Tattered History Overview

The Life of an Indie Bookstore

The Tattered Cover Book Store began as a small store with only 950 square feet of retail space and 2 employees in the Cherry Creek North district of Denver, Colorado. It has grown for more than 40 years into one of the premier bookstores in America with 3 expansive locations in the greater Denver Metro area:
  • Colfax Avenue, south of City Park
  • Historic Lower Downtown, near Union Station
  • Highlands Ranch Town Center, south of C470

Satellite Stores are also located at Denver International Airport on Concourses A & B (opening on Concourse C summer 2014)

Union Station (opening summer 2014)


Detailed Store History with Photographs & Timeline