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April 2018
News & Reviews
Greetings Friends of Tattered Cover, 

It's poetry month! 

Before there were narrative works of fiction and nonfiction, there were poems and stories told in verse. From the plays of the ancient Greeks to Shakespeare to  The Mahabharata --an epic Indian poem, thought to be the longest poem ever written (there are more than 200,000 lines!)--poetry is as universal a language as math or music. Virtually every culture has a form or style of poetry all its own. 

Tattered Cover is proud to have the largest selection of poetry for sale in Denver, and is proud to host a number of poetry-themed events in April, including  Fred Sasaki , art director for  Poetry magazine   presenting  Who Reads Poetry: 50 Views from Poetry Magazine  on April 12 in our Lower Downtown store; and former Tattered Cover general manager  Linda Millemann , reading from her new collection,  And These Few Precious Days , at our Colfax Avenue store on April 14. And of course, we'll host our monthly  Poetry Open Mic --the last Tuesday of every month--on April 24 in our Colfax Avenue store. 

We'll end by sharing one of our favorite poems. If you know the title and author of this poem, send a note to Len.Vlahos@TatteredCover.com by Monday, April 9, and we'll pick one lucky person at random and give them a $25 Tattered Cover gift card. (You can get some great poetry from $25!) The poem:

Hold fast to dreams 
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

As always, thank you for supporting Tattered Cover, and we look forward to seeing you in the stores, 

Len and Kristen 
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
4/21: Dodge City

TC LoDo Book Club
Event Photo of the Month: March
Lamont "U-God" Hawkins of the acclaimed rap group, The Wu-Tang Clan, discusses his first memoir Raw: Journey into the Wu-Tang with local radio DJ Cassidy "Bedz" Bednark from FLO 107.1 on Friday, March 16, at Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue.

Submit your own event photos to newsletter@tatteredcover.com for a chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter!
Featured Events!
TODAY: Tuesday, April 3, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Ryan Holiday, the bestselling author of  Trust Me, I'm Lying   and  Ego Is the Enemy , will discuss and sign  Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue   ($28.00 Portfolio), a study in power, strategy, and one of the most wildly ambitious--and successful--secret plots in recent memory.
Friday, April 6, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Internationally bestselling author Jeffery Deaver will present  The Circumstantial Man ($14.95 Running Meter Press)   by the late local author Gary Reilly. There's a stolen car, a hit-and-run accident, mistaken identity, a body in Pete Larkey's bathroom, and a deadly encounter with a con man named Benny. Deaver will be joined by Mark Stevens, author and president of the Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America.
Friday, April 6, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Liam Callanan, journalist and author of  The Cloud Atlas , will discuss and sign  Paris by the Book  ($26.00 Dutton Books), about a mother who finds herself in Paris with her daughters, searching for her husband, rescuing a failing bookstore, and drawing closer to unexpected truths. Callanan will be in conversation with Eleanor Brown, the local author of  The Light of Paris  and  The Weird Sisters .
Monday, April 9, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

In his powerful fourth novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of  Cold Mountain , vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War. He will discuss and sign  Varina  ($27.99 Ecco Press). This is a novel of an American war and its aftermath, and a woman who comes to realize that complicity carries consequences.
Thursday, April 12, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Mohsin Hamid, the internationally bestselling author of  Exit West   and  The Reluctant Fundamentalist , both Man Booker Prize finalists, will discuss and sign  Exit West  ($16.00 Riverhead Books) for the paperback release. This  New York Times  bestseller is the astonishingly visionary love story that imagines the forces that drive ordinary people from their homes into the uncertain embrace of new lands. 
Sunday, April 15, 2:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Juan Gonzalez, one of the country's best-known Latino journalists, will discuss and sign  Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America's Tale of Two Cities   ($26.95 New Press). This book explores how Bill de Blasio's mayoral victory triggered a seismic shift in the nation's urban political landscape--and what it portends for our cities in the future.
Saturday, April 21, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Christopher Moore, the  New York Times  bestselling author of multiple novels including  Lamb  and   Fool , will discuss and sign his eagerly anticipated new novel  Noir   ($27.99 William Morrrow & Company). This zany noir is set on the mean streets of post-World War II San Francisco and features a diverse cast of characters.  Signing tickets are on sale NOW!
Monday, April 30, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Scott Jurek, the author of  Eat and Run , will discuss and sign his thrilling new memoir  North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail   ($28.00 Little Brown and Company), about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46-day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. Jurek will be joined by his wife Jenny Jurek.  Signing line tickets on sale NOW!
Friday, April 13, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove,

Sunday, April 22, 9:00 am, All TC Locations

Monday, April 23, 9:00 am, All TC Locations, MORE INFO BELOW

Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am, All TC Locations, MORE INFO BELOW

Friday, May 11, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove, TICKETS

Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Thursday, May 31, 7:00 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church, TICKETS

Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, STAY TUNED FOR TICKET INFO

Saturday, June 9, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, STAY TUNED FOR TICKET INFO

Thursday, June 21, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, STAY TUNED FOR TICKET INFO
Celebrate National Poetry Month

Saturday, April 7, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Thursday, April 12, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Saturday, April 14, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Friday, April 20, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 pm, Colfax Avenue
Mark your calendars

April
National Poetry Month!

