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News and Reviews September 2017
Greetings Friends of
Tattered Cover, 

We know you make choices when you shop. We all do. Sometimes our business goes to locally-owned independent retailers like Tattered Cover, other times it goes to chain stores or online corporate retailers. (We'd be lying if we said we never shopped at Target). We are delighted when you choose to spend time and money with us, and we will never, ever criticize you for making a different shopping choice. 

When you do spend your dollars at Tattered Cover, you are making a difference in a lot of ways you may not realize. We want to share a few of those with you now: 

1. You help strengthen your community.  Indie retailers recirculate revenue within the local community and donate to community causes at twice the rate of chain and online corporate retailers. 

2. You help support fire departments, police departments, and teachers.  Buying from local retailers ensures sales taxes are invested where they're needed most -- here, at home. Those taxes help pay state and municipal operating budgets, which include salaries for firefighters, police, teachers, and more. 

3. Shopping locally is a green thing to do.  Patronizing locally-owned businesses conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel consumption for transportation and less packaging. In other words, the book is shipped to Tattered Cover, but, generally speaking not shipped out again. When you buy from online sellers, there are additional transportation and packaging impacts on the environment. (Did you know you can order books on TatteredCover.com and pick up them in any of our stores with no shipping charge? And you don't even have to pay until you pick them up!)

4. You're making your communities more economically viable.  There is concrete evidence that neighborhoods with thriving indie businesses have higher real estate values and support more local jobs. When you shop at Tattered Cover you are investing in your community. 

5. Kids who grow up with books are more successful.  We also know you have a choice of where to spend discretionary dollars when shopping for your kids. Studies have shown that children who grow up surrounded by books get three years more education on average than kids who grow up in homes with no books. 

None of this is to convince you to shop here; if you're reading this email, chances are you're already a patron. Our point is to say thank you. Thank you not only for being our customer, but for supporting our local community in these and many, many other ways. 

Finally, our recommended read this month:  We both absolutely loved  Sourdough  by Robin Sloan. Robin had great success with his debut novel  Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore , a staff pick of ours last year.  Sourdough  is a decidedly different story, but with the same wonderful voice and sensibility. The story follows a young woman who abandons a life devoted to technology to bake bread. But not just any bread... (Cue dramatic music -- Dun dun DUUUUUN!)  Sourdough  has a touch of the supernatural and explores the intersection of the future and past. The book publishes September 5, and we're excited to host Robin at our Colfax Avenue store on Wednesday, October 4. A locally-owned bakery, Grateful Bread Company will be providing samples of their extraordinary sourdough! We'll both be on hand and hope to see you there.

With best wishes for a great September,
Len and Kristen 
We are delighted to present numerous author signings and other special events throughout the month of September.

Book Clubs!
Everyone is welcome to join us for the following book club meetings. Click here for more details

TC LoDo Book Club
9/11: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Travel Lovers' Book Club

Third Thursday Book Club
9/21:  An Officer and a Spy  by Robert Harris

Mystery Book Club
10/19:  Jade Dragon Mountain   by Elsa Hart

Aspen Grove Non- Fiction Book Club
9/16:  The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck

Aspen Grove 
Fiction Book Club
9/16 Vinegar Girl   by Anne Tyler
Thursday, September 28, 6:00 pm, Aspen Grove
Event Photo of the Month: August
Heather Harpham, author of the memoir Happiness: A Memoir: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After, poses with some of the attendees at her August 17 event at Colfax Avenue.
Upcoming ticketed events!
Thursday, September 14, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

R.L. Stine is the creator of the beloved, bestselling  Goosebumps series, and Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling  Arthur Adventure  series and creative producer of the #1 children's PBS television series  Arthur.  Stine and Brown will present and sign their new picture book  Mary McScary  ($16.99 Orchard Books) about a young girl who likes to scare people. But there's just one person Mary can't scare -- her cousin, Harry McScary!  Tickets and event details are available NOW!
Friday, September 15, 7:00 pm, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Aspen Grove

C. Robert Cargill is the critically acclaimed screenwriter of  Doctor Strange  and author of  Queen of the Dark Things . Cargill, in conversation with Alamo VP of Operations, Walter Chaw, will present and sign his new novel  Sea of Rust  ($27.99 Voyager). Following the signing, Cargill will introduce a screening of  Battle Beyond the Stars Tickets and event details are available NOW!
Friday, September 15, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Get ready to test your literary trivia skills! Booktuber KalesKorner will join us for an exciting evening of book themed, team-style trivia with prizes, wine and light refreshments.  Tickets and event details are available NOW! .
Thursday, September 21, 6:00 pm
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Sloans Lake

Actor, director, writer, producer, and cult hero Bruce Campbell will present  Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of A B Movie Actor   ($27.99 Thomas Dunne Books). In addition to pre-signed copies of  Hail to the Chin  and a screening of a classic Bruce Campbell film, fans will be treated to Bruce Campbell's fabulous live game show Last Fan Standing.  Tickets and event details are available NOW!
Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 pm, Colfax Avenue

