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Tattered Cover Book Store
February 2018
News & Reviews
Greetings Friends of Tattered Cover!

We're going to step away from discussing in-store events and new releases this month -- there's plenty of that in the email below -- to talk about a side of our business most people don't know exists: Outside Sales. 

For many, many years Tattered Cover has provided discounted bulk sales to corporations, schools, and non-profit institutions. Whatever our customers' needs -- corporate giftng; a premium for ten, fifty, or a thousand staff members or clients; a giveaway at an event; an effort to build a library; or something else entirely -- we're here to help. 

We also sell books at conferences in Denver and around the state of Colorado. From very large public events like  Denver Comic Con , to specialized events like Ascent Fly Fishing's wonderful  Rendezvous , we create a mini-bookstore within the conference, exclusively for event attendees. 

Our Outside Sales team, which has been growing, is made up four dedicated professionals: Dylan, Elizabeth, Haley, and Katie. It's an amazing group, and we're proud to call them our colleagues. 

So why tell you all this? Because our Outside Sales team is the best kept secret in Denver, and honestly, we don't want it to be. If you have a need for a bulk purchase, or are looking for a partner to sell books at your conference or event, we hope you'll think of Tattered Cover first. Let us bring the magic of Tattered Cover to you. 

For bulk sales write to ; for conferences, write to

Next month, Kristen will turn the newsletter introduction entirely over to Len, who has been itching to write about sports and books. 

As always, thanks for shopping at and supporting Tattered Cover.
Kristen & Len
We are delighted to present numerous author signings and other special events.

Book Clubs!
Everyone is welcome to join us for the following book club meetings. Click here for more details

Travel Lovers'
Book Club

Mystery Book Club

Aspen Grove 
Fiction Book Club

Aspen Grove Non-Fiction Book Club

TC LoDo Book Club

Third Thursday Book Club
3/15: Missoula
Event Photo of the Month: January
Author Chloe Benjamin and local author Eleanor Brown pose for a photo before Benjamin's presentation of her acclaimed novel The Immortalists.

Submit your own event photos to for a chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter!
Featured Events!
Monday, February 5, 7:00 pm, CU South Denver

From the sensational #1  New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes comes a new book featuring Louisa Clark, the iconic heroine of  Me Before You and  After You. Douglas County Libraries, in partnership with Tattered Cover Book Store, is pleased to host Jojo Moyes to talk about her latest book,  Still Me  ($27.00 Pamela Dorman Books).  Tickets on sale NOW!
Saturday, February 10, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Pena and bestselling illustrator Loren Long will present and sign their new picture book  LOVE ($17.99 Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers), a story about the strongest bond there is and the diverse and powerful ways it connects us all.
Wednesday, February 21, 7:00 pm, Davis Auditorium

In collaboration with DU's enrichment program, Daniel Pink, the #1 bestselling author of  Drive  and  To Sell Is Human , will discuss and sign  When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing   ($28.00 Riverhead Books). Pink's TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time.  Registration available NOW!
Tickets available!

Saturday, February 3,
all day, The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace. More info below!

Friday, February 23,
7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Friday, February 23,
7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Mark your calendars

Black History Month!

