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August 2018
News & Reviews
Greetings Friends of Tattered Cover, 

If you're an audiobook listener or a coffee drinker,  READ THIS!

AudioBooks . For those of you who don't already know, Tattered Cover partners with Libro.FM, an independent provider of digital audio books. They have a tremendous selection, competitive prices, and an app that is every bit as good as (some, like me, might say better than) Audible or iTunes. 

When you shop via Libro.FM , you're supporting Tattered Cover, and keeping money in our community, which will definitely make you feel really good. We promise. 

Simply go to , search for a book, and when you're on that book's product page, look for the "Get the Digital Audiobook" link directly under the image of the jacket cover. To get you started, here is one recommendation from each of us:

LEN:  The Lost City of the Monkey God , by Douglas Preston -- This true account of the search for the fabled Ciudad Blanca in the remote rain forests of Honduras, is part archeology adventure, part history, and part treatise on pandemics of the past, present, and future. It reads like a novel, and is highly recommended for anyone who loves great narrative nonfiction like  Devil in the White City Shadow Divers , or  In the Heart of the Sea .  

KRISTEN:   The Hate U Give  by Angie Thomas -- This bestselling, powerful young adult novel about social justice and one teen girl's effort to fight for what is right, will leave you breathless. The narration by Bahni Turpin is hands down the best I've ever heard. This is such an important book it should be required reading for life in general. Or listening. Definitely listening.

Coffee . We like to remind our customers from time to time that Tattered Cover owns and operates coffee shops in both our Colfax Avenue and Lower Downtown locations. We have a full menu of hot and cold coffee and tea drinks -- including Nitro Cold Brew, now at  both  locations -- and a robust menu of pastries, snacks, and light fare. We source most of our food and ingredients locally, and we have the  best  staff of baristas anywhere in the city. 

We're also super excited to welcome our new coffee shop manager, Talia, who comes to us from Dean & DeLuca Honolulu, which we just think is cool. Be sure to say hi to Talia and our wonderful team when you're next there.  Mention this email, and they'll take $1 off any barista-made drink, now through August 31!

Happy August everyone, and watch your email for a BIG announcement coming soon. As always, we look forward to seeing you in the store. 

Len and Kristen 

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

Travel Lovers'
Book Club
8/13:  Daring to

Book Club
8/16:  Magpie

AG Fiction
Book Club

AG Nonfiction Book Club
8/18:  Norwich
Third Thursday Book Club
9/20:   Salvage the
Tattered Tales Storytimes
Young children are invited for a half hour of stories and fun.

Aspen Grove:
Mondays, 10:30 am
Colfax Avenue:
Tuesdays, 10:30 am
Historic LoDo:
Saturdays, 10:30 am
Tuesday, August 28, 6:30 pm, Colfax Avenue
Thursday, August 30, 6:00 pm, Aspen Grove
Event Photo of the Month: July
On Saturday, July 28, we celebrated 20 years of magic with Harry Potter and 1,000 witches and wizards at Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue!

Submit your own event photos to for a chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter!
Featured Events!
Wednesday, August 8, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Eugenia Bone, author of  Mycophilia , will discuss and sign  Microbia: A Journey Into the Unseen World Around You   ($25.99 Rodale Books). Bone enrolled at Columbia University to study Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology to learn more about microbes. Her stories about being a middle-aged mom in undergrad college life are hilarious, but more profoundly, she discovered the role of microbes in nature and illustrates their importance to the existence of everything.
Saturday, August 11, 2:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Award-winning author R. O. Kwon will discuss and sign  The Incendiaries   ($26.00 Riverhead Books), a powerful, darkly glittering novel about a young Korean American woman at an elite American university drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea.
Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Join us for an evening with the RMFW Writer of the year finalists! Curtis Craddock will discuss and sign  An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors: Book One in the Risen Kingdoms   ($15.99 Tor Books). Gwen Florio will discuss and sign  Silent Hearts   ($26.00 Atria Books). Sue Duff will discuss and sign  Dim the Lights: Book Five: The Weir Chronicles   ($18.00 Crosswinds Publishing). Corinne O'Flynn will discuss and sign  Ghosts of Witches Past   ($14.99 Big Ink Books). Bernadette Marie will discuss and sign  The Tea Shop   ($17.99 5 Prince Publishing and Books LLC).
Thursday, August 16, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Richard Bender has been making wine for more than 30 years with ingredients he's harvested, foraged, and purchased at farmers' markets. He will discuss and sign  Wild Winemaking: Easy & Adventurous Recipes Going Beyond Grapes, Including Apple Champagne, Ginger-Green Tea Sake, Key Lime-Cayenne Wine, and 142 More   ($19.95 Storey Publishing). Attendees must be 21 years and older, and ID will be checked at the door. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Adam Cayton-Holland went from a painfully sensitive kid growing up in Denver to a writer and performer with a burgeoning career in comedy. He will discuss and sign  Tragedy Plus Time: A Tragi-Comic Memoir   ($26.00 Touchstone Books), about his beautiful, funny, and heartbreaking relationship with his younger sister and the depression that took her life.  TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Jamie McGuire, the  New York Times  bestselling author of multiple novels, will discuss and sign  From Here to You   ($15.99 Forever), a romance novel about secrets and one woman's journey to protect herself and her baby. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Friday, August 24, 7:00 pm, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Sloans Lake

