here. Free parking in the back and on a side street and not all that far from...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s easy to lose an hour — an afternoon — even an entire day among the shelves of Tattered Cover. Everything about this Denver institution, from the historic building in which it’s housed to its incomparable variety of selections, speaks to the independent owners’ love...More

Thank Kirk E
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This was a great book store! First, it was huge. Second, it had a really neat and big children's area. Third, it was in a old building and everything inside was old looking and just neat!

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Great selection of books and reviews from staff. Small coffee shop, gift wrapping, full service independent book store. A Denver institution!

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

I'm not sure if they have moved and Tripadvisor is incorrect or if I went to another branch, but the Tattered Cover Bookstore that I visited was in Union Station. The independent bookstore is really cool. The decor and the layout of the books reminds...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

I love this bookstore! It is the most charming bookstore I’ve ever been in. Rows upon rows of books, anything you could want. It is a readers paradise. Full of couches, and places to sit and read. Places to play chess, a cafe to get...More

Thank MNY407
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

This is a book lovers paradise! Their children’s book section was amazing! I am a teacher and was able to find several new to me books I had to get to take back to my classroom! If you are a book lover, this is the...More

Thank MicheleTrent
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I was in Denver on business and stumbled across Tattered Cover. What an awesome bookstore! Go when you have a couple hours free so that you can browse all the shelves, enjoy a cup of coffee and sit among the 1,000s of books. Highly recommend!

Thank misopiso88
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

I visited the LoDo branch of Tattered Cover. It's a magical place for a book lover, and I could easily have spent all the day in there. Very good selection of titles, and nice selection of used books, too. Staff is very nice and helpful....More

Thank ANGELO V
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