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January 2019
News & Reviews
Greetings Tattered Cover Customers!

Thank you for making the 2018 holiday season at Tattered Cover a success. This was the busiest holiday season we've had in our stores in a few years, and we cannot tell you how much we appreciate your support. 

We both worked on the floor last month, and were delighted to meet so many of you in person. With the responsibilities that come with an organization the size of Tattered Cover, we don't often have the opportunity to greet customers and talk about books; the few weeks we get to spend on the sales floor each December make it our very favorite time of year.  

With the holidays behind us, we now turn the page on the calendar (or rather, hang our new wall calendar) and reflect on the year ahead. With that in mind, we thought we would share with you a few of our New Year's resolutions for Tattered Cover:

Kristen and Len New Year's Resolutions:

  • Remember that each and every time someone walks into our store it's a gift, and we must strive to provide the best experience we possibly can to all of our customers
  • Listen to our customers, always
  • Treat our staff like the rock stars they are (seriously, we love our staff and think of them as family) 
  • Listen to our staff
  • Continue to grow our Friends of Tattered Cover program (thank you to everyone who joined in 2018!)
  • Unveil a few TC surprises throughout the year 
  • We're not sure this is possible, but have an even better schedule of events than in 2018
  • Make every day count
  • And personally, READ/LISTEN TO MORE BOOKS!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and we wish you a very happy, healthy New Year. 
TC Book Clubs

LoDo Book Club
1/7:  Housekeeping

Travel Lovers' Book Club

Third Thursday Book Club
1/17:   The One Man

Mystery Book Club
2/21:  Last Rituals  
Wednesday, January 30, 7:00 PM, Historic LoDo
Thursday, January 31, 7:00 PM, Aspen Grove
Tattered Tales Storytimes

Aspen Grove:
Mondays, 10:30 am
Colfax Avenue:
Tuesdays, 10:30 am
Historic LoDo:
Saturdays, 10:30 am
Photo of the Month: December
On December 4, Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue hosted a very special Tattered Tales Storytime with author Claudine Norden and illustrator Bonnie Wiegand. They presented Quigly the Quiet Hedgehog , a delightful story about a confident and assertive hedgehog embracing his introverted nature. This is Claudine's first book!
Featured Events
Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Katherine Arden is the author of the national bestseller  The Bear and the Nightingale  and  The Girl in the Tower . She will discuss and sign  The Winter of the Witch  ($28.00 Del Rey), the stunning conclusion to the bestselling  Winternight Trilogy
Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Brad Meltzer is the #1  New York Times  bestselling author of  The Escape Artist The Inner Circle , and many other thrillers. He will discuss and sign  The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington  ($29.99 Flatiron Books). TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Andrew Grant is the author of  False Positive False Friend and   False Witness . He will discuss and sign  Invisible  ($27.00 Ballantine Books), about an army veteran and intelligence agent who goes undercover as a janitor at a federal courthouse. Grant will be in conversation with Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher thrillers. Child will not be signing.
Sunday, January 27, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

James Rollins is the author of multiple international thrillers including his  Sigma Force  series. He will discuss and sign  Crucible  ($28.99 William Morrow & Company). In the race to save one of their own, Sigma Force must wrestle with the deepest spiritual mysteries of mankind in a mind-expanding adventure that blends of cutting edge science, historical mystery, and pulse-pounding action.
Tuesday, January 29, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Nadia Bolz-Weber is the  New York Times  bestselling author of  Pastrix  and  Accidental Saints . She will discuss and sign  Shameless: A Sexual Reformation  ($25.00 Convergent Books), a full-blown overhaul of harmful and antiquated ideas about sex, gender, and our bodies.
Thursday, January 31, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Critically-acclaimed author Pam Houston will discuss and sign  Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country  ($25.95 W. W. Norton & Company). On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it.

Saturday, February 2, 8:45 am - 5:00 pm, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome Cynthia Swanson , Tim Johnston , and Melanie Benjamin  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.

Friday, January 18, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Friday, January 18, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove, TICKETS
Saturday, February 2, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, REGISTRATION

Sunday, February 3, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

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

Saturday, March 16, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue,
Mark your calendars

1/21: Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
This month in literary history

Victor Hugo finishes The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Arthur Miller's  The Crucible  premieres

Jane Austen's  Pride and Prejudice  is published

Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven  is published
The 10 Best Book Reviews of 2018

Patricia Lockwood on Lucia Berlin's stories, Hanif Abdurraqib on Kiese Laymon's memoir, Charles Finch on the end of Knausgaard's struggle, and more

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 : Lewis Carroll was born on January 27, 1832.
Tattered Cover gear makes great gifts! Buy one in-store or order them
The Top 10 Audiobooks of 2018 were selected based on sales through more than 550 independent bookstores!
Join the Friends of Tattered Cover membership program today! More information here
Results from last month's poll: What is your favorite item from Tattered Cover to give?