We’ll mix and mingle with wine and refreshments beginning at 6:30 pm, where guests can meet fellow book lovers. Then at 7:00 pm, Jamie Ford, the bestselling author of  Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet , will discuss and sign  Love and Other Consolation Prizes  ($28.00 Ballantine Books), which is inspired by the true story of an orphan boy whose life is transformed at Seattle's epic 1909 World's Fair when he learns he will be raffled off. Registration and event details are available NOW!
Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Lisa Lillien is a  New York Times  bestselling author and the creator of the  Hungry Girl  brand. She will discuss and sign  Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry OBSESSED!  ($21.99 St. Martin's Griffin). Keeping in line with the current clean-eating food trend, Lisa is taking on the beloved foods that Americans are OBSESSED with like comfort foods, junk foods, international favorites, desserts, and more.  Tickets and event details are available NOW!
Friday, September 29, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Charlaine Harris, author of the  Sookie Stackhouse  series, which was the basis for the HBO show  True Blood , will read from and sign the latest installment of the #1  New York Times  bestselling  Aurora Teagarden  series  Sleep Like a Baby  ($25.99 Minotaur Books). On a stormy night, a nurse goes missing from a client's home and a body is found in the backyard. But it isn't the nurse's body.  Tickets and event details are available NOW!
You can also meet authors like Gabriel Tallent and Ann Leckie! Never miss an announcement by signing up for one of our many mailing lists here.
Save the Date

Monday, October 2,
7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Wednesday, October 4,
7:00 pm, DU Campus,
Davis Auditorium

Wednesday, October 4, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 pm,  Trinity United Methodist Church

Thursday, October 19, 7:00 pm,  Trinity United Methodist Church

Monday, October 30, 7:00 pm,  Colfax Avenue

Tuesday, October 31, 7:00 pm,  Aspen Grove

Wednesday, November 15, 7:30 pm,  Denver Marriott Tech Center

Monday, November 20, 7:00 pm,  Trinity United Methodist Church

Saturday, February 3, all day,  McNichols Civic Center Building
Mark your

All Month
Hispanic Heritage Month

9/4 - Monday
Labor Day, store hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

9/6 - Wednesday
Read a Book Day

9/24 - 9/30
Banned Books Week
This month
in literary history...

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway is first published in LIFE magazine

Hermione Granger is born

The first volume of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is published
The pages of TC history...

Tattered Cover has been featured in a few mystery novels over the years. In fact, the Cherry Creek location had a secret moveable bookshelf on the first floor, which is featured in  Diane Mott Davidson 's The Cereal Murders . You can a find a copy of it at all three TC locations!
Come enjoy a unique, fun-filled evening celebrating books and reading -- and you. This is a special event expressly for Denver Metro-area school librarians, teachers and administration.

This event is free, but you must register and be approved. Registration and event details available NOW!
The Learning Source presents an enchanting evening with bestselling author
Peter Heller at the 2017 Book Bash!
Join Tattered Cover as we present 20+ of your fave teen authors. You meet them. You hear them speak. You talk to them. You get lots of books signed. Snap some selfies with the authors. And food trucks. Of course, food trucks. Registration and event details are available NOW!

YA Author Happy Hour: We would never forget about our 21+ YA lovers! Colorado Teen Book Con may be exclusively for teens, but don't fret -- we have something very special for you!  Tickets and event details are available NOW!
Would you be interested in a "Women Writers: Events & Reviews" newsletter?
Do you have a Tattered Cover Colorado READ t-shirt yet? Buy one in-store or order them online here!
NEW! We're extending our August on Ice sale to Labor Day! Follow our Facebook and Twitter for daily updates.
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: Stephen King was born on September 21, 1947. He will be 70-years-old.
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  City of Thieves   by David Benioff.   Mention Dom's Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.
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 Love and Other Consolation Prizes   by Jamie Ford.   Mention the 7News Book Club when making your purchase in-store to receive 20% off the current selection.

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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' pick...
by Gabriel Tallent

"Turtle Alveston, fourteen, prefers target practice with her Sig Sauer to vocabulary homework.  She is not a character in a dystopian novel but rather a remarkable and damaged teen living with her father on the Northern California coast.  Turtle and her father, a survivalist, live an unconventional life and though they are well known in the area, the locals generally shake their heads and leave them be.  When Turtle develops a crush on a local boy she begins to understand that her life needs a serious change of direction. She also understands that crossing her father is dangerous business. Gabriel Tallent writes with a naturalist’s eye and the coast of Mendocino County is a character itself, beautiful and dangerous, welcoming and wild.  My Absolute Darling  is a page turner brilliantly conceived and written, but beyond that, challenging, thought provoking and a book to inspire lively debate." -- Cathy Langer, director of buying . Meet the Author!
kids' pick...
by R.L. Stine and Marc Brown

