Tattered Cover Book Store
From its humble beginnings in a tiny space back in the 1970s, Tattered Cover evolved into one of the largest independent bookstores in the nation. It has weathered a retail climate that has not been... Read More
From its humble beginnings in a tiny space back in the 1970s, Tattered Cover evolved into one of the largest independent bookstores in the nation. It has weathered a retail climate that has not been friendly to booksellers, but thanks to the indomitable spirt and savvy business sense of owner Joyce Meskis, Tattered Cover has not just survived it has thrived. Today it has three locations including an expansive space on Colfax in a former theater. There book lovers and others can browse, sip coffee, listen to authors read from their works and shop. The store has 24,000 square feet of retail space housing 150,000 book titles. There are also calendars, toys, games, puzzles, cards and many other potential gift items. But the Tattered Cover's best asset is arguably its staff, people who know and love books and who can offer genuinely helpful and insightful suggestions and advice.
- Best Shopping: "The best seats in the house are in the historic theater balconies, where book lovers can people watch, read or enjoy coffee and free WiFi."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: It's an amazingly successful bookstore in a world where many independent bookstores have closed their doors. Tattered Cover has evolved without losing its heart.