Tattered Cover Hosts Immersive Baseball Experience to Celebrate 2021 MLB All-Star Game

Tattered Cover Hosts Immersive Baseball Experience to Celebrate 2021 MLB All-Star Game 

Week-long event lineup at new McGregor Square location includes curated pop-up shop featuring
1,000+ baseball titles, virtual and in-person panels, signings, talks and more 



DENVER — Tattered Cover, Colorado’s largest independent bookstore, will celebrate the 2021 MLB All-Star Game with an immersive baseball experience in the week leading up to the game at its newest location in McGregor Square, the new multi-use development adjacent to Coors Field.   


Baseball lovers will delight in a curated selection of more than 1,000 titles at a themed pop-up shop; enjoy virtual and in-person panels, signings and book talks featuring top baseball writers and personalities; and will have an opportunity to vote for the best baseball books of all time. Additionally, in support of the local community hosting this year’s game, Penguin Random House, in conjunction with Tattered Cover, will make a sizable donation of baseball-related children's titles to the Denver area Boys & Girls Clubs. Highlights include:  


  • 1,000-Title Pop-Up Shop. A “baseball lover’s paradise” will take over the McGregor Square location’s 120-foot outdoor breezeway featuring more than 1,000 different baseball-themed titles. Approximately 25 percent of the selection will be children’s books available in the shop’s Kid Zone. In addition to popular titles, Tattered Cover is using its curation expertise to bring in lesser known, but equally as exciting books about baseball and baseball history. A section highlighting the Negro League will be curated by the Hue-Man Experience at Tattered Cover. The pop-up shop will debut on Thursday, July 8 and will be open until the end of day on Tuesday, July 13. All of the featured titles will also be available to order at tatteredcover.com

  • Colorado Picks the Best of Baseball Books. Tattered Cover will look to its customer base to choose the best baseball books of all time. Titles are  being selected by renowned baseball writers and online voting will begin on Tuesday, June 29 and close on Tuesday, June 6. Adult titles can be voted on here and children’s titles here. The list of chosen top baseball books will be released on Wednesday, July 7 and available to shop at Tattered Cover and online.  Click here to VOTE for the Best Baseball Books of All Time!

  • Boys & Girls Clubs Donation. Renowned publishers Penguin Random House will partner with Tattered Cover to donate more than 1,200 baseball-related children's books for various grade-levels to the Denver area Boys & Girls Clubs.

  • Special Events. In the week leading up to the MLB All-Star Game, Tattered Cover will host a number of panels, signings and book talks, including both virtual and in-person events focused on baseball, baseball history and baseball literature. The complete event lineup will be announced in the upcoming weeks; confirmed participants include: 

    • Jane Leavy, a former Washington Post reporter recognized as one of the best baseball writers working today and author of award-winning and best-selling biographies of Sandy Koufax, Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.

    • Cam Perron, author of the recently published “Comeback Season” about
      baseball’s Negro League.

    • David & Andrew Maraniss; David is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and author of more than 20 books. Andrew, his son, is the author of the recently published “Singled Out: The Glenn Burke Story,” about MLB's first openly gay ballplayer.


    John Shea   San Francisco Chronicle's lead baseball writer and author of last year's “24 Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid,” written with Willie Mays.

    • Bill Madden, formerly of NY Daily News and regarded as one of baseball's best writers, has written more than 10 baseball books, the most recent being “Tom Seaver: A Terrific Life,” published just after Seaver's death.


    • Howard Bryant; an accomplished longtime journalist and now of ESPN and NPR’s Weekend Edition, Bryant authored “Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston,” which won the CASEY Award for the best baseball book of 2002 and was a finalist for the Society for American Baseball Research's Seymour Medal. In 2020, he authored “Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field;” and, his latest is “The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America, And The Politics Of Patriotism.” He also appeared in the award winning Ken Burns documentary about baseball.

    • Tim Kurkjian, one of MLB's leading broadcast analysts, appears regularly on ESPN's Baseball Tonight and SPORTS CENTER. 


    • Jeff Idelson, the long-time President of the Baseball Hall of Fame.









Find all information on the 2021 MLB All-Star Game here









Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:45am