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Autographed  Book Collectors' Club
November 2016 Selection
by Michael Chabon

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.

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Adult VIB:
Atlas Obscura -  by Joshua For, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton

Children's VIB:
  The Forgetting  - by Sharon Cameron
October 30, 2016 
Greetings FOTC (Friend of Tattered Cover)

Presidential election years are a strange time for bookstores. We are collectively so consumed by the campaign, by the news, by voting, that we have hardly any bandwidth left. 

When the election ends, no matter the result, we look around and realize, "hey, the world and all its wonders are still here." The bubble of the body politic pops and we go back to our daily lives. And the first thing we notice is that the holidays are upon us. 

Before Christmas and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, we celebrate that most American of holidays: Thanksgiving. This is one of the two days on the calendar that Tattered Cover actually closes its doors. Unlike some chain retailers who open on Thanksgiving Day (really?), we want our staff to be able to spend time with family and friends, to relax, to enjoy, and to reflect on those things for which we're thankful. 

We do reopen our doors on Friday, November 25, to usher in the official holiday shopping season, which rolls right into Indies First Day on Small Business Saturday on November 26. This is a day to celebrate all locally-owned, indie retailers. Whether it's Tattered Cover, or Twist & Shout Records, or Bonnie Brae ice cream, or any of the thousands of Denver-area local businesses, we encourage you to shop and dine locally. You'll be glad to discover or rediscover what makes Metro Denver such a special place. 

Details on our participation in Indies First Day on Small Business Saturday are below. We look forward to seeing you in our stores. 

And, of course, if you have comments or questions, don't hesitate to send either one of us a note: or

Thanks, and Happy November!
Len and Kristen


We are delighted to present numerous author signings and other special events throughout the month of November.


Presented by Tattered Cover and University of Denver's Enrichment Program
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.

Indies First Day on Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 26
Colfax Avenue, Historic LoDo, Aspen Grove

Indies First is a national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores, first envisioned by author Sherman Alexie in 2013. Lena Dunham, the bestselling author of  Not That Kind of Girl and creator and star of the critically acclaimed HBO series  Girls , for which she also serves as executive producer, writer, and director, has been named the official spokesperson for Indies First Day 2016. The Campaign kicks off each November on Small Business Saturday, when independent bookstores host local authors, create special promotions, and feature fun games and giveaways. Detailed information about all the happenings at the Tattered Cover is coming soon, so keep an eye on our website!

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Cider Monday
Monday, November 28, 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Colfax Avenue, Historic LoDo, Aspen Grove

Come in from the digital cold of Cyber Monday! Visit the Tattered Cover on Cider Monday and enjoy complimentary hot apple cider while browsing in our cozy welcoming stores, checking out shelves of wonderful holiday recommendations, and getting reading and gift suggestions from real people.
January 28, 2017
Featuring Richard Russo, Eleanor Brown, Kevin Wilson, and Brunonia Barry

Writer's Respond to Readers is an all-day author event offering an amazing day of literary conversation with a diverse group of acclaimed writers and readers. Tickets are $75.00 per person, and include a continental breakfast, a boxed lunch, and an afternoon reception and booksigning. Tickets will be sold through EventBrite. Please stay tuned for details.

Tickets on sale Monday, November 28
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 Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown

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 Maria Semple
Mention the 7News Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.

Back Alley Book Club
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 have come together to create the Back Alley Book Club! We meet monthly to discuss a great read, eat awesome tacos, and drink ridiculously good wine in a can.

This month, we're reading  Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal and we are meeting on Monday , November 21, 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!
Tattered Cover Staff Recommendations
by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton

Discover just how strange and marvelous the world is with 
Atlas Obscura!  This is hands down the most interesting guide book ever written, revealing over 600 bizarre destinations and hidden wonders for your most curious self to enjoy. Such wonders include Firefly Squids lighting up the shores of Japan, an M.C. Escher-like step well in India, a bar inside a baobab tree in South Africa, as well as the "Door to Hell" - a crater that's been on fire since 1971 in Turkmenistan. Flip through and find out what  Atlas Obscura has to unveil about your favorite city or destination spot!  - Stephanie Coleman, Associate Frontlist Buyer

by Susan Berry Casey

In  Appealing for Justice Susan Casey captures both the essence of a remarkable woman and the times that shaped her. Jean Dubofsky's career and accomplishments are nothing short of brilliant, culminating in a landmark Supreme Court victory. Appealing for Justice not only chronicles Dubofsky's challenges and successes, it is a nail-biting, riveting, and sometimes shocking look at the inner workings of our justice system and the dark underbelly of American history. It goes far beyond a chronicle of Jean Dubofsky's legal accomplishments. It's an honest look at the challenges of trying to do it all as a wife, mother, daughter, and lawyer with an ultimately happy and victorious outcome. From Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow to her Supreme Court victory in a landmark gay rights case, Dubofsky's career mirrors the changes of the last half century in America - Cathy Langer, Director of Buying  

by Salman Rushdie

Like on of the characters of Salman Rushdie's Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, I am somewhat annoyed by not having my feet firmly set in reality; he when jinns and jinnias first suggest their renewed interest in the human world and he no longer can imprint the ground, I when I venture into strange fiction. However, this apocalyptic update of A Thousand and One Nights in all its fantastic splendor soon swept me up into its funnel cloud of imagination, where the mostly immoral jinn world plays havoc with the weakly moral world of humans. At the eye of the storm, is a majestic command of language and a convincing understanding of terror unleashed on the ordinary world, evidenced by this description of the strong turning on the weak like "the knife pretending to be in danger of being stabbed." A most dazzling display of imagination. - Gerald Davis, Magazine Buyer

by Tana French

Once again we find ourselves inside the Dublin Murder Squad, this time with a detective who is at odds with just bout everyone in the place except her partner, a red-haired freckled seemingly-simple, or at least naive, detective who supports her at each turn. The tale hinges on the killing of a young woman who has ties to the police going back two the disappearance of her father when she was a gawky teen. As always, French is a great storyteller and her characters are fully realized and believable. Places and names, details about Dublin and its environs, pepper the narrative with props to the verisimilitude and add spice. Her books are always delight to mystery readers and those who just like a good tale told well. The process of delving into the psychology of the victim, the murderer and the detectives investigating the case become the real drivers of this book.  - Eric Boss, Friend of Tattered Cover

by Peter Frase

Is Captain Kirk a communist? Will we all lose our jobs to the robots? Will climate change spell the end of what we've grown accustomed to calling "civilization"? Supercomputers! 3-D printing! Universal basic income! This guy's politics may not be quite my own, but if you're like me and enjoy having ideas knock about in your brain like so many pinballs, it's well worth a read. If you're a political junkie but find yourself experience mental fatigue during this political season, turn off the television and read this instead. At a mere 150 pages, you'll feel such a sense of accomplishment having polished it off in a couple of hours!  - Ryan Schleuder, Receiving

by Thomas Levenson

A very enjoyable popular science account of the end of the classic Newtonian Era of physics, and the beginning of the era of Einstein and modern physics - and the tumult that perturbed the scientific/mathematics communities at the time. Weighty subjects, but fortunately for non-engineers, no strong understanding of the math or science is required to enjoy this history. - Michael Parker, Aspen Grove Store Manager

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