Amber Tamblyn, actress and poet, will discuss and sign her debut thriller novel  Any Man   ($15.99 Harper Perennial). Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence. This event will feature a showing of  Paint it Black , a movie directed by Tamblyn, about a young woman who attempts to deal with the death of her boyfriend while continuously confronted by his mentally unstable mother.  TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Friday, August 3, 9:30 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Friday, August 10, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Sunday, September 30, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Tuesday, October 2, 7:00 pm, Littleton High School, TICKETS

Thursday, October 4, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, FREE REGISTRATION

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

Friday, October 19, 7:00 pm, Cherry Creek High School, TICKETS

Sunday, October 21, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS
Mark your calendars

8/9: Thursday
Book Lovers Day
This month in
literary history

Last installment of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is published

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin is published

Walden by Henry David Thoreau is published

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov is published in the U.S.
Purchase 10 kids' books from May 28, to September 3, and redeem a completed bookmark for a $15 gift card! Booked for Summer Bookmarks
are available in the Children's section of each Metro Denver Tattered Cover store. View a PDF of the Booked for Summer Bookmark  HERE .
The Man Booker Prize 2018 Longlist

The longlist, or 'Man Booker Dozen', for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today! This year's longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges...

Read more
Nick Drnaso on the First Comic to Make the Man Booker...

Talk to Nick Drnaso for more than a few seconds and you hear in his laconic, muted voice a longing to be somewhere - anywhere - other than in the spotlight...

Read more
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 : H.P. Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890. He would be 128 years old.
NEW! Tattered tank tops and T-shirts. Buy one in-store or order them online here .
August Gift Item of the Month: Art N' Wordz Posters

"Help us rescue old dictionary pages and check the insanely cool original art from Art N' Words. These kitchy and fun pieces are all printed directly on to recovered dictionary pages, some of them almost 200 years old. It's an amazing way to give new life to pages whose bindings have been corrupted by time and tragedy. This also means that every single page is a unique print as each design is rarely printed upon the same words. Check them out at our Colfax Avenue, Historic LoDo, or Aspen Grove locations!" -- Sam Foster, Gift Buyer
Results from last month's poll:

How many of the Great American Read books have you read?

1 - 20

21 - 40

41 - 60

61 - 80

81 - 100
What is your favorite drink item to get from our cafés?
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  Unbound   by John Shors.   Mention Dom's Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.

The Adult V.I.B. is currently on hiatus! Check out all our past V.I.B. picks for  Adults  and 
Young Readers and stay tuned for more!
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Kids' V.I.B. pick...
by Kathryn Ormsbee

"What a delightful feel-good book! I loved that it was about artists, friends, growing up, changes, being okay and not okay. I learned a lot about asexuality, which was described very well through the eyes of the main character, Tash. The dynamic of the three main friends was great. They were complete characters, with problems beyond their romantic lives. Also, I loved the contemporary aspect of it, with social media, the web series, and all of the tech. It was as if it was set in the real world! Sometimes YA stories isolate their characters from the technology we all use and I liked that it was central to this story. I highly recommend it." -- Mikaley Osley, Events and Marketing Manager
What else are we reading?
On shelves 8/7...
by Anne Youngson