2/2: Friday
Groundhog Day

2/9: Friday
First day of the Winter Olympics

2/14: Wednesday
Valentine's Day

2/19: Monday
President's Day

2/25: Sunday
Last day of the Winter Olympics

2/27: Tuesday
Hamilton opens in Denver!
This month in
literary history


Of Mice and Men is published

Ian Flemming begins work on Casino Royale , the first James Bond novel, in Jamaica
Honor the past, inspire the future.
Black History Month - February 2018
Thursday, February 8, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Joel Christian Gill will discuss and sign  Strange Fruit, Volume II: More Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History  ($19.95 Fulcrum Publishing), a collection of stories from early African American history that represent the oddity of success in the face of great adversity.
Monday, February 12, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Anthony Graves was wrongfully convicted of multiple homicides in 1992 and spent nearly two decades behind bars, including twelve years on Texas's death row. He was fully exonerated and released in 2010. He will discuss and sign his memoir  Infinite Hope: How Wrongful Conviction, Solitary Confinement, and 12 Years on Death Row Failed to Kill My Soul  ($25.95 Beacon Press).
Thursday, February 22, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Dr. James E. Laws, Jr, will discuss and sign his debut novel Wilmington Manor ($15.00), which dares to expose one of history's untold love stories. When Andrew, Wilmington's heir, purchases Edward, a slave, The two begin a journey into the truly forbidden, developing a relationship that could result in arrest and death.
Tuesday, February 27, 5:00pm, Colfax Avenue
Visit the stores to see our Black History Month displays celebrating literature, culture, and history.
Books to Read in Honor of Black History Month...

on shelves now
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

on shelves now
This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins

on shelves 2/6
Feel Free by Zadie Smith
Saturday, February 3, 8:45 am - 5:30 pm, The Hangar at The Stanley Marketplace

We are thrilled to welcome  Min Jin LeeHari KunzruApril SmithCarrie La Seur, and  Thomas Mullen, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our signature literary event! Guests will spend the day with this extraordinary roster of award-winning, bestselling, and break-out authors, in the company of fellow readers and fans.

Each ticket includes a buffet breakfast with coffee and tea, a full day of author presentations, a discount on books at our on-site bookstore, and an afternoon reception & signing with sweet treats and a complimentary drink.

Saturday, March 3, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, Denver Central Library

The Colorado Book Festival is a free day-long event for lovers of reading and writing! Talk to authors, reporters, bloggers, poets and published writers of all kinds; attend writer-led panels about reading, current issues; and participate in behind the scenes, who-knew-it-was-this-cool library tours.

There will be 108 exhibiting authors and 19 programs showcasing 60 panelists, including two keynote speakers -- Peter Heller and Patricia Limerick. Tattered Cover Book Store will be selling books on the 5th floor. See you there!

For more information,   visit the website here.
Happy Birthday to You!
Send us an  e-mail  with your birthday month, and we'll send you a special discount certificate for your birthday!

Author Birthday : Judy Blume was born on February 12, 1938. She will be 80-years-old.
Do you have a Tattered Cover Colorado READ t-shirt yet? Buy one in-store or order them online here.
Results from last month's poll:

What is your 2018 reading goal?

40+ books

10 - 20 books

21 - 30 books

31 - 40
What is your go-to Valentine's gift?
A book!
Chocolate or candy
A giftcard
Meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo not only knows the weather, she knows great books, and is an avid reader! Check out her picks each month and read along with Lisa!

This month's selection is The Glass Forest   by Cynthia Swanson.   Mention the 7News Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.

Dom Testa is an author, advocate for children's education and the host of Dom in the Morning on Mix 100.3. He loves reading and we love sharing his book reviews with you. Check out  his blog and happy reading!

This month's selection is  A Gentleman in Moscow  by Amor Towles.   Mention Dom's Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.
Every now and then we encounter a new book that we’re so excited about we want to shout it from the rooftops, so we've created the Tattered Cover V.I.B. That means it’s a true stand-out in a season of many excellent and compelling new books. Check out all our recent picks for 
vib green
adults' pick...
by Matt Haig

"Meet Tom Hazard. He’s four hundred years old. He has a genetic disorder which will only allow him to age one year for every fifteen human years. Those like Tom are protected by The Albatross Society. First Rule: You don’t fall in love. Second Rule: You’re not permitted to leave. After centuries of changing identity and encountering those like William Shakespeare and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Tom seeks to live an ordinary life. He moves to his hometown in present day London, haunted by memories of his past. That’s when he meets Rose, falls in love, and discovers a mysterious connection between his past and his present. This is a novel full of life’s big questions and Matt Haig writes them in such an imaginative and convincing way, reminding us that there will always be the light and the dark of the human condition. Times may change, but people do not, and it is Haig’s simple, yet stingingly honest assessment of time and life’s limits that makes How To Stop Time a difficult novel to forget." -- Stephanie Coleman, Director of Buying

