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July 2018
News & Reviews
Greetings Friends of Tattered Cover, 

In the age of Marvel movies and Netflix and  Words with Friends  and the million other distractions crowding our brains each day, it's not often books take center stage in our great national discourse. That changes this fall with PBS's  The Great American Read

The basic idea is this: PBS polled a statistically representative panel of American readers to come up with a list of America's favorite books; that list was culled by book experts into the top 100. PBS will present eight episodes this fall to examine all the books, and is inviting America to vote for their favorite book. The winner will be revealed in the final episode in late October. (The premiere episode, which aired this May, will be rebroadcast September 11.) 

Naturally, with any conversation about books, Tattered Cover wants to be front and center. As such, we are an official sponsor of the Rocky Mountain PBS broadcasts of the The Great American Read (GAR). In addition to our sponsorship ads which will run before and after each episode,  we have a lot of fun ways for YOU to participate :

1. Of course you can  vote in PBS's poll  to help determine the best book.  You can also see how many of the books you've read . Visit the  GAR website  for more info. 

2. As interesting as the national vote is, we're  really  curious as to  what Coloradans would choose as  their  favorite book  from the list. With that in mind, we've set up a way for you to vote for Colorado's Great American Read. Click here  and take our poll. You can also write in books you think are missing from the list. You don't need to share an email address or register. Just vote! 

3. We're so excited about this, we're partnering with  Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton  (across the Aspen Grove shopping center from our suburban store), and the  Sie FilmCenter in Denver  (across the esplanade from our Colfax Ave. store) to host  viewing parties for the first new episode on September 18 . Tickets to the Sie FilmCenter viewing party are $1. Tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse viewing party are $5 and will act as a voucher toward purchasing food in the theater. See the links to purchase tickets!

4. We will host  viewing parties in our Colfax Ave. store and in our Aspen Grove store for the final episode on October 30 . During the episode, PBS will reveal America's number one book. Immediately  after  that episode, Tattered Cover will reveal Colorado's number one book, as voted by our customers. 

We hope you'll join us in celebrating great books this summer and fall with The Great American Read. 

As always, we look forward to seeing you in the stores. 
Len & 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
6/21:  Death of a Fool  

Third Thursday Book Club

Mystery Book Club
8/16:   Magpie Murders
Thursday, July 26, 6:00 pm, Aspen Grove
Great American Read | Rocky Mountain PBS

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Event Photo of the Month: June
Author Stephen Kuusisto, with his guide dog, Caitlyn, discusses  Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet's Journey , his delightful story of how this guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for travel and independence. .

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Featured Events!
Saturday, July 7, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Authors Michael Isikoff and David Corn will discuss and sign  Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump   ($32.00 Twelve), the incredible and harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency.
Monday, July 9, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Linda Castillo, the  New York Times  bestselling author of multiple  Kate Burkholder  novels, including  Sworn to Silence , will discuss and sign  A Gathering of Secrets  ($26.99 Minotaur Books), a harrowing thriller about a deadly fire that exposes the dark side of Amish life.
Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Debut author Amy Meyerson will discuss and sign  The Bookshop of Yesterdays   ($22.99 Park Row), about a woman who inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery. Meyerson will be joined by Cynthia Swanson, the local author of  The Bookseller  and  The Glass Forest .
Sunday, July 15, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Colleen Hoover, the #1  New York Times  bestselling author of It Ends with Us , will discuss and sign   All Your Perfects  ($28.00 Atria Books), which delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.  TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Thursday, July 19, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Author Jenny Milchman will discuss and sign  Wicked River   ($15.99 Sourcebooks Landmark), about a newlywed couple attempting to start a life together six million acres away from civilization. Author Sandra Block will discuss and sign  What Happened That Night  ($15.99 Sourcebooks Landmark), about a woman who remembers a traumatic night years after it occurs.

