A Letter From the Owners About the Coronavirus

How You Can Help Support Tattered Cover During the Coronavirus

Greetings Customers, 

Thank you so much for the flood of support in the last 24 hours! We wanted to give you a sense of what's going at our stores, and what you can do to help.

All locations remain closed, though our website is still open for business (more on that below). We have a skeleton crew filling online orders, with all other employees on unpaid temporary leave (this allows their health insurance to continue -- so important right now!!) This is a very difficult time for our more than 100 colleagues, who to us, are like family. 

If you're looking for a way to support our staff, beyond ordering books from our website, you can donate to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC), which provides grants to booksellers in times of need. You can learn about BINC here: bincfoundation.org.

There are, of course, lots of ways you can you support Tattered Cover and help insure we come out of this crisis intact. Here's a short list:

1. Continue to be our customer and friend. We are so incredibly thankful for your support now and in the past. Follow us on social media, read our emails, let us know how you're doing!




2. Order through TatteredCover.com! Our website lists more than one million books and gifts, and ordering now will help us ride out the storm. 

Some fun ideas for shopping online:

  • Get a book to read aloud as a family (Harry Potter anyone? World War Z?)

  • Get a game to play as a family, or with roommates, or with your non-infected neighbors: We now have book lists for Games and Puzzles!

  • Do your holiday shopping now

  • Pre-order books coming out later this year

  • Buy a gift card now and use it over the coming weeks and months

  • Buy an audiobook through TatteredCover.com

3. Our online webstore is open from Tuesdays at 10am - Saturdays at 5pm MDT.

Have questions? Please email books@tatteredcover.com.

This is new territory for all of us, and we ask you to bear with us as we temporarily shift to an online only business. We'll be in touch again very soon, but not tomorrow. (We think.)

And again, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your support. 

Kristen & Len

How You Can Help Support Tattered Cover During the Coronavirus