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November 2018
News & Reviews
Greetings Tattered Cover Customers!

It has come to our attention that our colleagues from are opening two retail stores in metro Denver -- one already open in the Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree, and the other to open next spring in Cherry Creek. Both stores will at least include books, if not feature books, as part of their product mix.

We think America is a better place with more bookstores, so we welcome our friendly competitors from the Northwest to the Centennial State. After many years of eschewing brick and mortar retail, it's nice to see Amazon validate what so many of us (and so many of you) have known all along:

Bookstores matter to communities. 

Tattered Cover has been a fixture in Denver since 1971, supporting and being supported by the communities in which we exist. Because of this, we use local merchants to service our business as much as we can. Here are just a few of the locally-owned partners with whom we do business and would like to publicly thank:

ANB Bank  (banking)
Central Bag and Burlap  (customer bags)
Colorado Public Radio  (we're an underwriter)
Denver Post  (we're an advertiser) 
Eon Office Supply  (office supplies)   (Internet and telephony service provider)
Lab Seven Screen Printing  (TC branded t-shirts)
M7 Business Systems  (office supplies) 
Mountain State Specialties  (other TC branded merchandise) 
Ram Computer Supply  (computer hardware needs)
Recht Kornfeld  (First Amendment attorneys)
Rocky Mountain PBS  (we're an underwriter)
Sir Speedy  (printing and signage -- a national brand, but a locally-owned franchisee) 
Sherman & Howard  (copyright, trademark, and labor attorneys)
Sugar Bake Shop  (sweets in our coffee shops) 
Sweets & Sourdough  (pastries in our coffee shops)
Wolf, Slatkin, & Madison  (contract and lease attorneys)

(Our apologies if we're forgetting anyone!)

In addition, we support local non profit organizations with donations. In the last 12 months we've made donations --often small, but we hope and believe meaningful to our partners -- to nearly 400 locally based organizations. 

And, of course, we've been collecting and remitting sales tax in store for nearly 50 years, and online as long as we've had

We also celebrate our fellow indie bookstores along the Front Range --  BookBar T he Bookies Boulder Bookstore City Stacks Old Firehouse Books Second Star to the Right , and all the other locally-owned sellers of new and used books. 

Small Business Saturday is November 24. We encourage you to visit Tattered Cover or any of these other fine bookstores who support the communities in which we all live, learn, work, and play. And do the same for other businesses --  Twist & Shout Records The Sie Film Center/Denver Film Society The Goods Restaurant The Chocolate Lab Velowood Cyclery , Wines Off Wynkoop,  and so many more. 

As for our friends at Amazon, even though you have a local space now -- and again, welcome! -- I just don't think you'll qualify for Small Business Saturday. (Jeff Bezos, if you're ever in town and want to discuss brick and mortar bookselling, I invite you to the Tattered Cover. I'll even buy you a cup of coffee in our cafe, where we proudly serve  Vail Mountain Coffee , headquartered and beans roasted in Minturn, Colorado.) 

Our communities are what we make them, and we hope you'll continue to join us in making ours uniquely Coloradan. 

We wish you and your families a happy, healthy Thanksgiving! (And remember, unlike some big box retailers, we're closed Thanksgiving Day so that our employees may enjoy the holiday.) 

As always, thanks for supporting Tattered Cover.
Len and Kristen 
TC Book Clubs

LoDo Book Club

Travel Lovers' Book Club
11/12: Love, Africa

Third Thursday Book Club
11/15:   Red Notice

AG Nonfiction Book Club

AG Fiction Book Club

Mystery Book Club
12/20:  Death in Holy Orders  
Tattered Tales Storytimes

Aspen Grove:
Mondays, 10:30 am
Colfax Avenue:
Tuesdays, 10:30 am
Historic LoDo:
Saturdays, 10:30 am
Thursday, November 29, 6:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 PM, Historic LoDo
Event Photo of the Month: October
On Friday, October 5, Deborah Harkness, the bestselling author of the Discovery of Witches series, presented Time's Convert at Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue.

Submit your own event photos to for a chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter!
Featured Events!
TODAY: Friday, November 2, 6:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

The 2018 Colorado Teen Book Con authors will join us for  a private, adults-only (21+) author party. This is your chance to meet and mingle with your favorite YA authors, get books signed, and meet other adult readers of young adult fiction.

