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 significant 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(s) in a reasonable amount of time and provide feedback and reviews to the publisher, via Tattered Cover. If you're interetsed in receiving a bag of ARCs, please email Kane Klipka.
- Your name
- The name of your school
- The location of your school
- The type of books you're interested in: Picture Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult, or "books for 7th graders," for example, or a topic/author you're studying.
- Which Tattered Cover location would be most convenient for you to pick them up.
Once approved, you'll get instructions on picking them up.
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.
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.