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October 2017
Greetings Friends of
Tattered Cover, 

Many years ago, a flight attendant for one of the big airlines was collecting trash after the in-flight lunch service (you can tell by that statement just how many years ago this was), and noticed that the salads almost always came back with the olives uneaten. Air travelers, it seemed, just didn't like olives. 

Knowing waste when she saw it, the flight attendant notified her boss, who notified her boss, who notified her boss, and so on, until the message reached the right person and the airline stopped including olives in the salads. Customers were unphased, the airline saved tens of thousands of dollars each year, and there was less waste in the world. (Sorry olive manufacturers of America...just know that Len makes up for that loss with the amount of olives he buys each week at the grocery store.)

A wonderful indie bookstore in Pasadena, CA -- the venerable Vroman's Bookstore -- took this idea and ran with it. Any Vroman's staff member who could identify needless waste, or suggest a smarter, more efficient way of doing things, would be rewarded. We love that and have decided to adopt it. 

But TC employees are not the only group with a stake and interest in this business. So we write now to challenge you, our customers, to the Olive Test. 

We invite you to suggest ways -- big or small -- you think we can improve our business. Do you see waste in how we do things? Is there a smarter, or more entertaining and engaging, or more efficient, way of serving you? If so, we want to know. 

If we use one of your suggestions, we'll say a small thank you with a $10 gift card. If we don't use your idea, we'll still say thank you. And you know what? We'll just say thank you right now for being a customer. 

Send your ideas -- none are too silly -- to  len.vlahos@tatteredcover.com with OLIVE TEST in the subject line of the email. We'll publish a few of the best in next month's newsletter. 

Wishing you happy October, 
Len & 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
Travel Lovers'
Book Club

Third Thursday Book Club

Mystery Book Club

Aspen Grove Non- Fiction Book Club

Aspen Grove 
Fiction Book Club
10/21:  Arcadia  
Event Photo of the Month: September
An Arthur fan poses with Marc Brown, creator of the Arthur Adventures series, and R. L. Stine, creator of the Goosebumps series, on September 14 at Colfax Avenue after a presentation of their picture book Mary McScary.
Upcoming featured events!
Monday, October 2, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

James McBride, the National Book Award-winning author of  The Good Lord Bird will discuss and sign his short story collection  Five-Carat Soul  ($27.00 Riverhead Books). The stories in  Five-Carat Soul --none of them ever published before--spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. 
Wednesday, October 4, 7:00 pm, Lindsay Auditorium, DU Campus

In collaboration with the DU's Enrichment Program, Mark Bowden will present  Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam  ($30.00 Atlantic Monthly Press), which focuses on war and examines each stage of a pivotal battle during the Tet Offensive, which changed the course of the Vietnam War.  Bowden will be joined in conversation by John Wear, who participated in the month-long battle for the liberation of Hue City.  Tickets available now!
Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church

We are excited to present a very special evening with YouTube star and bestselling author Joey Graceffa, in conversation with Daniel Preda, to celebrate the publication of his newest book  Elites of Eden  ($18.99 Atria/Keywords Press), the sequel to the dystopian young adult novel  Children of Eden Tickets available now!
Thursday, October 19, 7:00 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church

We are honored to present a very special evening with Commander Scott Kelly in celebration of the new book   Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery   ($29.95 Knopf Publishing Group). Commander Kelly will be in conversation with  Dr. Steve Lee, a Space Scientist in the Adult & Children’s Programs Department at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS), and a Senior Research Scientist at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in Boulder, CO.   Tickets available now!
Thursday, October 19, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Douglas Preston will discuss and sign  The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story  ($15.99 Grand Central Publishing), his  New York Times  bestselling book about his pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle to investigate a  five-hundred-year-old legend, an ancient curse, and the  horrifying disease he returned with.  Signing line tickets available now!
Thursday, October 26, 6:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

New York Times  bestselling author Chris Grabenstein is back with the third fantastically fun, puzzle-packed Mr. Lemoncello adventure! He will read from and sign  Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race  ($16.99 Random House BFYR), and there will be an "Escape from the Bookstore" activity!  Signing line tickets available now!
Monday, October 30, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

From the authors of the  New York Times  bestselling novel  Welcome to Night Vale  and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science, the growing relationship between two young people who want desperately to trust each other, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God. Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor will discuss and sign  It Devours!: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel  ($21.99 Harper Perennial).  Signing line tickets available now!
Save the Date

Friday, November 3,
7:00 pm,  Douglas
County Libraries
Highlands Ranch
Tickets required

Wednesday, November 15, 7:30 pm, Colfax
Tickets required

Thursday, November
16, 7:00 pm, Colfax

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

Sunday, January 21,
2:00 pm, Colfax
Tickets required

Saturday, February 3,
all day,  McNichols
Civic Center Building
Tickets required
Get spooky with TC!
24th Annual 
Tattered Cover Scary Story Contest & 2nd Annual Pop Culture Classroom Scary Story Cover Design Contest!