The authors include:  Jason Reynolds, Laini Taylor, Tiffany Schmidt, Erin Jade Lange, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Stephanie Strohm, Lisa Brown Roberts, Tracy Banghart, Emily X. R. Pan, Laini Taylor, Dana L. Davis, Julie Kagawa, Katharine McGee, Colleen Oakes, Natalie C. Parker, R. Alan Brooks, Jessica Cluess, Mary H. K. Choi, Andrew Smith, Kasie West, Will Walton, Amy Spalding, Emily France, Ali Novak, and Mark Oshiro.  Tickets available NOW!
Wednesday, November 7, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Celebrating 50 years of of the National Trails System, Gary Werner, Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System, will moderate a panel with travel and nature writers Brian King, Mark Larabee, Barney Scout Mann, & Pete McBride. Brian King, former news reporter and senior staff member at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, will present  The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America's Hiking Trail   ($50.00 Rizzoli).

Mark Larabee, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and managing editor for the  Pacific Crest Trail Association , will present  The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail   ($50.00 Rizzoli). Barney Scout Mann is a journalist whose have appeared in  Backpacker The Oregonian , and  The New York Times  online. He will present  The Continental Divide Trail: Exploring America's Ridgeline Trail   ($50.00 Rizzoli). 

Pete McBride is an award-winning photographer who has traveled on assignment to more than 75 countries for the  National Geographic Society Smithsonian , and more. He will present  The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim   ($50.00 Rizzoli).
Monday, November 12, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

5280 , Denver's award-winning city magazine, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a collection of its best longform writing in  Mile High Stories: 25 Years of Our Best Writing   ($17.00 Bower House). Join us for an evening with  5280  editors who will read from  Mile High Stories !
Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Join the Tattered Cover Cafe for an event made just for coffee lovers! This special coffee tasting will offer guests a chance to taste new blends and cast their vote for Tattered Cover's new signature coffee blend. Each ticket includes the coffee tasting as well as a selection of pastries. Tickets are available through Monday, November 5, 2018 or while supplies last. Tickets available NOW!
Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Rich Grant served as director of communications for VISIT DENVER for thirty five years and Irene Rawlings has been editorial director of  Colorado Homes & Lifestyles  magazine and editor-in-chief of  Mountain Living  magazine and writes for many national publications. They will discuss and sign  100 Things to Do in Denver Before You Die   ($16.00 Reedy Press).
Saturday, November 24, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Andrea Gibson has proven to be one of the most quotable and influential poets of our time and has made a career at the forefront of the spoken-word movement. They will read from and sign  Lord of the Butterflies   ($16.00 Button Poetry). Andrea will be joined by Bethy Leonardi, co-founder of .
Thursday, November 29, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Marc Freedman is CEO and president of , an organization he founded in 1998. He will discuss and sign  How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations   ($27.00 PublicAffairs ISBN: 9781541767812). This book is a deeply personal call to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us.
Waitlist Available: John Kerry
Monday, November 5, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Waitlist Available: Brandon Sanderson
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Friday, November 30, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Sold Out:
Tuesday, December 4, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Saturday, December 8, 7:00 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church, TICKETS

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS
Mark your calendars

National Novel Writing Month

11/1 - 11/2: Thursday - Friday
Dio De los Muertos

11/4: Sunday
Daylight Saving Time ends

11/11: Sunday
Veteran's Day

11/22: Thursday
All stores closed

11/24: Saturday
Small Business Saturday
Indies First Day

11/26: Monday
Cider Monday
This month in
literary history

Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams is published

An eighty-ton Sperm Whale rams and sinks The Essex and inspires Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick

Charles Darwin publishes  The Origin of Species
fall harvest
Cider Monday!
November 26, all day, all locations, excluding the airport stores

Come in from the digital cold of Cyber Monday! Visit the Tattered Cover on Cider Monday and enjoy complimentary hot apple cider while browsing in our cozy welcoming stores, checking out shelves of wonderful holiday recommendations, and getting reading and gift suggestions from real people.
16 Books You Should Read This November

Mark Dery, Born to be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey (Little, Brown and Company) Do you remember the opening sequence

Read more
Unseen Sylvia Plath short story to be published in January

Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom was written in 1952, when Plath was still as student in the US

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 : Madeleine L'Engle was born on November 29, 1918.
NEW! Tattered tank tops and T-shirts. Buy one in-store or order them online here .
November Gift Item of the Month:
Maple Leaf Ornaments from Rocky Mountain Leaf Company

" Hailing from Aspen, Colorado, Rocky Mountain Leaf Company is a family owned business specializing in handcrafted ornaments and jewelry. Each piece is one of a kind and is sourced from real leaves and acorns. Their ornaments and jewelry make the perfect gifts for friends and family, or just yourself! " -- Katie Brewer, Gift Buyer
Results from last month's poll:

Who is your favorite horror author?

