September 2018
Tattered Cover is literally bursting with all the incredible things happening at the stores in September, as well as this Fall. I'm writing today to highlight some of those so you don't miss out. We are so fortunate to be able to offer these authors, activities and programs to you--we don't want you to say afterwards, "If I had only known!"

Really, we've got some pretty special experiences awaiting you and our younger readers. Before we get to the list below, a few important things to note:

1. You can now become a FRIEND OF THE TATTERED COVER--our new loyalty program! $20 a year and you get waaaay more than $20 worth. And of course, you're supporting your local, independent business. :) Join now!

2. Registration for the 2018 Colorado Teen Book Con is open! Spots go fast, so be sure to register early! It's free and open exclusively to teens. Please see below for details!

The funny thing is...this is only a small sampling. (More info, including locations can be found on our Stuff for Kids webpage and our Teen Readers webpage.) I'm pretty giddy about this. I hope you will be, too!

See you at the bookstore!

REGISTER HERE: YA Author Happy Hour
Friday, November 2, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
(Adults only; 21+ there's alcohol)

REGISTER HERE: Colorado Teen Book Con
Saturday, November 3, 8:30 am, Littleton High School
(Open to readers aged 13-20)

Saturday, November 3, 8:30 am, Littleton High School
(Open to current school educators in Denver Metro area )
2018 Colorado Teen Book Con Authors!

KEYNOTE: Jason Reynolds,
with  For Every One
Tracy Banghart,
with  Grace & Fury
R. Alan Brooks,
Lisa Brown Roberts,
Mary H. K. Choi,
Dana L. Davis,
Emily France,
with  Zen and Gone
Julie Kagawa,
Erin Jade Lange,
Cynthia Leitich Smith,
Katharine McGee,
Ali Novak,
with  Paper Hearts
Colleen Oakes,
Mark Oshiro,
Emily X. R. Pan,
Natalie C. Parker,
with  Seafire
Parker Peeveyhouse,
with  The Echo Room
Kimberly Reid,
Tiffany Schmidt,
Andrew Smith,
Stephanie Kate Strohm,
Will Walton,
Kasie West,
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Meet Holly!
School Outreach Coordinator
Hello! My name is Holly, and I am the new School Outreach Coordinator at the Tattered Cover. I grew up in Golden, Colorado and recently graduated from Colorado State University. I also had the pleasure of attending the Denver Publishing Institute this summer.

I am excited to be School Outreach Coordinator because I get to work with schools and influence the reading culture of teens and children. My goal is to help teens find joy in reading and to help them learn about diverse experiences through books. I love reading anything YA, but especially YA historical fiction. When I'm not working or reading, I'm probably watching Friends with my dog, Joey Tribbiani!
Calling all Denver Metro area Educators!

Come enjoy a unique, fun-filled evening celebrating books and reading -- and you. This is a special event expressly for Denver Metro-area school librarians, teachers and school administration.

Tattered Cover Educator Night - Aspen Grove
Wednesday, September 5, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REGISTER HERE!

Tattered Cover Educator Night - Colfax Avenue
Thursday, September 6, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REGISTER HERE!
Tattered Cover's
YA Bestseller List
August 2018

3. Salt to the Sea  by 
Ruta Sepetys

4. Speak  by Laurie Halse Anderson

5. I Capture the Castle  by Dodie Smith

6. The Darkest Minds  by Alexandra Bracken

7. The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak

8. Throne of Glass  by Sarah J. Maas

Becky Albertalli

10. Red Queen  by
Victoria Aveyard
What is your dream book job?
Book blogger/Booktuber
What is your favorite part of Colorado Teen Book Con?

Meeting authors

Hanging out with friends

Learning about books

Write a 
Book Review!

Have you ever walked through a bookstore and seen little cards sticking out of shelves with book reviews? Have those reviews ever made you want to buy a book? 

Those cards are called shelf talkers, and we're looking for teens to write shelf talkers for their favorite books. Your friends and family -- and a lot of total strangers -- can see your reviews on the shelves at Tattered Cover. How cool is that? 

To write reviews, send an email to  Kristen Gilligan with "Teen Book Review" in the subject line. 
Teen Writing

Teens come together to share and critique writing, often with a nationally published young adult author as a mentor and participant. An incredible opportunity for aspiring teen writers! Free and open exclusively to teens. 

Meets that last Sunday of each month. This is free and open exclusively to teens. Email  Kristen to RSVP.
Teen Advisory Board

This is a group of book-loving teens who meet every month or so to plan and produce programming for anyone excited about YA literature.

Board members have the opportunity to use their creativity, social media skills, and enthusiasm for books to help with all aspects of event promotion, planning, and execution; introduce (and hang out with) authors at events; write book blurbs; give book talks; get FREE advanced reading copies; and even help select authors who come to the store for events or visit schools.