Saturday, October 28th 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Colfax Avenue
Tattered Tales Storytime: Halloween Edition!
Saturday, October 28, 10:30 am
Monday, October 30, 10:30 am
Tuesday, October 31, 10:30 am
Tuesday, October 31, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove
Tickets required
at the TC!
Stop by any Tattered Cover location, including Union Station, for candy and Halloween bookmarks! Stay tuned to see what this year's bookmark will look like!
Mark your

9/15 - 10/15
Hispanic Heritage

10/4: Wednesday
Random Acts of
Poetry Day

10/31: Tuesday
500th Anniversary of
the Reformation

10/31: Tuesday
This month in
literary history

Orson Welles reads
HG Well's War of
the Worlds on the
radio and causes

The first collection of
The pages of
TC history

The Tattered Cover
in Denver Union
Station opened in
2014. Not only is it in a historic building,
but the 105th
Meridian West line
runs right through a corner of the store! The 105th Meridian West is a line of
longitude that
extends from the
North Pole across
the Arctic Ocean,
North America, the
Pacific Ocean, the
Southern Ocean,
and Antarctica to the South Pole.
You can also meet authors like Douglas Abrams and Kelly and Zach Weinersmith! Never miss an announcement by signing up for one of our many mailing lists here.

We are excited to present an extraordinary gathering of romance writers, including bestsellers Julia Quinn, Shelley Shepard Gray, Tessa Dare, Julianne Long, Katharine Ashe, Lori Wilde, and Mia Sosa for Avon Books' KissCon! We'll kick off the evening at 6:00 pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Aspen Grove with a special VIP party with the authors featuring drinks, food and other goodies.   Then at   7:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove, there will be author presentations, a Q&A speed round, and trivia! 

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!
Do you have a Tattered Cover Colorado READ t-shirt yet? Buy one in-store or order them online here!
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 : Anne Rice was born on October 4, 1941. She will be 76-years-old.
Who's your favorite horror author?
Stephen King
Dean Koontz
Anne Rice
H.P. Lovecraft
NEW! Are you interested in Tattered Cover events and book news featuring women writers? We're creating a Women Writers mailing list expected to launch this Fall! If you are interested in signing up, please send us your email address or visit this link and select the Women Writers list at the bottom.
April 16 to 24, 2018, Madrid & Barcelona

Tattered Cover is delighted to introduce you to Endless Travel Literary Tours, as they invite you and your favorite traveling partner on a Spanish Literary Tour which begins in Spain’s modern capital, Madrid, and ends with a celebration on April 23 of World Book Day and the Day of Books and Roses in Barcelona, a UNESCO City of Literature!

Monday, October 9, 9:30 am, Colfax Avenue, Orchestra Pit
Tattered Cover and Literary Tours are going to Spain! The deadline for making a deposit is fast approaching (10/15), so if you are interested in this amazing trip and want to hear more, join us for coffee and questions with our friends from Endless Travel. We'll go over the remarkable itinerary of tours, fabulous meals, and beautiful sights, discuss costs and registration, and answer all of your questions. Please reserve your spot for the meeting by sending us a note to:   newsletter@tatteredcover.com .

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  Heart-Shaped Box   by Joe Hill.   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 Celine   by Peter Heller.   Mention the 7News 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 
vib green
adults' pick...
by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

"Columbian political cartoonist Javier Mallarino is at the pinnacle of his 40 year career. He’s known as the conscience of a nation, and holds the power to influence national events and make or break political fortunes. A chance encounter with a young woman he knew when she was a child triggers a memory of an event that occurred many years earlier, an event so repugnant to him that his reactive cartoon leads to a death. Now he wonders if his eyes and heart had deceived him. The existential crisis that follows is as gripping as a thriller and as emotionally powerful as one of my all-time favorites, Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending." -- Cathy Langer, director of buying
kids' pick...
by Katherine Applegate

"Narrated by an ancient oak tree named Red who watches over the neighborhood and extends his branches every year for people to hang wishes on them. When a new family moves into the neighborhood, not everyone is welcoming. Samar befriends a local boy under the tree and together with hope -- and unknowingly, Red, they seek to make things okay for Samar and her family. Wishtree is the story of kindness and hope. A cast of animal characters bring this story to life. A timely, important and very accessible book. A small book with a big heart. Perfect for One Book, One School programs and book clubs." -- Kristen Gilligan, co-owner. Meet the author!
What else are we reading?
On shelves 10/17
by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

