Tattered Cover’s Colorado Springs Location is Now Open!
Colorado’s largest independently owned bookstore’s newest location will feature an extensive
literary collection, full-service bar and café, kids zone, and more
Tattered Cover, Colorado’s largest locally owned bookstore, will open its first location outside of the Denver Metro area in Downtown Colorado Springs on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The 8,000-square-foot retail destination, located at 112 North Tejon Street, features an extensive selection of books from best-selling and independently published authors, a full-service bar and café, kids zone, and more.
“This opening feels very similar to the opening of Tattered Cover’s beloved LoDo location as both are in historic buildings in the heart of burgeoning downtown areas,” said Tattered Cover CEO Kwame Spearman. “Our goal is to be a community institution for Coloradans and this new location will offer the perfect setting to connect with the Colorado Springs community.”
Susan Edmondson, President & CEO of the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs, said, "Downtown Colorado Springs is in the midst of a renaissance and we are thrilled that Tattered Cover will become part of our downtown landscape and an important part of our growing community. Such an iconic brand in Colorado is destined to become a destination within Downtown Colorado Springs and we look forward to seeing the store thrive here.”
Similar to its Metro Denver outposts, Tattered Cover’s Colorado Springs location will focus on connecting with residents of the Springs through a variety of community programming, such as children’s storytimes, in-store author events, community forums, fundraisers, and more.
The new bookstore is located in an historic building at the heart of downtown which dates back to the 1880s. The structure has always served the community and will continue to do so as Tattered Cover’s second largest store, after the iconic Colfax location in Denver.
The building has functioned through the decades as a market, upscale clothing retailer, jewelry store and even a costume shop. In 1918, famous Colorado Springs architect, Thomas MacLaren, redesigned the storefront and rear of the building. MacLaren, who is known for such works as the St. Pauline Chapel, and the Trianon, added features such as Van Briggle tile, intricate brickwork and leaded glass transoms, which are still present today and are key design features in the new bookstore.
The expansive store features an impressive collection of books, magazines and gifts. A dedicated kids section is home to a curated collection of children’s titles for all ages. Similar to Tattered Cover’s other locations, the new store will host special events which allow the community to celebrate a love of books and promote literacy across generations.
The shop boasts a warm and friendly atmosphere which invites patrons to slow down and settle in, book in hand. Best Cellars, a full-service bar and café serves locally made Attimo Wine and craft brews courtesy of Fiction Beer Company, plus a full menu of coffee beverages and food offerings along with cocktails.
Tattered Cover Colorado Springs
112 N Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sundays: 10am - 6pm
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