It's fun, rewarding, and a great resumé builder. Currently, we meet at our Aspen Grove and now our Colfax locations. For more info, read our  TAB Info & Application . To sign up for the TAB, email  Kristen Gilligan . (And tell your bookish friends!)

Host an Author for Free at Your School!

I mean, who doesn't love a school assembly? Seriously though, Tattered Cover can bring an author into your school to speak to smaller groups of English or writing classes, or a full school-wide assembly.

The best part is that's there no cost to the school. If this sounds interesting, just connect us with your school librarian or principal.

Upcoming Events for YA Fiction Fans
Thursday, September 6, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Ellen Hopkins is the New York Times bestselling author and poet of many young adult books including the  Crank  trilogy. She will discuss and sign  People Kill People   ($19.99 Margaret K. McElderry Books).
Sunday, September 16, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Scott Westerfeld is the #1  New York Times  bestselling author of the  Uglies  series. He will discuss and sign  Impostors   ($18.99 Scholastic Press), the first book of a new series set in the world of  Uglies  and full of twist and turns, rebellion and intrigue, where any wrong step could be the last.
Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Laurie Halse Anderson is the  New York Times -bestselling author who writes for all ages including the acclaimed novel  Speak . She will discuss and sign  Speak: The Graphic Novel   ($19.99 Farrar Straus Grioux). With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll,  Speak: The Graphic Novel  comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel.
Friday, September 28, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of the  And I Darken  series. She will discuss and sign  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein   ($18.99 Delacorte Press), a stunning and dark reimagining of  Frankenstein .
Sunday, September 30, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Victoria "V.E." Schwab is the #1  New York Times  bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including the acclaimed  Shades of Magic  series. She will discuss and sign  Vengeful  ($25.99 Tor Books), the second book in the  Villains  series and the thrilling follow-up to  Vicious
Tuesday, October 2, 7:00 pm, Littleton High School, TICKETS

Sunday, October 7, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Friday, October 12, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Saturday, October 13, 5:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Tuesday, October 16, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Friday, October 19, 7:00 pm, Cherry Creek High School, TICKETS
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YA Books We Love
by Jason Reynolds

"Jason Reynolds’  For Every One  is for anyone who’s irrational, untamable passion has ever needed company and a place to exist. Originally written as a letter, for Reynolds himself during implausible times when a future seemed barricaded, he now shares his personal “poem in form only” with the world as solace to fellow dreamers. Through his pinpointing words and lyrics, the story takes on the struggle of satisfying life’s purpose. Reynolds validates both the uncertainty and the vitality of chasing an elusive goal.  For Every One  is a tome to keep in your back pocket while guided to who-knows-where by your aspirations." -- M. Rae K., Tattered Cover Teen Advisory Board
by Katie Henry

" Heretics Anonymous  had me laughing out loud in places. This humorous book is about Michael, an atheist forced to attend a Catholic high school. Lucy, a feminist and devote Catholic introduces Michael to the Heretics Anonymous club. It is respectful of all beliefs as Lucy's perspective is just as valid as Michael's as well as the other Heretics. Read this if you are open-minded about religion and love tolerance." -- Toni, School Librarian at Chatfield Senior High in Littleton, CO
by Zach Hines

"In a society like our own, humans are given nine lives to help with overpopulation. The choice is yours whether you burn (suicide) or medically die. Julian has never burned in his life and has never wanted to. However, when something arises with the rebirthing system, Julian is left with no choice but to burn to be able to solve the mystery. This book is engaging and hard to put down. Readers will easily fall in love with characters and dive into the plot." -- Genevieve R., Euclid Middle School in Littleton, CO
ARC Giveaway: September 2018

Email   Kristen  with "ARC Giveaway" in the subject line expressing your interest in being entered into the random drawing to win the Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC).

You agree not to sell the ARC. You agree to not quote from the ARC. You must be able to pick up the book at one of our  Denver Metro locations  (Colfax, LoDo, Aspen Grove) .

Muse of Nightmares  by Laini Taylor (on 10/2/18).

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep. Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice--save the woman he loves, or everyone else?--while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the muse of nightmares, has not yet discovered what she's capable of.

As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel's near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: Where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: Must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead? Love and hate, revenge and redemption, destruction and salvation all clash in this gorgeous sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Strange the Dreamer .
Laini Taylor  is the  New York Times  bestselling author of the Printz Honor Book  Strange the Dreamer  and its sequel,  Muse of Nightmares . Taylor is also the author of the global sensation the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy and the companion novella  Night of Cake & Puppets Taylor's other works include the Dreamdark books:  Blackbringer   and  Silksinger , and the National Book Award finalist  Lips Touch: Three Times . She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter, Clementine.
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