kids' pick...
by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Loren Long

"What is love? The sound of someone's voice, the echo of your laughter, the color of the sky, a slice of burned toast generously shared? In this new classic picture book, love is all these things and more. A poetic read-aloud that will charm even the newest baby and an ideal Valentine's Day gift for loved ones of all ages, this book recognizes all the different ways we show we care--even in hard and confusing times. I can't promise you won't cry, but I can promise that by the time the book ends, every reader will feel loved and ready to take on the world." -- Bethany Strout, Incoming Children's Book Buyer

What else are we reading?
On shelves now
by Jesmyn Ward

"This is an open-ended book that screams for discussion about families, race, poverty and other social issues. Sounds deadly? I couldn't put it down! Ultimately, this is a book about love. As the fictional characters wend their way through the hot, sticky Mississippi backroads, their love is stretched to the breaking point and beyond. As the reader, I was drawn into exploring the ways love pushes, pulls and sometimes fails us all as we struggle through the detours and road closures in our own overgrown lives. The meat of the narrative is told from the perspectives of a bi-racial 13-year-old and his crack-head mom. By seasoning the stew with the tales of the ghosts of the long-dead and the stories of the family patriarch, Ward has created a book that will stick to your ribs. If it makes you think about messy love and gives you gas . . . the remedy is easy." -- Evelyn McLane, bookseller
On shelves now
by Andre Aciman

"I don't normally go for love stories, but this is more than a love story. This is a story of truly and deeply connecting with another person, of memories and the heaviness of living with them, and of holding onto fleeting moments. I read half of this book in one sitting without even realizing it. That's how intoxicating Call Me by Your Name is. In this introspective novel, you dive into the mind of Elio Perlman who falls in love with Oliver, a grad student staying with his family in Italy for the summer. And Oliver feels the same way. No matter what your situation is in life or who you love, you can probably find yourself in Elio or Oliver. This is now an Oscar-nominated film! " -- Ashley Lyons, Content and Communications Coordinator
On shelves now
by Walter Isaacson

"This fascinating biography of Leonardo da Vinci focuses on Leonardo the innovator, the careful observer, the man curious about everything from optics and anatomy to the relation in the movement of the pairs of wings of a dragonfly. There are fascinating discussions of his art, how his curiosity about science influenced his increasing mastery of painting, but the book's strength is in carefully examining his wide-ranging interests and his reliance on his keen observations." -- Gerald Davis, Newsstand Buyer
February Cookbook of the Month!

On shelves now
by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl

“Sneak in more vegetables into your diet with Green Kitchen at Home! These recipes are delicious, vibrant, and QUICK.  Perfect  for a busy work week! If you have picky eaters or meat-eaters and meat-freers under one roof, this is the vegetarian cookbook for you!” -- Stephanie Coleman, Director of Buying
Indie Next List Picks
This month's #1 on shelves 2/6...
by  Francisco Cantú

“Cantú personalizes the U.S.-Mexican border and all of its complexity in a way I’ve never seen. His writing is beautiful, with haunting and detailed descriptions of the desert, the immigrants, the cartels, and his own fears about violence and identity confusion. The criminalization of searching for a better life and the dehumanization of the process is looked at from several angles, and his journalistic approach does not make judgments, but clearly tells the facts. A great new writer to follow.” — Pat Marsello, Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM
New in paperback on 2/6...
by George Saunders

“Saunders’ first novel has a steep entry curve. It’s not a novel that reveals itself quickly and easily, but if you give it your attention, if you burrow deep into the book, you’ll be eminently rewarded. There is a richness and depth of humanity here. There is the strange and wonderful. There is love and grief and mystery all brought together in the story of Abraham Lincoln’s dead son, the Civil War, and what may happen to us all after we leave the mortal coil. It’s a beautiful and moving book that will stay with you for a long, long while.” — Jason Vanhee, University Book Store, Seattle, WA
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