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June 2018
News & Reviews
Greetings Friends of Tattered Cover, 

June for Tattered Cover is all about events. We have wonderful in-store events, including:  David Sedaris  (there are  still a few tickets left !); local journalist and writer  Jason Heller ; Colorado Book Award winner  Sandhya Menon  (congrats, Sandhya, on the CBA!); and  many more . Details on our in-store events are below. 

But we're also very excited about two BIG, annual off-site events:

First, our friends at Pop Culture Classroom are once again hosting Denver Comic Con (DCC) at the Colorado Concention Center downtown (June 15-17), and for the third straight year, Tattered Cover is the official bookseller! DCC is now the third largest pop culture con in the country, and is loads of fun. 

We are building a mini-Tattered Cover store on the show floor and will be hosting booth signings with many of the  authors in attendance . Attending authors include  Jim Davis  ( Garfield books),  Jeff Smith  ( Bone ),  Terry Brooks  ( Shannara series), and many, many others. 

In addition to authors, our event and marketing manager--Mikaley Osley of  KalesKorner BookTube --is hosting a book trivia event, and Tattered Cover will be participating in the announcement of the first ever  Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards . It'll be a busy but exciting weekend for us. 

If you're attending Denver Comic Con, please visit us in booth 501. If you're not attending and are intrigued, tickets  are still available. 

The other big event outside of the store is  Lit Fest  from the Lighthouse Writer's Workshop. This two-week celebration of writing features a host of events on the craft and business of writing and publishing. 

If you're not familiar with  Lighthouse Writer's Workshop , it is the largest literary arts center in the Rocky Mountain West. For more than 20 years, they've provided quality instruction, community events, and artistic support for writers and readers of all levels, ages, and backgrounds. 

Tattered Cover is proud to once again be Lit Fest's bookselling partner; be sure to say hi to our staff if you attend. 

Happy Flag Day and Happy Father's Day to all!!

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  

TC LoDo Book Club
7/2: Exit West
Thursday, June 28, 6:00 pm, Aspen Grove
Event Photo of the Month: May
Michael Pollan, author of the New York Times bestseller How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence , poses with his TC golden bookmark after his event on Thursday, May 31.

Submit your own event photos to for a chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter!
Featured Events!
TOMORROW: Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 pm, Douglas County Libraries Highlands Ranch

Jennifer Egan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of  A Visit from the Goon Squad , will discuss and sign  Manhattan Beach   ($17.00 Scribner), which takes us into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men in an exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.  REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW!
TOMORROW: Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 pm, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Sloans Lake

Jim Butcher is the #1  New York Times  bestselling author of the  Dresden Files , the  Codex Alera , and the  Cinder Spires  novels. He will discuss and sign  Brief Cases   ($28.00 Ace Books), an all-new  Dresden Files  short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard. Then, Jim Butcher will present the movie  Big Trouble in Little China.
Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 pm, CU South Denver

Douglas County Libraries, in partnership with Tattered Cover Book Store, is pleased to host Karen Kingsbury to talk about her latest book,  To the Moon and Back  ($23.99 Howard Books), a new book in  The Baxter Family Collection. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Friday, June 8, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Jason Heller, Hugo award-winning author and music journalist, will discuss and sign  Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded   ($25.99 Melville House Publishing), which explores the weird and wild story of when the sci-fi world met the rock 'n' roll world of the 1970s.
Saturday, June 9, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Ruth Ware, the #1  New York Times  bestselling author of  In a Dark, Dark Wood The Woman in Cabin 10 , and  The Lying Game , will discuss and sign her highly anticipated fourth novel  The Death of Mrs. Westaway   ($26.99 Gallery/Scout Press).
Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Sandra Dallas is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including  A Quilt for Christmas Fallen Women True Sisters , and many more. Dallas will discuss and sign her new novel  The Patchwork Bride   ($26.99 St. Martin's Press), an irrepressible story of a runaway bride.
Thursday, June 14, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Christine Carbo, the acclaimed author of mystery novels such as  The Wild Inside , will discuss and sign  A Sharp Solitude   ($16.00 Atria Books), a gripping new mystery set in the magnificent and brutal terrain of Glacier National Park.
Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Rebecca Makkai, the acclaimed and award-winning author of  The Hundred-Year House , will discuss and sign  The Great Believers  ($27.00 Viking), about friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris. Makkai will be in conversation with Eleanor Brown, the local author of  The Light of Paris  and  The Weird Sisters .
Thursday, June 21, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