4/1: Sunday
Easter

April Fool's Day

1/4: Wednesday
50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination

4/12: Thursday
Man Booker International
shortlist announced

4/13: Friday
Thomas Jefferson's birthday

4/16: Monday
Pulitzer Prize nominees and winner announced

4/22: Sunday
Earth Day

4/23: Monday
Book and Lovers' Day

4/28: Saturday
Independent Bookstore Day

4/30: Monday
Children's Book Week Begins
This month in
literary history

4/3/1920
F. Scott Fitzgerald marries Zelda Sayre

4/4/1984
The protagonist of 1984 by George Orwell begins his diary

4/5/1859
Charles Darwin sends the first three chapters of The Origin of Species
to his publisher

4/10/1925
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is published

4/12/1857
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert is published

4/20/1841
Edgar Allan Poe publishes The Murders in the Rue Morgue , the first detective story
Monday, April 23, 9:00 am - while supplies last,
All Tattered Cover Metro-Denver Locations

In honor of this springtime celebration of culture, beauty, literature and love, we will give out complimentary roses and commemorative bookmarks with the purchase of any book. As always, we’ll be happy to turn your purchases into lovely wrapped gifts at no extra charge! Keep an eye out for a special Book & Lovers' Day coupon in your inbox.
Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am
All Tattered Cover Metro-Denver Locations

Bookstores across the nation will be participating in Independent Bookstore Day, a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores, on April 28. Visit any metro-Denver Tattered Cover Book Store for exclusive, limited edition products, activities, giveaways, and more! To stay up-to-date on IBD 2018, visit our website at  tatteredcover.com/independent-bookstore-day-0



Guess what?? We're turning Trinity United Methodist Church into Hogwarts this summer! And you're invited to the party.


Don't miss out on the magic! Email us at newsletter@tatteredcover.com to join our Harry Potter Party mailing list
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 : Vladimir Nabokov was born on April 22, 1899. He would be 119 years old.
Do you have a Tattered Cover Colorado READ t-shirt yet? Buy one in-store or order them online here.
April Gift Item of the Month!

The Mystery Mansion Storytelling Card Game

"Mystery Mansion is like someone redecorated Clue in the vein of The Shining and asked you to come up with the all the frozen ax murder-y details yourself! Another story telling game with a nearly infinite series of combinations, if you were a fan of the Hollow Woods Storytelling Card Game, or your just a fan of classic mysteries, this is absolutely a game for you. Break it out at your next dinner party and see who makes it out alive..." -- Sam Foster, gift buyer
Results from last month's poll:

What is your favorite thing about March?

The first day of spring
43.2%


March Madness
27%


St. Patrick's Day
14.9%


Man Booker International Longlist Announcement
14.9%
What type of book do you prefer?
Hardcover
Paperback
Mass Market
Audio Book
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 Lawn Boy   by Jonathan Evison.   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  The Red Sparrow  by Jason Matthews.   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 Rebecca Kauffman

“The Gunners  is a remarkable novel about a group of friends who are reunited after ten years when one of them commits suicide. The result of this reunion is an evening full of long-awaited confessions and secret telling between them. Don’t let the simplicity of this plot fool you. Each character has something to reveal and literary writer, Rebecca Kauffman, attacks the emotional state of each character with direct, and unforgivably honest writing. The message she plants in this novel is clear, though not easy: Experience and accept your emotions no matter how jarring they come at you. That’s how we move forward.If you enjoy reading complex characters you can grip on to, pick up  The Gunners  this spring!” --  Stephanie Coleman, Director of Buying
kids' pick...
by Siobhan Vivian

" Stay Sweet  is about two very important things: the friendship between girls and ice cream. Siobhan Vivian's ( New York Times  bestselling author of  The List ) new book is a delicious summer (or winter, when you're missing the sun) read. The book follows Amelia during her final summer before college. For the last four summers, Amelia has worked at Meade Creamery along with nine other girls. The traditions the girls create and the bonds they form are reasons so many girls covet a position working at the ice cream shop. On Amelia's last first day, she finds the owner, Molly, on the floor of the office. Through the next weeks, Amelia struggles to keep the shop afloat with the help of her best friend, Cate, and the boy who is now in charge. The book has a parallel plot line taking place during WWII, highlighting the founding of Meade Creamery. If you like books about strong friendships and coming of age with a sprinkling of romance and history, this book is for you. Just make sure you have some of your favorite ice cream nearby!" -- Vivian, Tattered Cover Teen Advisory Board member

