February 2019
Hello All!

My name is Katie Brewer and I'm the Gift Buyer at Tattered Cover. This means that I get to buy all of the cool items that aren’t books. I’m talking about journals, pens, mugs, jewelry, and games...pretty much everything!

This year, I was lucky enough to attend the Las Vegas Winter Market to scope out new items for the store. The show was fantastic and I discovered some great items that will be heading to Tattered Cover soon. One of the coolest items I found is “Game Night in a Can” by Barry & Jason Games and Entertainment. The best way to describe it is 30 party games made up of creative challenges and games of skill, all in a can!
Another great item that I cannot wait to hit stores are hand stitched recycled wool ornaments from Art Studio Company, located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. First off, it was great to see a local company at one of the largest gifts shows in the country. Second, Art Studio Company creates beautiful ornaments that are one of a kind! Look out for these gorgeous ornaments during the holiday season.

Already, 2019 is off to a great start with lots of new gift products coming to your favorite local bookstore!
Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple young adult fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over two million copies sold, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, and The Language of Thorns . On Sunday, February 3, she presented King of Scars , the first novel in a new duology in the Grishaverse.
Upcoming Events for YA Fiction Fans
Friday, February 8, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Robin LaFevers, author of the  New York Times  best-selling  His Fair Assassin  books, will discuss and sign  Courting Darkness  ($17.99 Houghton Mifflin). This is thrilling page-turner set in the world of the  His Fair Assassin  series.
Friday, February 8, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Author Mary Robertson will discuss and sign  Growing Up Queer: Kids and the Remaking of Lgbtq Identity (Critical Perspectives on Youth)  ($26.00 New York University Press), in which LGBTQ kids reveal what it's like to be young and queer today.
Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Colleen Oakes is the bestselling author of the  Queen of Hearts  trilogy. She will discuss and sign  The Black Coats  ($17.99 HarperTeen), a powerful, thrilling, and deeply resonant novel about a secret society of girls who plot revenge on the men who hurt them. Oakes will be in conversation with Emily France, author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel  Signs of You  and  Zen and Gone .
Friday, February 22, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Susan Dennard,  New York Times  bestselling author of the  Witchlands  series, will discuss and sign  Bloodwitch: A Witchlands Novel  ($18.99 Tor Teen), a young adult epic fantasy novel that continues the story of the Bloodwitch Aeduan. 
Thursday, March 7, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Jennifer E. Smith is the bestselling author of eight novels including  Windfall   and   The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight . She will discuss and sign  Field Notes on Love  ($18.99 Delacorte Press), a meet-cute romance about Hugo and Mae, two teens who are thrown together on a cross-country train trip that will teach them about love, each other, and the futures they can build for themselves.
Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Ally Condie is the author of the #1  New York Times  bestselling Matched trilogy and co-author of the  Darkdeep  middle grade series. She is also the author of the novel  Summerlost , an Edgar Award Finalist. Condie will discuss and sign The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe  ($18.99 Dutton Books for Young Readers).
Saturday, April 6, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Ashley Poston   is the nationally bestselling author of  Geekerella  and  Heart of Iron She will discuss and sign  The Princess and the Fangirl: A Geekerella Fairytale (Once Upon A Con #2)  ($18.99 Quirk Books).  The Prince and the Pauper  gets a modern makeover in this adorable, witty, and heartwarming young adult novel set in the  Geekerella  universe.
Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Danielle Paige is the  New York Times  bestselling author of the  Dorothy Must Die  series and the  Stealing Snow  series. She will discuss and sign  Mera: Tidebreaker  ($16.99 DC Ink). This is an astonishing graphic novel that explores duty, love, heroism and freedom, all through the eyes of readers' favorite undersea royalty.
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What is more important to you when reading a book?
The characters
The plot
The setting/time period
The genre
It doesn't matter
Other
Results from last month's poll...

What is your 2019 reading goal?

40 books
33.3%

100 books
29.2%

50 books
20.8%

Other
12.5%

20 books
4.2%
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Book Review!

Have you ever walked through a bookstore and seen little cards sticking out of shelves with book reviews? Have those reviews ever made you want to buy a book? 

Those cards are called shelf talkers, and we're looking for teens to write shelf talkers for their favorite books. Your friends and family -- and a lot of total strangers -- can see your reviews on the shelves at Tattered Cover. How cool is that? 

To write reviews, send an email to  Kristen Gilligan with "Teen Book Review" in the subject line. 
Teen Writing
Group

Teens come together to share and critique writing, often with a nationally published young adult author as a mentor and participant. An incredible opportunity for aspiring teen writers! Free and open exclusively to teens. 

Meets that last Sunday of each month. This is free and open exclusively to teens. Email  Kristen to RSVP.
Teen Advisory Board

This is a group of book-loving teens who meet every month or so to plan and produce programming for anyone excited about YA literature.

Board members have the opportunity to use their creativity, social media skills, and enthusiasm for books to help with all aspects of event promotion, planning, and execution; introduce (and hang out with) authors at events; write book blurbs; give book talks; get FREE advanced reading copies; and even help select authors who come to the store for events or visit schools.

It's fun, rewarding, and a great resumé builder. Currently, we meet at our Aspen Grove and now our Colfax locations. For more info, read our  TAB Info & Application . To sign up for the TAB, email  Kristen Gilligan . (And tell your bookish friends!)

Host an Author for Free at Your School!

I mean, who doesn't love a school assembly? Seriously though, Tattered Cover can bring an author into your school to speak to smaller groups of English or writing classes, or a full school-wide assembly.

The best part is that's there no cost to the school. If this sounds interesting, just connect us with your school librarian or principal.

For a limited time, Libro.FM is offering new members three free audiobooks with a monthly membership. Make the switch and take advantage of the   offer here !
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Saturday, March 16, 12:00 - 4:00 pm, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

The Arvada Center and Regis University are partnering with the Tattered Cover Book Store to present the Colorado Book and Arts Festival, a one-day literary arts festival celebrating books, art, and music for the whole family.

The Arvada Center will be filled with award-winning authors, panel discussions, an onsite pop-up Tattered Cover Book Store, children’s area with author-led activities, artist booths, musical performances, and more.  Don't miss a SPECIAL Keynote Conversation with Peng Shepherd, author of   The Book of M .
Book Reviews
by Jerry Craft

"I liked it! I thought it was cute. I liked the main character, Jordan, and the relationships he had with his friends (and how those relationships were developed). The book also had good insights into race issues, especially from the perspective of a twelve year old. It was a super quick read, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes graphic novels and is looking for a relatively light read." -- Nava K., Tattered Cover Teen Advisory Board member
by Angie Thomas

" It's hard to follow a phenomenon, but On the Come Up shines in every way. Aspiring rapper Bri's ambition comes both from her talent and from the needs of her family--avoiding eviction, getting food on the table. Bri's lyrics are powerfully poetic, and her voice is full of emotion and humor. Angie Thomas showed the world she can insightfully represent complex issues while creating characters that you never want to say good-bye to. Her second novel proves she can do it again and again. " -- Bethany Strout, Director of Buying
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