Author Carter Wilson will discuss and sign  Mister Tender's Girl   ($15.99 Sourcebooks Landmark), inspired by the Slender Man crime. Author Randall Silvis will discuss and sign  Two Days Gone   ($15.99 Sourcebooks Landmark), a  Ryan DeMarco  mystery about a college professor accused of a terrible crime.
Thursday, July 20, 6:30 pm, Colfax Avenue

Join Tattered Cover, Avon Books, and Swish Beverages for Romance and Rosé, an evening of romance book talks and signings! Featured authors include Meg Cabot, Kristen Proby, Jill Shalvis, Beverly Jenkins, Sarah MacLean, Jennifer Ryan, Maya Rodale, Joanna Shupe, Lorraine Heath, Cathy Maxwell, Lori Wilde, HelenKay Dimon, Alyssa Cole, Sophie Jordan, Eva Leigh, Laura Kaye/Laura Kamoie, Tara Wyatt, Charis Michaels, Mia Sosa, Tracey Livesay, Marie Tremayne, and Syrie James.  TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Timothy Zahn is the Hugo award-winning author of more than forty novels, nearly ninety short stories and novellas, and four short-fiction collections. He will discuss and sign  Thrawn: Alliances   ($28.99 Del Rey Books), a Star Wars novel in which Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader team up against a threat to the Empire.
Thursday, July 26, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of twenty-three  Aunt Dimity Mysteries . The first book in the series,  Aunt Dimity's Death , was voted "One of the Century's 100 Favorite Mysteries" by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. Atherton will discuss and sign  Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom   ($26.00 Viking), in which a dark and stormy night kicks off a ghost chase in rural England.
Saturday, July 28, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Join Tattered Cover Book Store as we celebrate 20 Years of Magic with Harry Potter. Enjoy self-paced activities, Harry Potter trivia, and more! This event is free to attend, but space is limited.  REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW!
Friday, July 27, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Friday, July 13, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Friday, August 24, 7:00 pm, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Sloans Lake, TICKETS

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

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

7/31: Tuesday
Harry Potter's birthday
This month in
literary history

Lewis Carroll begins writing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is published

Theodore Giesel publishes his first cartoon as Dr. Seuss

Jack Kerouac goes on his first cross-country road trip

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling is published

The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien is published in the U.K.

Paperback books are first introduced
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 .
New Store Hours! | Tattered Cover Book Store

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The Surprising Stories Behind the Pen Names of 10 Famous ...

Some authors become so iconic that they cease, in some sense, to be people-especially once they're dead, and have passed securely into the realm of our collective imagination. But there's much to be gained from digging a little deeper into those...

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10 Books You Should Read this July

In a book landscape of spectacle-driven nonfiction narratives, I am finding respite in Ashleigh Young's perceptive and smart debut, Can You Tolerate This?

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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 : E.B. White was born on July 11, 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 .
July Gift Item of the Month: New Tattered Cover T-Shirts and Tank Tops

"Alright Coverlets, this summer we're bringing TC love to the forefront with a brand new t-shirt design! Put your feet up, your sunblock on, and take those books outside. We want to see where you're rocking your summer reads in Tattered Cover style! " -- Sam Foster, Gift Buyer
Results from last month's poll:

We are halfway through the year! How many books have you read so far?

11 - 20

1 - 10


21 - 30
How many of the Great American Read books have you read?
1 - 20
21 - 40
41 - 60
61 - 80
81 - 100
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   All We Ever Wanted   by Emily Griffin.   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  Wicked and the Wallflower   by Sarah MacLean.   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 
Adults  and  Young Readers !
vib green
adults' pick...
by Nick Arvin

"Sandra Dallas in her review in The Denver Post said it so well: 'You have to love a book that starts like this: A cow falls through the roof of a house, landing on Mother. She dies, but her voice lives on. This book has it all.' Nick Arvin’s delightful, thoughtful new story will captivate and transport you to 'America’s forgotten war' of 1812. You’ll feel compelled to find out what new adventure the 'Mad Boy' will encounter next. The book is beautifully produced by Europa Editions. If you’re not familiar with Europa Editions (the publisher of Elena Ferrante and Muriel Barbery), part of their philosophy is 'to provide quality editions that have a distinct look and consistently high levels of editorial standards.' They also choose to publish literature not only for its ability to entertain and fascinate but to inform and enlighten. Check out Denver’s Nick Arvin as he enters the realm of internationally recognized authors." --  Matt Miller, Chief Operating Officer
kids' pick...
by Andrew Weiner, illustrated by April Chu

