Available ARCs

These Advanced Reading Copies are available ONLY to current Denver Metro area educators

and you must be approved in order to receive them.

Before a new book comes out, the publisher will print Advanced Reading Copies -- or ARCs, or galleys. These are sent to booksellers across the country as well as industry and media folk in hopes they will buy them for their bookstores, get excited about them and get some press to excite the industry and reading communities. Tattered Cover is very fortunate to not only receive single copies of these books, but often several copies of one title the publisher is especially excited about.

With our siginificant outreach to schools, we're able to provide these to book groups and classrooms as a free resource. In exchange, you must commit to having the group/classes actually read the book in a reasonable amount of time and provide feedback and reviews to the publisher, via Tattered Cover. These go VERY quickly, as you can imagine, but we're always adding more titles. Quantities and titles subject to change. If you're interetsed in any of the below titles, please email Holly Maxwell.

Please include:

  • Your name 
  • The name of your school
  • The location of your school
  • A list of the title(s) you're interested in
  • Which Tattered Cover location would be most convenient for you to pick them up.

Once approved, you'll get instructions on what to say when you pick them.

Please note that these books aren't to fill your classroom libraries arbitrarily, they're given to us by the publishers in hopes that you'll use them in the classroom to teach, use them for a school book group, etc. and provide feedback and reviews to Kristen Gilligan. Please limit your selection to a handful of titles. About a bagful is typical.

RULES: You absolutely CANNOT sell them. (If we find that they've been sold, you can no longer recieve ARCs from us.) You cannot quote from them. They are yours to keep: add them to the school's library for check-out, classroom libraries, etc. Or, return them so another school has an opportunity to read them.

You can also say "Surprise Me!" and I'll put a bag of ARCs together for you. :) We have a bunch of single titles that aren't on the below list. Just let me know which grades/school type.

Many schools put up a display in their library explaining what they are and why they're awesome... No one has read them before! Here are some photos of those displays:







How to Write a Book Review for Tattered Cover

Reviews should be between 40-60 words. Write 1-2 sentences on what the book is about, then another 1-2 sentences on why you loved it/why you think others will love it. If it works, please also say something like, "If you liked xxx book, you'll love this one." or "If you love xxx author, you'll love this one." Please only write reviews for books you loved and are passionate about. Please send your review in an email to Kristen Gilligan. We publish them on our website on the book's page, create shelf talkers in our stores and send the review to the publisher.


Lots of single titles are available... too many to list here! They'll be in the "Surprise Me" bag.

TEEN/YA TITLES (Grades 9 & Up):                

(Keep scrolling down for UPPER ELEMENTARYY/MIDDLE GRADE & MIDDLE SCHOOL titles.)

Access Restricted by Gregory Scott Katsoulis (2 copies)

Nobody Real by Steven Camden (2 copies)

Price of Duty by Todd Strasser (2 copies)

Slave Day by Rob Thomas (2 copies)

What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee (2 copies)

The Resolutions by Mia Garcia (2 copies) 

When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen (3 copies)

The Fragile Ordinary by Samantha Young (3 copies)

Dating Disasters of Emma Nash by Chloe Seager (3 copies)

Imagine Us Happy by Jennifer Yu (2 copies) 

9 Days and 9 Nights by Katie Cotugno (2 copies)

The Disasters by M.K. England (2 copies) 

Notes From My Captivity by Kathy Parks (8 copies)

Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Soloman (2 copies)

The Lies They Tell by Gillian French (3 copies)

Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins (2 copies)

The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones (2 copies) 

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (2 copies)

Campfire by Sean Sarles (2 copies)

Save the Date by Morgan Matson (23 copies)

The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4 copies)

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw (4 copies) 

Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre (7 copies)

Doing It by Hannah Whitton (2 copies)

The Continent by Keira Drake (4 copies)

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp (27 copies)

The Border by Steve Schafer (3 copies)

All That I Can Fix by Chrystal Chan (10 copies)

Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welch (6 copies)

The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian (2 copies)

How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett (2 copies)

Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian (4 copies)

Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee (3 copies)

Your Destination Is on the Left by Lauren Spieller (3 copies) 

Our Stories, Our Voices by multiple authors (4 copies) 

The Devil's Thief by Lisa Maxwell (2 copies)



Period: Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth (4 copies)



Love Penelope by Joanne Rocklin  (2 copies)

Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls by Beth McMullen (2 copies)

The Rhino in Right Field by Stacy DeKeyser (5 copies)

Rosetown by Cynthia Rylant (5 copies)

Sunny by Jason Reynolds (2 copies)

William Wenton and the Secret Portal by Tara F. Chace (3 copies)

Boy Bites Bug by Rebecca Petruck (2 copies)

The Turning by Emily Whitman (2 copies)

First Class Murder by Robin Stevens (2 copies)

The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair by Amy Makechnie (2 copies)

WeirDo by Anh Do (2 copies)

Rules of the Ruff by Heidi Lang (2 copies)

The Backstagers by Andy Mientus (2 copies)

Sprinkle Sundays by Coco Simon (4 copies)

Mice of the Round Table: Voyage to Avalon by Julie Leung (2 copies)

Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth (2 copies)

Spindrift and the Orchid by Emma Trevayne (5 copies)

On Point by Hena Khan (4 copies)

Roxie and the Hooligans by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (3 copies) 

Dino Riders by Will Dare (16 copies)