What’s your Store History, in a nutshell?
Tattered Cover Book Store has brought people and books together since 1971. Tattered Cover is the largest independent bookstore and cafe in Colorado and our customers love that we can still maintain the cozy feel and comfort of smaller bookshops. With four locations in and around Denver, and a fifth location opening in Westminster, Colorado in June 2021, we maintain an inventory of over half a million books and pride ourselves on offering a diverse selection of new and used books as well as unique gifts. Prominent author book signings make up just a portion of the 500+ events Tattered Cover hosts each year. We are a Denver institution, a community gathering place, and an experience you can’t download!
What’s your claim to fame?
Largest independent bookstore in Colorado celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2021!
What’s a memorable customer experience?
In 2018, Michelle Obama was promoting her book, “Becoming” in our store and towards the end of the event a little 8-year old girl came up to her jumping up and down and screaming “this is so exciting, this is so exciting!” Michelle Obama let the little girl come around the signing desk and give her a hug and you could just SEE that this little girls life was made in that second! The video of this has been shared all over the internet over the years but it’s still one of those moments that absolutely melts your heart and makes us feel so thankful to be able to do what we do and create such memorable experiences for our customers-no matter the age!