Stephen King

Anne Rice

Shirley Jackson

H.P. Lovecraft

It's Holiday season! What is your favorite holiday?
New Year's
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   Transcription   by Kate Atkinson.   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+.  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  In Harm's Way   by   Doug Stanton.   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 !
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Adult V.I.B...
by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

"This is the book version of what I imagine the Jordan Peele-led  Twilight Zone  revival might be. Or what  Black Mirror  is. Or a funhouse refraction of our own world, IRL. These twelve powerfully satirical stories compel us to see our anger and violence at a distance, blown up on a big screen so we can't look away. They tackle hard truths and invite us along on flights of fierce surreality. And ultimately, they kneel down to empathy. Everyone is in awe of Adjei-Brenyah. Join the club! Read this debut!" --  Lainie Formby, Adult Book Buyer
Kids' V.I.B. pick...
by Molly Brooks

"Sanity is good at science, Tallulah is good at getting into trouble, and together they're my favorite duo of the year. When Sanity's adorable science experiment, Princess Sparkle Destroyer of Worlds, escapes, and strange things start happening on their space station home, is PSDoW to blame? Or is there a larger mystery to solve? Smart, diverse, legitimately funny, full of action and heart--there are more adventures to come and I can't wait!!" -- Bethany Strout, Director of Buying
What else are we reading?
On shelves now...
by Robert MacFarlane, illustrated by Jackie Morris 

"With each passing year it seems we become more and more out of touch with nature. There are children living in the Denver Metro area who have never been to the foothills or mountains, or even to one of our nearby State or local wilderness parks,  I used to be able to look out of my front window and see horses, prairie dogs, coyote and the occasional deer. These days all I see are apartments and condos and the horse path is filled with mountain bikes. At a time when we need them the most, the Oxford Junior Dictionary has dropped around 40 common nature words in favor of tech words like blog and broad-band. In  Lost Words   Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris celebrate twenty of the "lost words" with a oversized hardcover 'spell book' in words and art. First published in the UK last year,  Lost Words  is a wonderful gift to give yourself or to anyone 8 to 80. Fern, lark, heather and heron are some of my favorites. Remember how wondrous and important nature is to our lives. I have my copy, come in and claim yours." -- Margaret Noteman, Aspen Grove Book Buyer
On shelves now...
by Brené Brown

"I am a huge fan of Brené Brown. Dare to Lead takes all of her previous books based on vulnerability, courage, and overcoming shame, and shows you how to put them all into action. What I love about her books is not only the topics she covers, but the stories that she shares. Each story really strikes the lesson of what she's trying to teach in your heart. She writes about how to strip down the armor we wear each day to protect ourselves, how to discover and align with your own core and moral values, and, more importantly, how to overcome fear. She writes how she struggled how to stop living and leading from fear, and she gives a great example of how to recognize it (and uses a great scene from Star Wars to show that, which I, as I fan, loved)." -- Katie Day, Bookseller
November Cookbook of the Month...
by René Redzepi and David Zilber

"Bacteria. Yeast. Mold. Take it from the King of Copenhagen Cuisine: fermented foods are in -- have been, really, since the dawn of time -- and can introduce an unexpected ease to your home kitchen endeavors. The world-renowned Redzepi teams up with the director of Noma restaurant's fermentation lab, David Zilber, to bring us recipes for fermented foods beyond your basic kimchi and vinegar. Add funky, sophisticated flavor to your next meal -- and some healthy microorganisms to your loved ones' guts." -- Lainie Formby, Adult Book Buyer
Indie Next List Picks
This month's #1...
by Alyson Hagy

Scribe  is a novel about dystopian Appalachia following the Civil War, a place ravaged by sickness and divvied up by the brute strength of men and their ability to defeat any invaders. If that doesn’t pique your interest, its main character is a complicated woman with a highly valued skill: the ability to write. In the wake of war and widespread fever, she sustains herself by creating paper and ink and writing the most heartbreakingly poetic letters to help others declare their triumphs and sins. After getting a special request from an unusual passerby, she finds herself in danger and must flee the once-beautiful but now brutal farmland she’s always called home. Scribe is as deeply imaginative as it is viscerally emotional, and Alyson Hagy’s ability to temper darkness with light makes it a spellbinding novel.” -- Morgan McComb, Raven Book Store, Lawrence, KS
New in paperback...
by Amy Bloom

“Lorena Hickok, the most prominent female reporter in America, meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt's first presidential campaign. Almost immediately, Hick and Eleanor connect passionately and deeply, and Hick moves into the White House as 'First Friend.' The story of their bond is told with art and grace and a bit of intrigue by the wise and gifted Amy Bloom. A love story and historical novel, based on a true romance and unabashedly sensual, White Houses is extraordinary.” -- Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO
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