Down by the River is an absolute treasure! A wonderful generational story about a family’s love for flyfishing meets true facts about the sport with a beautiful backdrop of illustrations. Coloradans will applaud the detail and accuracy of such a book and is the perfect first fishing book to gift to kids. Grab this book and head “down by the river” while it’s still warm!” -- Stephanie Coleman, Director of Buying
What else are we reading?
On shelves now
by Anthony Horowitz

"This was the best modern Sherlock and Watson relationship I have ever seen. It's not a modern retelling of Sherlock Holmes. It just emulates the Sherlock and Watson relationship as a consultant and writer. It's as if this is the first book Sherlock and Watson are trying to complete together, with all of the ups and downs and delicious conflict that comes with it. I thought that was clever and refreshing. This mystery was intriguing and intense right up until the end. It leaves you guessing and is as unconventional as Horowitz's other great, turn-the-story-on-its-head novels. And because Horowitz inserts himself into this story as the writer, you get a lot of fun insights into the world of publishing and movie development. Horowitz blurs the lines between reality and fiction, sucking you into this world and dragging you along for an excellent ride." -- Mikaley Osley, Marketing and Events Manager
On shelves now
by Michelle Dean

"Absolutely fascinating and very well-written. Michelle Dean weaves the literary lives of extremely interesting and strong women into narrative which confirms the impact of women not afraid to express their opinion and break the mold. I love this book!" -- Kathy Coble, Personnel Manager
On shelves now
by Kakuzō Okakura

" This isn’t a book on making and drinking tea. It's about 'Teaism.' This is a wonderful little collection of essays that discusses the cultural significance and philosophy of tea, particularly in Japanese culture, Zen Buddhism, and Taoism. I found myself thinking about tea in brand new ways as Kakuzō Okakura related certain arts and practices such as architecture and flower arrangements back to tea. It's a fascinating and fun read. " -- Ashley Lyons, Content and Communication Coordinator
July Cookbook of the Month...
by Nash Patel and Leda Scheintaub

" Did you know that dosas are a naturally fermented food? AND gluten free? AND incredibly versatile? Satisfy any vegan, any carnivore, any sweet tooth, and any spicy food craving with these pockets of South Indian goodness, perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and anything in-between. From the couple behind Brattleboro, Vermont's food truck of the same name -- bring some colorful street food goodness to your own table! Enjoy with homemade chutneys (p. 120) and chai (p. 118)." -- Lainie Formby, Associate Book Buyer
Indie Next List Picks
This month's #1 on shelves 7/10...
by Ottessa Moshfegh

“At first,  My Year of Rest and Relaxation  feels like the end of something, like a novel about the end of someone’s life. But Moshfegh has a way of affirming life unlike any other author. Repercussions of grief, emotional exhaustion, and the general anchors of life hurl a young woman into the warm embrace of the idea of hibernating for a year. Of course, this cannot be so simply done. In true Moshfegh fashion, this journey is brimming with laconic humor, her brand of ne’er-do-wells, and ample substance intake, which all lead to one of the most existentially satisfying reads in recent memory.” -- Gregory Day, BookPeople, Austin, TX
New in paperback...
by Roxane Gay

“This memoir is about trauma and privilege, self-loathing, and a silent fear kept secret for far too long. It's about our obsession with body weight and body image, what happens when we internalize our pain and become self-destructive, and how very, very large people are treated in humiliating ways. The descriptions of addictive behavior and the journey to want to heal make this book more universal than I expected. When you decide that this is the day you're going to change and you get out of bed and fail, that's pretty normal. You'll have another chance tomorrow - just remember to like yourself enough to overcome the fear of healing and try again. Highly recommend.” -- Todd Miller (M), Arcadia Books, Spring Green, WI
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