Celebrate 50 Years of Tattered Cover with Mark A. Barnhouse and Special Guests


Join Tattered Cover as we welcome historian (and former employee) Mark A. Barnhouse to celebrate 50 years of Tattered Cover and the launch of his book, Tattered Cover Book Store: A Storied HistoryThis event will take place on Thursday, October 28th at 7:00pm MT at our Colfax Ave. Location.

Mark will be joined by former Tattered Cover employees to reminisce about the past and highlight the most memorable moments from the past 50 years.

About the Book:

For more than five decades, the Tattered Cover has been Colorado's favorite source for books. Beginning with just 950 square feet, it has grown into a multistore operation and important cultural institution, the special place where people go for all things literary. It has been a forum for ideas, with hundreds of writers visiting each year to sign books and greet readers. It has proven itself a bastion of democracy, championing the First Amendment and readers' rights to privacy. Join Denver historian and onetime Tattered Cover employee Mark A. Barnhouse as he celebrates the store's first fifty years and tells stories from the thousands of author events it has hosted over the decades.

About the Author:

Denver native Mark A. Barnhouse worked at Tattered Cover from September 1994 through March 2000, in Cherry Creek and LoDo. A University of Colorado-Denver graduate, double majoring in history and English, he has researched and written about Denver's history for twenty-five years. His most recent books include Vanished Denver Landmarks, A History Lover's Guide to Denver and Lost Department Stores of Denver (see arcadiapublishing.com for a full listing).

Important Event Information - COVID Policy:

The following safety measures have been put in place for all events to ensure the safety of our staff, speakers, and customers:

Masks for audience members are mandatory throughout the event

No food or drink will be permitted into the event area

Seats will be set up in groups of 2-4 and 6" in distance from other groups

Social distancing of 6" with the speakers is required unless the speaker invites customers closer

Event date: 
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Tattered Cover Book Store: A Storied History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467151085
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: History Press - November 1st, 2021
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