Partnering with schools to help get kids excited about reading and to empower them to be lifelong readers.

Authors in Schools

We bring creative, interactive authors, illustrators, and children's book experts to your school. We can arrange school-wide students assemblies or smaller classroom presentations, depending on your needs and the author. In addition, consider hosting an author at your next Literacy Night! Author visits are fun, entertaining, educational and memorable. And, there's no cost to the school to host them when you work with Tattered Cover Book Store, except a commitment to purchase a minimum of 25 books (For Title 1 school, the book minimum is 10 copies.) We take care of all of the logisitcs, provide a personalized book Order Form and a special online ordering webpage, as well as an amazing experience for everyone. Read (a lot!) more about Author Visits here. And, check out which authors are currently available!


Available ARCs

Find out about Advanced Reader's Copies (ARCs) here. Please email Kristen Gilligan to request ARCs.  

In-Store Fundraisers

Expand the book fair horizon: Have a book fair in our store! Pick a day and a percentage of sales will be credited back to your school. We can showcase your school's groups (art, music, etc.), tie the event into an author presentation at the store, or even go on a book scavenger hunt. The possibilities are endless! *Please note that we can accommodate dates through the first week in December only, due to the holidays. For more information, please visit our In-Store Fundraiser page.

School Field Trips to Tattered Cover

Bring students to experience Tattered Cover Book Store and learn what it's all about. Get a behind-the-scenes tour, too! Kids love learning about how businesses work int he real world. Bring your class to Tattered Cover and we'll give them a tour and discuss how new and used books make their way to the shelves. Your class can learn about the value of independent bookstore. Possible activities include a storytime and/or tour. *Please note that we can accommodate dates through the first week in December only, due to the holidays. For more information, please visit this page email or Kristen Gilligan.

Educator Night!

What is Tattered Cover Educator Night? It's a special event expressly for current school teachers, librarians and school administrators in the Denver Metro area who are directly involved in literacy and getting kids to read. Enjoy a unique, fun-filled evening celebrating books and reading -- and you. Bring your educator friends! Teachers, principals, school librarians, etc. For more information, please click here.

Book Talks at Your School

We spend our days (and nights!) surrounded by books. Let us share our knowledge with educators and students! We can come to your school -- or you cna come to us -- and we're happy to share the latest and upcoming treasures. Discover which books will be your students (or your) next favorite book! 

One Book, One School Program

Get your whole class, grade or school reading the same book and watch as the magic presents itself. These are incredible learning, reading and bonding opportunities that will stay with readers forever. For more information, please email Kristen Gilligan.


EDUCATOR DISCOUNTS: Come visit us in the bookstore! Identify yourself as an educator and we'll give you 10% off.

QUANTITY DISCOUNTS: Buy in bulk, get a discount. Whether it's for a classroom, a school-wide reading event, the library, or just a special project. Special shipping/delivery options are available. Please contact

Wish Lists

STUDENTS: Who says you can't get wat you want? You tell us, we keep the list. Simple! Just tell your school and community that we have your Wish List and we'll help them find what you need.

EDUCATORS: Just like the students, educators have wishes, too. Create a Wish List on our website and students and their families can purchae books for your school, classroom, or library.

How To Create a Wish List -- Step by Step! (It's fast and easy. Don't worry.)

Standing Orders

We're happy to create standing orders for your convenience. Standing Orders are when a school or organization orders the same title(s) on a regular basis. By creating a Standing Order, you don't have to remember to order it each time -- we take care of that for you! If you'd like more information, or to create a Standing Order, please contact  

Student Pick Up Orders

A Student Pick Up Order is when a school will be reading a specific book, but would like the students to pay for the on their own (in other words, the school doesn't pay for it.) These orders are eligible for a 15% discount! We'll have the books available to the students at the specific location you've chosen. Please contact


WRITING CONTEST: In our annual Scary Stories Contest, young Colorado writers in grades K-12 are invited to write original mystery, suspensful thriller, or humorous Halloween tale. Prizes abound. And there's even a special reception near Halloween.

BOOKMARKART CONTEST: In this annual contest, children create a coloraful bookmark on the theme of reading. The winning entries are printed and distributed to our customers during the year. Find out more here

Have a contest idea? Let us know!

Teacher/Class Evenings

Schedule a time when a class can come to the bookstore in the evening and have the teacher read the class a story -- maybe even in their PJs!

Write Reviews for your Summer Reading

In our Booked for Summer program, kids read a book, submit a very short review, win prizes and store credit to buy more books! We'll even display your reviews in our stores. For more information, please click here


Every week, young children are invited for a half hour of stories, crafts and fun! For more inforamtion, please click here.

Special Events

Throughout the year, Tattered Cover holds special literary events. Some are annual, some on special one-time events such as:

  • Each May, we celebrate Children's Book Week with a week full of literary activites for kids
  • Every other year in July, we celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with a fancy celebration
  • Each October, we host the Colorado Teen Book Con

Seasonal Activities

We love fun and festive! Join us throughout the year as we celebrate seasonal events such as Halloween, the holidays, etc.

V.I.B. Picks for Kids (Very Impressive Book)

Every now and then we encounter a new children's book or series we're so excited about we want to broadcast it from the mountaintops. So, we do. The Tattered Cover Kids' VIB highlights real standouts among the many delightful and meaningful books for young readers. For more information, please click here

Book Clubs for Kids

Create an age range-specifc or themed book club for those who love to read, are passionate about reading, and who woudld like to discuss books at a cozy, comfy bookstore! We'll provide the venue and a discount for the selected titles.

Connecting with Teen Readers

Tattered Cover loves teen readers and readers of YA fiction, so we have so many opportinities that we needed a dedicated page! Please check out our special Teen Readers webpage here. Here are just a sample of what's available:

  • Monthly Teen Newsletter
  • Teen Advisory Board
  • Colorado Teen Book Con
  • Teen Open Mic Nights
  • In-Store Events and Booksignings with YA authors
  • Teen book reviews

You Tell Us!

We have a shared goal: to get kids excited and engaged in reading. All of our programs can be adapted to your needs. Please bring us your ideas and we can tailor these resources to fit your needs. Be creative!

For more information on how your school can partner with Tattered Cover Book Store -- or to set up a meeting, please contact Kristen Gilligan.