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February 2019
News & Reviews
Greetings Tattered Cover Customers!

For many years Tattered Cover had a program called the "Very Impressive Book," or VIB. In January we reworked and rebranded the program as the  Tattered Cover Book of the Month . This is  the  book, every month, that we hope you discover and love as much as we love. 

These titles are sometimes selected by our buying team, led by our Director of Buying, the wonderful Bethany Strout. Bethany's team of buyers are always scanning the literary landscape for the next great read (or a great read that didn't get the attention it deserved the first go round!). Other times, these titles are selected by our entire staff--more than 150 of us!--in a democratic process. 

Our Tattered Cover Book of the Month for February is  Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Pam Houston. This was an easy selection, as many of our colleagues read and fell in love with this book. Here's Len's review:

"I read the Advanced Reader's Copy of Deep Creek in November 2018, and I can already say with confidence it will be the best book I read in 2019. Pam Houston's lyrical and intensely personal account of her life on a ranch in the high country of Colorado is at once a love letter to the land, and a thought provoking commentary on the complexity of the human condition. I didn't want this book to end. A special read for Coloradans, but will be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere with a heart."

We hope you'll give  Deep Creek  a look and love it as much as we do. It's a truly special read. (Len is hosting Pam in our Colfax store the same evening we're writing this newsletter introduction; hopefully he will have seen many of you there.) 

We also hope you'll be on the lookout for our  Book of the Month  every month. And finally, we will continue to separately highlight our  Cookbook of the Month , our  Picture Book of the Month,  and our  Gift Item of the Month . In February, they are:

Cookbook of the Month --  Double Awesome Chinese Food  by Andrew, Irene, & Margaret Li
Picture Book of the Month --  My Heart  by Corinna Luyken
Gift Item of the Month --  Letters to My Love  

We hope you'll find inspiration from these selections. 

As always, thanks for supporting Tattered Cover. We look forward to seeing you in our stores!

Len and Kristen
TC Book Clubs

Travel Lovers' Book Club

AG Fiction Book Club
2/16:  The Great Alone  

AG Nonfiction Book Club

Mystery Book Club
2/21:  Last Rituals  

LoDo Book Club

Third Thursday Book Club
Wednesday, February 27, 7:00 PM, Aspen Grove
Thursday, February 28, 6:00 PM, Aspen Grove

Friday, March 15, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS
Tattered Tales Storytimes

Aspen Grove:
Mondays, 10:30 am
Colfax Avenue:
Tuesdays, 10:30 am
Historic LoDo:
Saturdays, 10:30 am
Monday, February 4, 10:30 am, Aspen Grove

Friday, March 1, 6:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Friday, March 2, 10:30 am, Aspen Grove
Photo of the Month: January
On Wednesday, January 9, Katherine Arden, bestselling author of the Winternight Trilogy , presented the final book in the trilogy, The Winter of the Witch . The Winternight Trilogy introduced an unforgettable heroine, Vasilisa Petrovna, a girl determined to forge her own path in a world that would rather lock her away. Her gifts and her courage have drawn the attention of Morozko, the winter-king.
Featured Events
Saturday, February 2, 8:45 am - 5:00 pm, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome  Ausma Zehanat Khan Cynthia Swanson Tim Johnston , and  Melanie Benjamin  as we celebrate the 21st anniversary of our signature literary event!  as we celebrate the 21st anniversary of our signature literary event!

Each ticket includes a literary-themed buffet breakfast with coffee and tea, a full day of author presentations, a discount on books at our on-site bookstore, and an afternoon reception & signing with sweet treats and a complimentary drink.

Honor the past, inspire the future.
Black History Month - February 2019
Wednesday, February 6, 7:00 pm

Matthew Horace is a law enforcement and security contributor to  CNN  and  The Wall Street Journal , and an internationally-recognized leadership expert in the field. He will discuss and sign  The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America's Law Enforcement  ($27.00 Hachette Books).
Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 pm

Polly E. Bugros McLean is associate professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she has served as director of Women and Gender Studies and as the faculty associate to the Chancellor. She will discuss and sign  Remembering Lucile: A Virginia Family's Rise from Slavery and a Legacy Forged a Mile High   ($29.95 University Press of Colorado).
Visit any Tattered Cover location to see our Black History Month displays celebrating literature, culture, and history!
Books to Read in Honor of Black History Month...