David Sedaris, the acclaimed author of multiple books such as  Theft By Finding  and  Me Talk Pretty One Day , will discuss and sign  Calypso   ($28.00 Little Brown and Company). When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun. But it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. David will be joined by fellow author DeSales Harrison presenting his newest book   The Waters & the Wild .   TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Saturday, June 16, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove, REGISTRATION

Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Friday, July 27, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS
The party has moved to Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue!

Join us on Saturday, July 28, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Colfax Avenue for the event Celebrating 20 Years of Magic! This event is now free, but you must register   here .

Don't want to miss out on the magic? Email us here  to join the party's mailing list
Mark your calendars

Pride Month!

6/14: Thursday
Flag Day

6/15 - 6/17: Friday to Sunday
Denver Comic Con

6/17: Sunday
Father's Day

6/21: Thursday
First day of Summer
This month in
literary history

The Philadelphia Spelling Book by John Barry is the first book copyrighted in the United States

Anne Frank receives a diary for her birthday

Garfield makes his debut

Edward Cullen, from Stephanie Meyer's Twilight , is born
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 .
Winners of the 30th Annual Bookmark Contest have been announced!

Paul Beatty on Los Angeles Lit, The Sellout, and Life...

In 2016, Paul Beatty became the first American author to win the Man Booker Prize. Given that perhaps most readers came to know Beatty's prose through an excerpt from his first novel published...

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17 Great Writers on Their Favorite Story Collection

Receiving the right collection of stories at the right moment can be a gift to any writer. Especially when starting out.

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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 : Octavia Butler was born on June 22, 1947. She would be 71 years old.
Do you have a Tattered Cover Colorado READ t-shirt yet? Buy one in-store or order them online here .
June Gift Item of the Month: Cooking & Kitchen Gifts

"Have you visited the cookbook sections at our Colfax Avenue and Historic LoDo locations lately? We've revamped our gift game to offer you a wonderful selection of kitchen heirlooms and fun gift-ables to wrap up for friends, loved ones, or yourself! My personal favorite? The coffee ground scoop clips. Keep your grounds fresh and your brews bold, my friends." -- Sam Foster, Gift Buyer
Results from last month's poll:

What do you like to sip on while you read?




We are halfway through the year! How many books have you read so far?
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 Warlight   by Michael Ondaatje.   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 Great Alone   by Kristin Hannah.   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 Tommy Orange

"A sticky web of stories from self-labeled "urban Indians," all on their way to the first Big Oakland Powwow,  There There   heralds a mighty new voice in contemporary Native American literature. This book was emotional, exciting, and so accessible -- all readers, from high schoolers to nonagenarians, will find a character in it who speaks to them. And it grapples with problems close to home, from opioid addiction, gun violence, and gentrification, to struggles with family ties and identity. Prepare yourself for an unflinching, faceted view of a big, gritty city and the Native people who make it. Pick up this book and say you knew Orange when." -- Lainie Formby, Associate Book Buyer
kids' pick...
by Leah Gilbert

"Do you want to be the first to know about an amazing new talent from right here in Denver? Pick up  A Couch for Llama ! This delightful picture book features one of the cutest and most expressive animals I've ever seen, talks about dealing with change, highlights a truly relatable family (no perfectly clean living rooms in this book)--and shows a llama bouncing joyfully on a sofa! What more could you want? Kids will laugh, and adults will, too." --  Bethany Strout, Children's Book Buyer
What else are we reading?
On shelves now
by T.H. White