"This book is as sweet as the title. Amelia is a strong young woman who will do anything she can save the little ice cream stand she cares so much about. I loved how this book delved into the relationships between her and her best friend, her and the other Meade Creamery girls, and her and Grady--the new boy trying to reinvent the Meade Creamery. I felt everything Amelia was feeling, and I found myself wanting her to save the ice cream stand she loves so much just as badly as she did. The characters and the story made this book a wonderful read that I flew through. It’s the perfect book for a hot summer day, or even a cold snowy one! But most importantly, Stay Sweet reminded me that a little bit of ice cream can fix almost any problem." -- Alina, Tattered Cover Teen Advisory Board member

What else are we reading?
On shelves 4/3
by Meredith Goldstein

"I loved every part of  Can't Help Myself: Lessons & Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist by Meredith Goldstein. Meredith is hilarious and sincere and ever so savvy about relationships and love and life. She weaves her own story into the  Love Letters  she includes from her years of posting them in her  Boston Globe  column, then gives her response to the letters and finishes by adding a twist at the end of each chapter with a sampling of her readers' responses to the letters. It all adds up to a lively social commentary on all things relational. And while her own story might simply resonate with many who will read her book, she is so uniquely transparent that I'm sure many (like I did) will laugh out loud when she's funny and shed a few tears--in my case maybe more than a few--when her story hits home. She's that engaging!" -- Kathy Coble, Personnel Manager
On shelves 4/3
by Charles Soule

"Will Dando awakes one morning with a head full of predictions. How to use them? Deliver them to the people. The Site, a highly secure website that acts as the delivery platform for the predictions, begins as a non-profit endeavor, yet, when Will teams up with life-long friend Hamsa, they suddenly find themselves rich beyond their wildest dreams. While their accrued anonymity, power, and wealth begins to cultivate the attention of greed and fear driven enemies seeking to unveil the identity of the Oracle, Will discovers that each prediction leads a global change. As a larger schematic at play begins to unravel, Will and Hamsa seek to set right the wrongs that have stemmed from the creation of the Site. A fast-paced and fun read! Soule channels the speed and exhilaration of a mystery novel, while craftily incorporating an edge of fantasy." -- Chelsea Debret, Historic LoDo bookseller
On shelves now
by Sy Montgomery

"There are few creatures on the planet as different from humans as octopuses (and it is octopuses, not octopi!). The Soul of an Octopus brilliantly captures these invertebrate, multi-armed, super-strong, chameleons, not only in how they live, but in how we humans might—consciousness to consciousness—relate to them. I’ve so enjoyed Sy Montogmery’s book, we are taking our family to the Downtown Aquarium in Denver to see an octopus up close. I listened to the digital audio of The Soul of an Octopus , read by the author, via Libro.fm ." -- Len Vlahos, co-owner
April Cookbook of the Month!

On shelves now
by Shelly Westerhausen with Wyatt Worcel

“When a book looks you in the eye and tells you that your love of charcuterie can be applied to s'mores, you shut up and take notes.”

“As someone who would prefer to subsist almost entirely on wine and charcuterie, this cookbook is the stuff dreams are made of.”

"My first thought upon seeing this cookbook: How beautiful! My second thought: Do I really need a cookbook to tell me how to arrange things on a tray? The answer is yes! Packed with recipes, this book is both inspirational and practical." -- Tattered Cover Buying Team
Indie Next List Picks
This month's #1 on shelves now...
by  Christine Mangan

Tangerine  is one of the best debut novels I’ve read in a long time. Thanks to her exquisite writing, Christine Mangan manages to create a lush, vivid picture of Tangier in the 1950s and bring to life a complicated and very dark friendship between two young women. Lucy and Alice are former college roommates whose relationship has long since gone sour. When they reunite in Tangier, Mangan milks the delicious tension for all it’s worth and brings their story to a shocking conclusion. This book is an absolute stunner!” -- Erika VanDam, RoscoeBooks, Chicago, IL
New in paperback on 4/3...
by Danya Kukafka

“Perfectly paced and completely compelling, Girl in Snow by newcomer Danya Kukafka immerses you in a chilling small-town tale in which star high-school student Lucinda Hayes is found dead on a school playground. Most clues point to Cameron, an obsessed, window-peeping classmate who often lives in an ‘alternate’ state of mind. Conflicting clues come from the backstories of classmate Jade, the questionably motivated policeman Russ, and Cameron himself. Readers will be spellbound and remain puzzled as the characters expose the town’s secrets. Told in spare, haunting prose, this is a not-to-be-missed story!” -- Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault, Oskaloosa, IA
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