on shelves now!
Black is the Body by Emily Bernard

on shelves 2/5!
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

on shelves 2/12!
The Book of Delights by Ross Gay

Saturday, February 2, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Join Tattered Cover as we welcome The Bookshop Band to Denver with an enchanting evening of live music inspired by books and bookstores! The Bookshop Band have toured extensively around the UK and abroad, from bookshops to festival main-stages, and have been commissioned by  BBC Radio 3 , The Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, most recently writing two songs for the launch of Philip Pullman’s  The Book of Dust , and working with The V&A Museum on a musical series of previously banned books.  REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW!
Sunday, February 3, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Leigh Bardugo is a #1  New York Times  bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the  Grishaverse . With over two million copies sold, her  Grishaverse  spans the  Shadow and Bone  trilogy, the  Six of Crows  duology, and  The Language of Thorns . She will discuss and sign  King of Scars  ($19.99 Macmillan), the first novel in a new duology in the  Grishaverse

Tattered Cover is partnering with Macmillan to host a  Grishaverse  fan meet-up an hour before Leigh arrives. At 1:00 pm, fans can participate in trivia/games, a themed  King of Scars  photo backdrop, exclusive fan-meet-up-only moments, and more!  SIGNING LINE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Saturday, February 9, 2:00pm, Aspen Grove

Karen Kingsbury is a #1  New York Times  bestselling novelist with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her  Baxter Family  books are being developed into a TV series slated to debut in fall 2019. Tyler Russell is an author and screenwriter whose first screenplay,  Karen Kingsbury’s Maggie’s Christmas Miracle , premiered on  Hallmark  in December 2017. They will discuss and sign  Best Family Ever (A Baxter Family Children Story)  ($17.99 Simon & Schuster), the first book in the  Baxter Family Children  series.
Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Colleen Oakes is the bestselling author of books for both teens and adults, including the  Queen of Hearts  trilogy, the  Elly in Bloom  series, and the  Wendy Darling  saga. She will discuss and sign  The Black Coats  ($17.99 HarperTeen), a powerful, thrilling, and deeply resonant novel about a secret society of girls who plot revenge on the men who hurt them. Oakes will be in conversation with Emily France, author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel  Signs of You  and  Zen and Gone .
Thursday, February 21, 7:00pm, Aspen Grove

Diane Sanfilippo,  New York Times  bestselling author and health and wellness pioneer, will discuss and sign  Keto Quick Start: A Beginner's Guide to a Whole-Foods Ketogenic Diet with More Than 100 Recipes  ($34.50 Victory Belt Publishing). Bringing in her own experience with the ketogenic diet, this books is a comprehensive and easy-to-follow road map to transitioning to a keto lifestyle.
Sunday, February 24, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Avi   is the author of the Newbery Medal novel  Crispin: The Cross of Lead  and the Newbery Honor books  Nothing But the Truth  and  The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle , among many other books for young readers. He will discuss and sign  The End of the World and Beyond  ($16.95 Algonquin Young Readers), the sequel to  The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts .
Friday, February 8, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Saturday, March 16, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church, TICKETS
Saturday, March 16,
12:00 - 4:00 pm, Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities

The Arvada Center and Regis University are partnering with the Tattered Cover Book Store to present the Colorado Book and Arts Festival! This is a one-day literary arts festival celebrating books, art, and music for the whole family.

The Arvada Center will be filled with authors, panel discussions, an onsite pop-up Tattered Cover Book Store, a children’s area with author-led activities, artist booths, musical performances, and more. Don't miss a SPECIAL Keynote Conversation with Peng Shepherd, author of   The Book of M .

Mark your calendars

Black History Month

2/2: Saturday
Groundhog Day

2/5: Tuesday
Chinese New Year

2/14: Thursday
Valentine's Day

2/18: Monday
Presidents' Day
This month in literary history

The Last of the Mohicans  is published

Of Mice and Men  is published

Ian Flemming begins work on  Casino Royale , the first James Bond  novel, in Jamaica
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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 : Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812.
Tattered Cover gear makes great gifts! Buy one in-store or order them
For a limited time, Libro.FM is offering new members three free audiobooks with a monthly membership. Make the switch and take advantage of the offer here !
Join the Friends of Tattered Cover membership program today! More information here .
Results from last month's poll: What is your reading goal for 2019?

