Book & Lovers' Day

Every year on April 23rd, Barcelona erupts in a celebration of chivalry and romance. It all began in the Middle Ages with an annual Festival of Roses on St. George's Day to honor the Patron Saint of Catalonia. A brave Roman soldier, he allegedly slew a dragon about to devour a beautiful young princess. According to legend, a rosebush then sprouted from the blood of the slain dragon and the soldier plucked its most perfect blossoms to give to the princess as a remembrance. In 1923, the traditional Rose Festival merged with UNESCO’s World Book Day, established to celebrate the lives of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare, both of whom died on April 23rd in 1616. Now, bookstalls and flower stands sprout up along the Rambla, a two-mile stretch connecting the city with the Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of Barcelonans crowd the streets to enjoy a festive atmosphere of readings, music, literature, and dance.

The Tattered Cover is delighted to honor this springtime celebration of culture, beauty, intelligence, and love. We call it Book & Lover's Day. Complimentary roses and bookmarks will be available on April 23 with the purchase of a book; while supplies last. As always, we’ll be happy to turn your purchases into lovely wrapped gifts at no extra charge.

Event date: 
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 9:00am
Event address: 
Three Stores
80202 Denver
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Romeo and Juliet Cover Image
$3.00
ISBN: 9780486275574
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dover Publications - May 4th, 1993

Rumi: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing Cover Image
By Jalalu'l-Din Rumi, Coleman Barks (Translator), John Moyne (With)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060750503
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperOne - January 18th, 2005

The I Love You Book Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316019859
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Young Readers - January 2009

Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062049643
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperOne - March 15th, 2011

Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the Storycorps Project Cover Image
By Dave Isay (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143114345
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - October 28th, 2008

A Little Book of Love: Heart Advice on Bringing Happiness to Ourselves and Our World Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781590309001
Availability: Special Order
Published: Shambhala Publications - December 27th, 2011

The Book of Love Cover Image
By K. C. Jones, Diva Pyari (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811877206
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - December 29th, 2010

Guess How Much I Love You Cover Image
By Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780763649760
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 9th, 2011

The History of Love Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393328622
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2006

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair Cover Image
By Pablo Neruda, Pablo Picasso (Illustrator), W. S. Merwin (Translator)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780142437704
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - December 2nd, 2003

Love Poems Cover Image
By Pablo Neruda, Donald D. Walsh (Translator)
$11.95
ISBN: 9780811217293
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - January 2008

Geek Love Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780375713347
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 11th, 2002

Peony in Love Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812975222
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade - February 19th, 2008

Love in the Time of Cholera Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307389732
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage Books USA - October 5th, 2007

You Suck: A Love Story Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780060590307
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 8th, 2008

It's Time to Sleep, My Love Cover Image
By Eric Metaxas, Nancy Tillman (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312673369
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 18th, 2011

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781400045372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harmony - December 23rd, 2003

Romeo and Juliet Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780743477116
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 2004

Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9781586638450
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sparknotes - April 15th, 2003

A Midsummer Night's Dream (No Fear Shakespeare) Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9781586638481
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sparknotes - July 3rd, 2003

Don Quixote Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780451531810
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Signet Classics - April 5th, 2011

Don Quixote Cover Image
By Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, J. M. Cohen (Translator), Ned Halley (Afterword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781904919797
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Collectors Library - March 2012

Don Quixote Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060934347
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - April 26th, 2005