"Following in the footsteps of the successful podcast Welcome to Night Vale It Devours!   delivers weird wonders, intrigue, and other worldly humor. Nilanjana is fine with her simple life as a scientist. She lives in Night Vale, one of the most scientifically active towns in the world, and works alongside the world's most eccentric minds. Everything is fine. That is until she finds herself investigating a house-devouring underworld menace.   Fink and Cranor illuminate the quirky and insatiably endearing residents of Night Vale in this delectable tale brimming with unique, lovable, and spine-chilling characters." -- Chelsea Debret, bookseller, Meet the authors!
On shelves now
by Carlos M. N. Eire

"That October 31, 2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther tacking 95 theses on the doors of the castle church of Wittenberg didn't occur to me when I saw this huge tome on our the shelves. What intrigued me was the inclusiveness implied in the title and, yes, the number of pages--and perhaps even the cover art. I then read enough of the flap back flap to note that author was the gifted writer of Waiting for Snow in Havana and a Yale professor to boot. It was all enough to encourage me to read the introduction and first chapter; then I was hooked. The scope of this book allows us to follow the Jesuits, committed to say black is white if the Church would demand, in their love of science to the inside of a volcano with the Jesuit polymath Athanasius Kircher. It moves beyond theological disputes in Germany, England and the Low Countries to the shock and novelty of New World, and from witch hunts to the skepticism of Descartes and Montaigne. Sometimes a long journey produces the greatest surprises and insights."  -- Gerald Davis, magazine buyer
On shelves now
by Catriona McPherson

"If you drew a house, tree and person, what would it say about you? Ali McGovern had everything - a family, a beautiful house and a thriving business. Then her world turned upside down and she finds herself struggling to rebuild what was lost. One day her also unemployed husband notices an intriguing position at a nearby psychiatric hospital and encourages her to apply with a misleading resume. In desperation Ali does and gets the job. As she interacts with the patients and meets her coworkers, Ali suspects that all is not as it seems. A dead body is discovered across from her new smaller home and Ali's life gets very interesting indeed as she tries to figure out what is real and whom she can trust. I couldn't put this thriller down and was with Ali right to the end." -- Margaret Noteman, book buyer
On shelves now
by Craig Johnson

"This is the thirteenth book in Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire mystery series, but there’s no hint of bad luck here, except maybe for those in Walt’s sights. The author has once more delivered a read that’s pure pleasure. This will come as no surprise to his fans, but for those who have not yet had the opportunity to read one of these, expect to be entertained, enlightened and moved to emotions you might not expect from a murder mystery. With his trademark humor and facility for creating likeable and believable characters, Johnson gives us another stay-up- late-and- read mystery starring Walt Longmire, who is fast becoming a literary legend as America’s favorite lawman. Combine sinister criminals with long memories, a historic setting on a steam train and modern-day law enforcement with family drama and you have a Walt Longmire book. Highly recommended." -- Eric Boss, special to Tattered Cover
October Cookbook of the Month!

On shelves now
by Deepa Thomas

This book is a journey from old traditions to modern Indian cooking with deliciously simple and gut-healing recipes that leave you feeling fulfilled--rather than full. Part cookbook and memoir, Deepa's Secrets introduces breakthrough slow carb and gut-healing recipes that are simple and nutrient-packed, without sacrificing its rich South Asian flavors.
Indie Next List Picks
This month's #1...
by  Carmen Maria Machado

“Reading the stories in  Her Body and Other Parties  has been among the greatest literary pleasures of 2017 for me. Carmen Maria Machado writes with fearless exploration, precision, and tenderness, which would prompt envy if gratitude and admiration weren’t first to arrive on scene. From the lovely apocalyptic love story ‘Inventory’ to the dizzying and original ‘Especially Heinous,’ Machado’s work is curious, inventive, and thrilling. It’s feminist and pop culture, classic and weird; the stories are complex and the characters are haunting. What a debut!” — Chorel Centers, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
New in paperback...
by Martin Cruz Smith

“With direct and forceful narrative and a translation as smooth and peaceful as the quiet narrator himself, this book takes the reader on a days-long search for the past and the present in modern day Bogota. A prominent political cartoonist is shaken when a forgotten uncertainty from the past resurfaces. This psychological study of the concept that what we believe makes us who we are is a masterpiece!” — Nicole Magistro (W), The Bookworm of Edwards, Edwards, CO
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The Learning Source presents an enchanting evening with bestselling author Peter Heller at the 2017 Book Bash! Tickets and event details are available NOW!
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