30 books

50 books

15 books

100 books

What is your favorite genre of nonfiction?
History or Political Science
Biography or Memoir
Nature or Animals
Music, Film, or Culture
7 news book club logo
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     The Red Address Book   by Sofia Lundberg .   Mention the 7News Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.
Join Tattered Cover Book Store and Denver7 Meteorologist, Lisa Hidalgo, for light refreshments and lively discussion! The Denver7 Book Club is reserved for guests 21 and older Registration available NOW!
Tattered Cover February Picks
Book of the Month...
by Pam Houston

"I can already say with confidence  Deep Creek   will be the best book I read in 2019. Pam Houston's lyrical and intensely personal account of her life on a ranch in the high country of Colorado is at once a love letter to the land, and a thought provoking commentary on the complexity of the human condition. I didn't want this book to end. A special read that will be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere with a heart." -- Len Vlahos, Co-Owner
Picture Book of the Month...
by Corinna Luyken

"'My heart is a shadow, a light, and a guide. Closed or open...I get to decide.' Corinna Luyken is one of the most exciting illustrators to appear in the past few years, and this book--with its perfectly simple text--shares a message we could all stand to hear: your heart can guide you if you let it; love can be shared if you're open to it, and it's never too late to change. It's an affirmation  and  a love letter, and the ideal gift to share with your loved ones, young  or  old." -- Bethany Strout, Director of Buying
Cookbook of the Month...
by Margaret Li, Irene Li, & Andrew Li

"I guarantee this cookbook will excite your senses. The authors (sibling co-owners of a wildly successful restaurant in Boston) haven't seen their fame fully spread to the West--yet. Get in on the ground floor, relish in the surprising flavor combos (scallion pancakes with cheddar cheese?), and honor their positive business practices (like profit-sharing for everyone from dishwashers to senior managers) all while getting inspired by Fried Rice with Pickled Cranberries and Honey Scallion Goat Cheese (p. 122), the aforementioned scallion pancake egg sandwich with cheddar cheese, called the 'Double Awesome' (p. 77), and Red Curry Frito Pie (p. 138). Snacky, unexpected, delicious--an excellent entry to cooking Chinese food, or a new take on traditional Chinese flavors." -- Bethany Strout, Director of Buying
Gift Item of the Month...
Letters to My Love

" For the month of February, give the gift of Letters to My Love! They will inspire you to declare your affection in this keepsake collection. Nothing is more romantic than a handwritten love letter! Postdate each envelope, seal with a kiss (and a sticker), and gift this book of love to your sweetheart for future opening. " -- Katie Brewer, Gift Buyer
Staff Book Reviews
On shelves now...
by Mike Chen

"This is going to be one of the best books you read in 2019--I guarantee it. I read this book in two days because I seriously couldn't put it down. A heartfelt story about a man who gets trapped in the past and builds a life for himself, only to have it stolen from him because his daughter is now a time paradox. The world is easy to understand and it's great how un-complex Chen made time travel, coding, and a futuristic society feel. It flowed and it was comprehendible. The characters were what made this journey. You rooted for them and felt with them and empathized. And they felt human! They had natural reactions to things and yet felt like complete, whole, complex humans. With the geeky references (which were just icing on the cake) and the science and the sort-of weird but heartfelt plot, I really believe that this book is going to hit a wide demographic. It's that good." -- Mikaley Osley, Marketing & Events Manager
On shelves now...
by Kristen Roupenian

"Kristen Roupenian has a way of making you deeply care about characters you only know for a few pages. I'm a big short story reader, but rarely do I venture into literary short stories for the very reason that I find it hard to connect with characters I've barely met. But I read You Know You Want This: "Cat Person" and Other Stories in one day. I didn't want to stop reading about most of the characters Roupenian presented to me. If almost every story in this collection was fleshed out into a full novel, I would read them in a heartbeat. The writing is engrossing and fascinating and real. If you want to read stories about growing up, relationships, and sex that will startle, scare, and humor you then you need to read this book. You know you want this." -- Ashley Lyons, Content and Communications Coordinator
Indie Next List Picks
This month's #1...
by Stephanie Land

“Stephanie Land’s Maid is a must-read of the highest order, a memoir of a single mother struggling to survive while performing the household labor that many of us take for granted. While at once deeply personal--you’ll fall hard for Stephanie and her daughter, Mia--it is also essential social commentary about how we treat the myriad domestic laborers who toil in our homes, oftentimes unseen and unappreciated. Read it alongside Nickel and Dimed or Evicted for a stunning, unforgettable look at American poverty and determination.” -- Emilie Sommer, East City Bookshop, Washington, DC
New in paperback...
by Liam Callanan

“In Paris, there is a bookstore called The Late Edition, where books are shelved geographically, and while readers can find any book by its story's setting, the store's proprietor Leah cannot locate her missing husband and searches for him throughout the city. In Paris by the Book , Paris is equal parts Madeline and The Red Balloon , the children's books that shape Leah's view of the City of Light. I'd compare Callanan's engrossing third novel to The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and The Little Paris Bookshop , but with its confounding but ultimately loveable heroine, there's a bit of Where'd You Go, Bernadette in the story as well. This captivating novel is filled with rich characters, a twisty plot, a bit of mystery, and a heaping dollop of joie de vivre.” -- Daniel Goldin, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI
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