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Autographed  Book Collectors Club
September 2016 Selection

by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

The Tattered Cover Autographed Book Collectors' Club is a club for the true collector, the ardent bibliophile, and all lovers of the printed word. Members of the ABC Club receive one signed first edition chosen by our buyers and events staff each month. Selections represent both fiction and nonfiction.

Read the Book. Join the Party. Drink the Wine.

Three Denver originals, the Tattered Cover Book Store, Illegal Pete's, and The Infinite Monkey Theorem, are having our very first Back Alley Book Club! We'll meet monthly to discuss a great read, eat awesome tacos, and drink ridiculously good wine in a can.

This month, we're reading Lamb, by Christopher Moore and we are meeting on  Monday, September 26 , at Illegal Pete's newest location on Colfax. Show any receipt from the Tattered Cover and join us for a free wine tasting with The Infinite Monkey Theorem from 6:00-7:00pm, a lively book discussion, and specials all evening!


W e are delighted to present over 50 author signings and other special events in September, including:
...and many more! Truly something for everyone.

Check out our full author line-up,
including our keynotes 
  • 20+ of your fave teen authors.
  • You meet them.
  • You hear them speak.
  • You talk to them. 
  • You get lots of books signed.
  • There'll be a mini bookstore.
  • Snap some selfies with the authors. 
  • And food trucks. Of course, food trucks.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:00am to 4:30pm at Littleton High School

It's free (FREE!) and open to teens 13-19, but you must register. Read more about the event here.

Saturday, September 3,
Colfax Avenue and
Aspen Grove

Fans are invited to join us as we celebrate Loop Day, an unusual observance of the day that repeats itself in Ransom Riggs' bestselling
Miss Peregrine series. We'll have a motley assortment of james and activities, a costume contest, and cake for our guests. It's a perfect time to purchase a copy of Ransom Riggs' new book  Tales of the Peculiar, which comes with a free ticket to the  Ransom Riggs/Tahereh Mafi event that is taking place on September 7 at the Colfax Store.
Saturday, September 17,
Colfax Avenue and
Aspen Grove

Fans are invited to join us for a scrumdiddlyumptious celebration of one of our favorite authors! Wondercrump weekend is a national celebration of Roald Dahl's 100th birthday. We'll have games, special activities, birthday treats, and giveaways (while supplies last). To honor the joy Dahl's books have brought to so many children, the Tattered Cover will donate 10% of the proceeds from sales of Roald Dahl books on this day to Reach Out and Read Colorado's early literacy programs.

In Aspen Grove, fans can start their celebration at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema with a screening of Fantastic Mr. Fox at 11:15am. Your movie ticket will then be good for 20% off any ne Roald Dahl title during the Wondercrump Party.
Presented by Tattered Cover and Douglas County Libraries
Wednesday, October 5, 7:00PM

Tattered Cover joins forces with Douglas County Libraries to present Nicholas Sparks, the beloved author of The Notebook, as he celebrates the release of his latest novel Two by Two. Enjoy an evening of conversation and hear the stories behind the books that make us laugh, cry, and never take a day for granted. 

Ticket includes reserved seat, hardcover copy of Two by Two, dessert tastes, entertainment, and a place in the book signing line. Nicholas Sparks will only be signing copies of Two by Two.

An Evening with Bryan Cranston
Monday, October 17, 7:00PM

Tattered Cover is proud to present the Emmy award winning star of Breaking Bad and Malcolm in the Middle, Bryan Cranston, as he shares stories from his new book A Life in Parts.

This special event will take place at the Alamo Drafthouse in the Aspen Grove shopping center. Tickets will be available on September 7th, and will include a signed copy of A Life in Parts. For more details, keep checking the event page, which can be found here.
Wednesday, November 16, 7:00PM
University of Denver

Pulitzer Prize nominated author Nicholas Carr is back with another intellectually engaging and witty book about technology in the modern world. Carr's previous works include the acclaimed book  The Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us and the New York Times bestselling book  The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. In  Utopia is Creepy, Carr turns his eye to the people behind the technology. This look at Silicon Valley questions whether technology is the panacea that many of its strongest proponents believe it is. Kirkus Review notes that Utopia is Creepy "reminds us that critical thinking is the best way to view the mixed blessings of rampant technology."

Tickets are  available now and include a copy of Utopia is Creepy.
Dom's Book Club
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 The Road
by Cormac McCarthy

Mention Dom's Book Club when making your purchase  in-store
to receive 20% off the current selection.

