Tattered Cover Book Store
Since its founding in the 1970s, Tattered Cover has become one of the nation's great independent bookstores. It has weathered a retail climate less than friendly to brick-and-mortar booksellers and... Read More
Since its founding in the 1970s, Tattered Cover has become one of the nation's great independent bookstores. It has weathered a retail climate less than friendly to brick-and-mortar booksellers and now has four locations In the city, including an expansive space on Colfax in a former theater. Book lovers can browse, sip coffee and listen to authors read from their works. There are also calendars, toys, games, cards and other gift items. Best of all, staff members know and love books and can offer genuinely helpful advice. If you have a young child, head to a cozy chair in the children's area and read a book together. No one will mind however long you linger and share the joy of reading (but buying books helps support this incredible store). In Spring 2021, the 16th Street Mall store moved a few blocks away to a fantastic new space in McGregor Square.
- Free Things to Do: "Tattered Cover also has stores at Denver International Airport on concourses A, B and C."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Denver's most revered bookstore is the ultimate free hang-out spot. Not only is there free Wi-Fi on site, but you can browse all day.