"Anne Youngson brilliantly crafts  Meet me at the Museum  in a series of emails and letters. It took me about 2 pages to fall in love with Youngson's main characters, Kristian and Tina, who begin a unique relationship centered around their mutual interest in The Tollund Man, an Iron Age archeological find housed in the Silkeborg Museum. Kristian and Tina's letters take on a life of their own, and, I think other readers will also find themselves caught up in the unfolding relationship which begins to slowly take shape. Kristen and Tina trust and respect each other even though each brings a different reality to their friendship . And so, when they eventually find mutuality, each fosters in the other a new way of looking at their own life, which then makes it possible to them to make changes neither thought possible. It's a triumphant story made more powerful, I think, because it comes from a woman's perspective." --  Kathy Coble, Personnel Manager
On shelves 8/21
by Sandie Jones

"I always say that if a mystery thriller novel has the word 'woman' or 'girl' in the title then it's probably going to be really good! This book is the most frustrating thriller I've read since The Woman in the Window and I mean that in the best way possible. It starts off like a typical girl meets boy story. Emily falls in love in Adam and she is nervous to meet his mother, as anyone in a serious relationship might be. But something is a bit off with Adam. He has another woman in his life--Pammie, his mother. Pammie doesn't like Emily, but Adam doesn't believe it. The book follows Emily and Pammie's cat and mouse game and tensions between the 'happy couple' rise as Emily tries to get Adam to see what's really happening. Soon, Emily finds herself in the middle of a very sinister situation. If you have the urge to stay up all night, spend it reading this book. " -- Ashley Lyons, Content and Communications Coordinator
On shelves now...
by Anne Youngson

"One Calcutta night, a stranger tells another that he's half-werewolf. Alok, a college professor and recipient of this revelation, then listens as the stranger weaves a tale so immersive it's hallucinatory. Curious about the stranger and his claim---and wanting more of the high, Alok agrees to transcribe two sets of scrolls. A tale unfolds of predatory, two-souled shapeshifters---but it is also a deeply personal story---a story of outsiders, yearning, transformation, and survival. I was eager to read this because I have a soft spot for the ancient scroll/book schtick. It was unlike anything I expected and I loved it. It draws heavily on folklore and mythology (especially Indian), has memorable characters, incredibly inventive world-building, and one of the most sui generis approaches to shapeshifters that I have ever read. 'Werewolf' doesn't remotely cover what these creatures are (though the claim makes sense in context)." -- Portia Graf, Aspen Grove manager
August Cookbook of the Month...
by Christopher Kimball

"Does a good cook use a microwave? What's the ideal ratio of oil to vinegar in a salad dressing? How do you cook a perfect roast chicken? These are foolproof "master" recipes -- once you know a technique, you will be prepared and confident to cook these anywhere/anytime. Wouldn't you like to feel capable in the kitchen and have skills to carry with you through your whole life? You can with Christopher Kimball! -- Joanna Bruening, bookseller
Indie Next List Picks
This month's #1...
by R.O. Kown

“R.O. Kwon’s debut knocked me sideways. The Incendiaries is a serious reckoning with the problem of fanaticism and the violence of blind devotion. The story of Will and Phoebe is told with an extraordinarily smart and soulful style. I was amazed at how perfectly Kwon’s spare language fit her novel’s expansive scope. A stunning portrait of what faith can do and undo, The Incendiaries will delight and disturb. But, most of all, it will impress.” -- John Francisconi, Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT
New in paperback...
by Nate Blakeslee

"American Wolf uncovers the true legacy of the american wolf’s survival after reintroducing them into the Rockies in the wake of becoming nearly extinct in the 1920’s. The book focuses on renowned wolf, O-Six, who’s unlike any female wolf Yellowstone park ranger, Rick McIntyre, has ever seen. Many of O-Six’s challenges for survival are directly linked to the larger issue between those who are against the reintroduction of wolves and those who see wolves as an integral part of our ecosystem. Whether you are for or against reintroducing wolves into our world, Nate Blakeslee’s American Wolf is an essential read for anyone interested in a fascinating part of American history and an important issue that continues to plague the west." -- Stephanie Coleman, Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO
Community Bulletin Board
An Evening with Pam Grout: #1 New York Times betselling author of E-Squared
Halcyon Hotel in Cherry Creek, Thursday, August 16, 5:30 - 9:00 pm
You are eligible to get tickets for the incredible low price of $40.50 (plus a low-cost servicecharge of only $5 per ticket) through Colorado Public Television 12,
Get The Led Out - The American Led Zeppelin
Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Thursday, September 27 | 7:30 pm
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