"Recipe: Place one boy king, one mighty wizard, and an assortment of knights, witches, and colorful characters in a pot. Top with water from an English lake. Add one pinch of whimsical magic, and one pinch of terrible magic, for seasoning. (This recipe requires both.) Bring to a boil. Once boiling, add one flock of geese, one colony of ants, and one live black cat. Boil until the cat is dead. Top with laughter to serve. This recipe is best enjoyed again, and again, and again, as it tastes slightly different each time." -- Becca, Colfax Avenue manager
On shelves now
by Neil DeGrassE Tyson

"I'm not in much of a hurry, and I have a very limited science background, so I wasn't sure if this would be the book for me. How wrong I was. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry helped expand my knowledge beyond our galaxy and into the universe (or universes) beyond. The author takes you to the end of time -- or is it the beginning? There is also the possibility that there really is no time at all; it's just a human construct to get the flight schedules on time. So it makes sense sometimes to not be in a hurry -- unless a bear is chasing you. The big bang theory is explained, as are the possible big bang theories to come. My writing is confusing because I'm a novice at astrophysics. But trust me, Neil DeGrasse Tyson will give you all the expertise you need in this universe, as well as the duplicate you in a parallel dimension. Happy space travels!" -- Pete Schulte, Union Station manager
June Cookbook of the Month...
by Marnie Hanel, Jen Stevenson, and Emily Isabella

"Grab your cast iron, your sleeping bag, and your adventurous summertime spirit! This delightful little collection of campfire-ready recipes and campsite best practices will be your go-to trail buddy after a long day in the great outdoors. I, for one, would certainly enjoy some Middle-of-Nowhere Mac 'n' Beer Cheese (p. 118) or any of the sophisticated s'more upgrades found on the gooey p. 138-139 spread (s'mamoas? yes please!). And the tips for getting your morning dose of caffeine campside (p. 181)? A gift from the wilderness gods! Honestly, though, I'd pick up this book for the Fortifications chapter alone -- enjoy Furtive Flask Cocktails (p. 160-161), Tentside Toddies (p. 170-171), and Big Batch Bloody Marys (p. 163), complete with pine cone garnish, under the stars and away from the hustling, bustling world at large. The perfect gift for your pack-in, pack-out friend, or anyone who'd like to know how to properly skinny-dip (p. 178) and/or cook an egg on a stick (p. 147)." -- Lainie Formby, Associate Book Buyer
A Blue Ink Review...
by Warren Hammond and Josh Viola

"The first installment in Warren Hammond and Joshua Viola’s saga featuring Martian investigator Denver Moon is a gloriously action-packed, pedal-to-the-metal thrill ride that seamlessly fuses a variety of genre elements (science fiction, mystery, pulp noir, etc.) to create an irresistible read..." Read the full review here!

Indie Next List Picks
This month's #1 on shelves 6/5...
by Tommy Orange

There There is the kind of book that grabs you from the start and doesn’t let go, even after you’ve turned the last page. It is a work of fiction, but every word of it feels true. Tommy Orange writes with a palpable anger and pain, telling the history of a cultural trauma handed down through generations in the blood and bones and stories of individual lives. He also writes with incredible heart and humor, infusing his characters with a tangible humanity and moments of joy even as they are headed toward tragedy. There There has claimed a permanent spot in my heart despite having broken it, or maybe because it did. I think this may be the best book I’ve ever read.” -- Heather Weldon, Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ
New in paperback on 6/5...
by Jennifer Egan

"Jennifer Egan's Manhattan Beach captures a time and place on the verge of momentous change. Set in Brooklyn in the 1940s, the novel tells the story of Anna Kerrigan, a young woman who has dropped out of Brooklyn College to contribute what she can to the American war effort. Unsatisfied with her job of inspecting and measuring machine parts, she attempts to enter the male-only world of deep-sea diving. Manhattan Beach is rich and atmospheric, highlighting a period when gangs controlled the waterfront, jazz streamed from the doors of nightclubs, and the future for everyone was far from certain." -- Mark Laframboise, Politics and Prose, Washington, DC
Community Bulletin Board
Brit Floyd "The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show"
Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Thursday, June 7 | 8:00 pm
Order your tickets with a low-cost service charge through
Colorado Public Television 12
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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