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7News Book Club
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
by Julia Claiborne Johnson
Mention the 7News Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.

vib green

Looking for something great to read? Our Tattered Cover V.I.B. picks  are staff favorites that truly stand  out in  a world of so many  excellent new books.

This month's adult V.I.B. pick is
by Amor Towles

This month's children's V.I.B. selection is
by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan

Check out all of our previous selections here: adults, and kids.
What We're Reading & Recommending

by Amor Towles

Amor Towles has penned another winner with A Gentleman in Moscow.  In 1922, the Bolsheviks sentence Count Alexander Rostov to lifelong house arrest in the Metropol Hotel, the elegant hub of old Russia and the new Soviet Union. Towles' brilliant outcome is Any Human Heart meets Grand Hotel , with a little bit of Eloise on the side. The Count may not be able to leave the Metropol, as he will be shot if he steps foot outside, but the outside world comes to him. Soviet leaders, movie stars, diplomats, international businessmen, poets, and dissidents all find their way to this still grand hotel. With a rich and intriguing cast of characters, a cinematic touch and engaging style, A Gentleman in Moscow  is already a top pick for the Fall season and beyond. -- Cathy Langer, Director of Buying

by Philip Beard

I got a tip to read this charming novel from Sports Illustrated of all places. It's about a remembrance of an unlikely friendship between an eleven year old boy and a charismatic, legless, Korean War veteran set in October, 1971. The two share a common love for the Pirates, the city's baseball team then playing out of their minds in the World Series against the mighty Baltimore Orioles. But this is by no means a baseball book. It's a about a boy becoming a man, a man with adult problems like any other. One day a letter comes and he's drawn back into his past. A brief time of innocence perhaps, but maybe not so rosy upon further reflection. As a bookseller, I'm surrounded daily by books and book reviews. But it took Sports Illustrated to find this one, and I am much in debt to them for it.  -- Pete Schulte, Union Station Retail Manager

by Mamen Sanchez

The Women who run Librarte - a Spanish literary magazine - are in trouble. Their British owners want to shut the journal down. In fact, Atticus Craftsman is on his way from London to Madrid to do just that. So they come up with a plan. Moving between the adventure that ensues and the story of how each of the women came to be at the journal, Sanchez writes both humorously and emotionally in a seamless fashion. Anyone who is a fan of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar films will find echoes of his work. - Stacey Bloomfield, Colfax Retail Manager

by M.T. Anderson

At the time, parents through it was a good "educational" idea to plant Feeds in brains so their kids would always have the answer, but the feed quickly turned into a marketing tool for corporations. Titus is a typical boy who was born into this easy life. Then he meets Violet, whose father never had the Feed implanted in her brain. Titus has fallen in love with her, but she is resented and punished by the corporate culture as she inspires him to think more deeply and critically. Feed is about crass, simplified language, but also about self-discovery and stories. It is a brilliantly painful satire about ourselves and our future. - Judy Bulow, Children's Frontlist Buyer

by Tom Wolfe

For anyone who is a fan of Tom Wolfe, it is no surprise to mention his penetrating insight and wit, both gentle and rapier-recuse. But like many things one knows well, it is a joy to see anew. In his latest work, The Kingdom of Speech, Wolfe subtly introduces a split-in-effort between those who are engaged in the academic efforts of grand theory and those who are more inclined towards fieldwork, and he well illustrates the different lights cast on understanding by each. In the end, Wolfe shows that brilliance may not make up for looking in all the wrong places for your answer. Instead, Wolfe, after a lifetime of using this very tool has a suggestion of his own to make. Good things, small packages, this one is unforgettable. - Mark Lehnertz, Aspen Grove Retail Manager

by Belle Boggs

The Art of Waiting  is the perfect antidote to a society that puts an undue amount of pressure on women to have children "naturally". We're told to not put if off too long, to do what we can to protect our fertility, but what happens when plan A falls through? Infertility isn't talked about much in public and, when it is, it is often treated as an indicator that something is "wrong", typically with the woman. It is with great delicacy and heart that Belle Boggs takes us through her journey to motherhood, gently reminding the reader that there are so many ways to make a family. Reading this book felt like getting a hug and a pep talk from a mother, older sister, aunt, or mentor who really just wants the best for you. I'm so glad Boggs invited all of us along for a discussion of this difficult subject. - Becca Chavez, Communications and Content Associate

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