Gift cards

Journals or greeting cards

Gift items like bookmarks, mugs, jewelry, etc.

Cafe items
What is your reading goal for 2019?
15 books
30 books
50 books
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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 Heart's Invisible Furies   by John Boyne .   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!
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  Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World   by William McRaven .   Mention Dom's Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.
Tattered Cover January Picks
Book of the Month...
by Chigozie Obioma

"A gorgeously literary love story and an enchanting reimagining of  The Odyssey  both, set in modern-day Nigeria. For anyone who enjoys Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jhumpa Lahiri, and/or rich, imaginative, semi-satirical fiction. Obioma's debut was shortlisted for the Man Booker in 2015, and this book, his sophomore effort, is a far cry from any 'slump!'" -- Lainie Formby, Adult Frontlist Buyer
Picture Book of the Month...
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated Jerry Pinkney 

This is the coziest book on our shelves! This never-before-published picture book by the author of  Goodnight Moon  has been illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Jerry Pinkney to create a read-aloud experience perfect for snowy day snuggling. Filled with animals, sound words, and joy, it’s sure to be a winter favorite for years to come. -- Bethany Strout, Director of Buying
Cookbook of the Month...
by Leela Cyd

"Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is the word for a Danish concept that means coziness, comfort, and warmth. It’s sitting by the fireplace with a dog on your lap. It’s making hot chocolate over the gas stove with your children or reading a book with a mug of coffee. Hygge is feeling like you belong and like you can share that belonging with others--and Leela Cyd is here to bring it to your kitchen and your table as snow starts to fall. Personally, I’m drooling most over the recipes in the 'Spiced' chapter. If you need to find me anytime soon, I’ll be the one leaning over a stock pot, working on the lentils on page 52, to be topped with apricots, olives, and yogurt and served on toast. And you know I’ll be holding a steaming mug of spiced glogg!" -- Afton Montgomery, Assistant Adult Frontlist Buyer
Gift Item of the Month...
Tattered Cover Sweatshirts

"A sturdy and cozy zip-up hoodie featuring a kangaroo pocket and drawstring hood. Our iconic green hoodie will keep you warm in the colder months. Find one at any Tattered Cover location!" -- Katie Brewer, Gift Buyer
Staff Book Reviews
On shelves 1/15...
by Mary Pipher

"As one of the women in the demographic Pipher speaks to, I gained a great deal of insight and wisdom from her book and I think many women in our demographic will as well. She writes with profound authenticity, using pertinent data intermixed with personal experience and anecdotes from women who face the cultural, physical and inter-personal issues aging brings. From her perspective, we are challenged and yet we can overcome and prevail. That might sound like a lot to hope for, but Pipher successfully translates her deep understanding of how to cultivate resilience and joy in the midst of challenges. This is a great read." -- Kathy Coble, Personnel Manager
On shelves 1/15...
by Dani Shapiro

"Although Dani Shapiro knew her family heritage, she joined her husband in doing an Ancestry DNA test. The results called into question everything she thought she knew about her life and herself. Inheritance is the story of Dani's journey uncovering the secrets of the past and answering the question who am I if my DNA does not match my life? The is a timely and important topic as DNA tests have become common and a reminder not all surprises are welcome. Dani's story telling makes for a compelling read and one that still affects me months later." -- Margaret Noteman, Aspen Grove Book Buyer
On shelves now...
by Diane Setterfield

“Setterfield’s writing is delightful in this tale. The book starts with a mysterious stranger and a dead girl who comes back to life, and the suspense unravels beautifully from there.” -- Kathy Baum, Bookseller
Indie Next List Picks
This month's #1...
by Lisa Jewell

“The picturesque painted houses at the top the of the street hide a delicate web of past and present intrigue. Complicated relationships abound: sisters and brothers, teacher and student, innocent love and the timeless theme of marital infidelity, and, of course, a murder. Jewell’s understanding of the human psyche and its idiosyncrasies makes for a deliciously hard-to-put-down whodunit that hits all too close to home. She is a story weaver like no other and she had me guessing the whole way through.” -- Laura Taylor, The Oxford Exchange, Tampa, FL
New in paperback...
by Denis Johnson

“Denis Johnson is one of those writers whose work you read, no matter the topic or reviews. Even in his strangest stories, he manages to conjure just the right turns of phrase to put the reader within his wacky world. I was so excited to get my hands on his posthumously published collection of short stories, which reminds me of his breakout collection, Jesus' Son . The stories are wry, expertly written, and laced with similarly hazy, under-the-influence characters. It was bittersweet to read his final published works, but he certainly didn't let us down.” -- Courtney Flynn, Trident Booksellers & Cafe, Boston, MA
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