Colorado Teen Book Con

Presented by Tattered Cover Book Store

What is the Colorado Teen Book Con?

Founded by the Tattered Cover Book Store in 2016, this is a full day event with two keynote presentations, a bunch of author panels, and a big author signing party at the end of the day. And food trucks. Of course, food trucks. Books will be for sale throughout the day. This event is free, and is open exclusively to teens, but you must register.

2018 Colorado Teen Book Con


Friday, November 2, 2018

YA Author Happy Hour (Adults only; 21+ there's alcohol)
Tattered Cover Colfax (
2526 East Colfax Avenue) from 7pm - 8:30pm

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Colorado Teen Book Con
All day at Littleton High School (199 East Littleton Blvd, Littleton, CO 80121)


2017 Colorado Teen Book Con

Colorado Teen Book Con

DATE: Saturday, November 4, 2017 

TIME: TBD, but all day

LOCATION: Littleton High School (199 East Littleton Blvd, Littleton, CO 80121) Click here for Littleton High School in Google Maps

YA Author Happy Hour (21+ there's alcohol)
Friday, November 3, 2017 at Tattered Cover Colfax (2526 East Colfax Avenue) from 7pm - 8:30pm

Click here for more info!

2016 Colorado Teen Book Con

Tattered Cover's inaugural 2016 Colorado Teen Book Con was a resounding success!

We don't know the date for next year's event, but will annouce it as soon as we know. In the meantime, enjoy some of the photos and feedback from this year's event!

So, How Was the Very First Colorado Teen Book Con??

"I just wanted to say thank you for coordinating this even - my daughter and a couple of her friends went today and had an awesome time.  I loved listening to their stories when I picked them up - they were so excited about the panels and meeting the authors. Thank you again!" -- Parent of attendee

"I just wanted you to know that she loved the event. She can't stop talking about it. Sometimes the good notes are less received.  She is already talking about next year. You and the team did awesome." -- Parent of Attendee

"THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HOSTING THIS! My daughter has not stopped taling since I picked her up! THANK YOU!" -- Parent of attendee

"Great job again on the festival! I thought it went swimmingly and heard nothing but good things from the other authors!" -- 2016 TBC Author

"Thank YOU and Len for EVERYTHING this past weekend. It was such a delight getting to spend time in your amazing store and meet readers, and of course the Con on Saturday was fabulous. Everything went so smoothly and it was so special to engage with all those smart, excited teen readers. Us authors felt so well taken care of. It was really a wonderful experience. I'll be talking it up to everyone! Thanks again for everything and I hope our paths cross again soon!" -- 2016 TBC Author

"Thanks so much to Len and Kristen Gilligan and the Tattered Cover for sponsoring the inaugural Teen Book Con. It was a wonderful event." -- 2016 TBC Author

"Will had a GREAT time. Thank you for taking care of him!" -- Publicist for 2016 TBC Author

"I thought it was great. The adult event was especially well organized. Logistics were all impressive. The only challenge I can think of is that it's hard to answer the same questions 3 panels in a row -- you start feeling like a marketer with canned answers -- so perhaps ask the moderators to have different questions for the three panels. Great job!" -- 2016 TBC Author

"I had an awesome time at the conference! I most enjoyed having an escort. Knowing I had someone to turn to to make sure I was in the right room at the right time was very helpful. I would say for the reception, it might make sense to set up designated signing tables for the more popular authors - it was a little hard to get around the store with guests lined up in the aisle for autographs. Otherwise, I felt things went very smoothly. Thanks again for including me!" -- 2016 TBC Author

"I wanted to take a moment to say a big, GIANT thank you!! Colorado Teen Book Con was beautifully organized." -- Publicist for 2016 TBC Author

"I wanted to tell you that the event was AWESOME!! Everyone I know who attended raved about it! Good job!" -- Educator/Librarian Volunteer

"What an amazing Teen Book Con!  Thank you for letting me be a part of it!" -- Educator/Librarian Volunteer

"I wanted to thank you yesterday for an amazing event. The authors were so great with the kids. I hope there are more of these events in the future. If there is any way I can help with events such as these, large or small, please let me know. Thank you for supporting and promoting teen literacy." -- Educator/Librarian Volunteer

"Just wanted to thank you again for the time and effort you and your team put into Colorado Teen Book Con! It was a great event, and I look forward to more opportunities for young adult readers in the future." -- Educator/Librarian Volunteer

"Congratulations for a job well done! I look forward to next year's!" -- Educator/Librarian Volunteer

"Such an amazing event! Thank you!" -- Educator/Librarian Volunteer

"It was great to be a part of the first ever Colorado Teen Book Con. It was a great day and will be excited to watch this festival grow next year. Thank you for taking the leap and getting it done. What I really loved is that there was NO ONE out wandering around during the panels. That is the best feeling to know that all the attendees were in the panels with the authors!  So kudos to coordinators and volunteers for encouraging that. I had fun interacting with the teens and sharing chapter samplers to get them excited about new reads." -- Publisher Rep 

Details from the 2016 Colorado Teen Book 

This link will take you to our page with all the details from the 2016 Colorado Teen Book Con, including the schedule, the authors, their books, etc.