Tattered Cover Book Store: A Storied History

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For more than five decades, the Tattered Cover has been Colorado’s favorite source for books. Beginning with just 950 square feet, it has grown into a multistore operation and important cultural institution, the special place where people go for all things literary. It has been a forum for ideas, with hundreds of writers visiting each year to sign books and greet readers. It has proven itself a bastion of democracy, championing the First Amendment and readers’ rights to privacy. Join Denver historian and onetime Tattered Cover employee Mark A. Barnhouse as he celebrates the store’s first fifty years and tells stories from the thousands of author events it has hosted over the decades.
ISBN: 9781467151085
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Colorado
Images: 75
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Denver native Mark A. Barnhouse worked at Tattered Cover from September 1994 through March 2000, in Cherry Creek and LoDo. A University of Colorado–Denver graduate, double majoring in history and English, he has researched and written about Denver’s history for twenty-five years. His most recent books include Vanished Denver Landmarks, A History Lover’s Guide to Denver and Lost Department Stores of Denver (see arcadiapublishing.com for a full listing).
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