"Two renowned bestselling children's books aficionados, author R. L. Stine and illustrator Marc Brown, have created the super fun story Mary McScary. Mary has the ability to scare everyone except her cousin, Harry. Challenge accepted! See what Mary has in store for Harry. Lovable and a great read aloud!" -- Kristen Gilligan, co-owner. Meet the Author & Illustrator!
What else are we reading?
On shelves now
by Shirley Jackson

"Last week I dreamed I had been arrested for ordering Shirley Jackson's The Lottery and Other Stories for this year's Banned Books Week display. I first read The Lottery as assigned reading in high school and I have never forgotten how stunned I was by the ending. Although I don't remember it being part of the discussion, my male classmates were dealing with a lottery of their own, albeit in the 1972-1973 school year learning one's draft number was less fraught then just a year or two earlier. Reading The Lottery was a life changing experience for me and I'm saddened that all high school students may not have the same opportunity. Although the dream woke me with a start, it was not a nightmare. We can stand up for the right to read without threat of arrest." -- Margaret Noteman, backlist buyer
Banned Books Week is September 24 - 30! Join Tattered Cover for a special scavenger hunt activity. Stay tuned for more information.
On shelves now
by Michael Poore

"How does one novel tell the history of the human race (well into the future), the progression of one human soul, and the story of a remarkable, yet simple love, all at the same time? I adored this book -- full of humor and satire, heart and heartache, grand adventures and small, beautiful moments. It has been compared to the work of Gaiman and Vonnegut -- and I agree. I'd also add several more of my favorite authors to that list -- if you love Christopher Moore, Tom Robbins or Douglas Adams, you'll love Michael Poore." -- Heather Duncan, director of marketing & events
On shelves now
by Danya Kukafka

"Written with dreamy prose and metaphors, Danya Kukafka's debut novel is a mystery you can't put down. On the surface, this is a book about the murder of teenaged Lucinda Hayes. But it's really about three people whose lives are now permanently changed by this tragedy - the boy who stalked her, the girl who hated her, and the officer investigating her murder. Lucinda's death serves as a catalyst for major life changes these characters must go through in order to grow, and their lives begin to intertwine as they all get closer to solving the mystery (whether they want to or not). My favorite thing about this book is the way Kukafka describes her characters. They are real people will real physical and emotional flaws. She shows you the ugly with her beautiful words." --  Ashley Lyons, marketing communications associate
On shelves now
by Terry Tempest Williams

"Terry Tempest Williams is a published author with an admirable body of work. These accounts are intensely personal and intimate revelations of the author’s love and advocacy for our great national treasures, the lands set aside for preservation and stewardship. The reader may feel ashamed for not harboring the passion and commitment evident in Ms. William’s worldview, but there is no odor of judgement of her audience in her writing. Rather, a joyful sense of bringing the word to the reading world seems the point, here. She is less gentle with agencies and organizations that have striven to turn these lands to profit. It is not too late, she tells us, to change the pattern of neglect and exploitation our of which our culture has been sadly guilty." -- Eric Boss, special to Tattered Cover
September Cookbook of the Month!

On shelves 9/12
by Tieghan Gerard

"Pint-sized dreams turn into half-baked discoveries when Gerard’s desire to eat at the age of 14 transformed into an idea she didn’t realize would become her future. Tieghan’s award-winning blog, Half Baked Harvest started when she returned to Silverthorne, Colorado with her family. She’s developed easy-to-follow, yet stunningly-presented recipes for any cook in need of a quick meal or an entertaining-worthy spread. Her book should be in every Colorado kitchen!" -- Stephanie Coleman, frontlist (& cookbook) buyer
Indie Next List Picks
This month's #1...
by Gabriel Tallent

“I believe in great American novels, but not  the  Great American Novel. This is a Great American Novel: exquisitely lush language of the natural world; startlingly vivid characters; a global understanding of social context, in a particular place; and, in this case, steel-wire narrative tension stringing through the beautiful prose like piano wire. It is the book this year that I feel every American should read, because of its greatness and also because of its deep wrestling with issues of class, complacency, climate change, culture, and especially gender.” -- John Evans, DIESEL, A Bookstore, Oakland, CA
New in paperback...
by Michael Chabon

“The intersection of world history and family history, the interplay of memory and imagination, a tangle of humor and grief, and the blurred and shifting line that separates sanity and madness all come into play in this stunning book. In the months before his death, Chabon's grandfather revealed much of his life to his grandson. On that foundation, Chabon has built a novel filled with family stories, World War II episodes -- including an appearance by Wernher von Braun -- an obsession with rocketry, and a vividly realized, against-all-odds love story. While all the characters are richly developed, the narrator's grandfather -- the brave, eccentric, anger-fueled, and deeply loving center of this novel -- will remain with readers forever.” -- Banna Rubinow (E), The River's End Bookstore, Oswego, NY
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