Independent bookstore. Historic Lo Do location.Denver, CO
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If you could take just one photo: Towering shelves and ancient chairs
Entering from the 16th street pedestrian mall in historic LoDo, a wide expanse of bookshelves and tables lies before you. Friendly and helpful staff mill about the children, cooking and new arrivals sections.. You might grab a cup of coffee or tea and a pastry from the coffee shop. This is nice but the real treasure trove lies beyond the summit of the stairs along the south facing wall of the building. As you crest the steps a maze of near ceiling high shelves spans out before you like some erudite labyrinth encompassing any subject imaginable. History, Philosophy, Psychology, Travel, Colorado and the West, Science fiction as well as a broad fiction section containing all the classics and so much more. Couches and chairs abound. Little nooks to hunker down in and escape the bustle of the city. The Tattered Cover is not a place to pass through but an activity in and of itself. A place to relax and lose yourself in a tale of your own choosing.July 30, 2012 Like Add a Comment
If you could take just one photo: cozy hidden reading nooks upstairs
In the middle of Lodo, amidst the trendy restaurants, gleaming office buildings and bustling crowds, awaits this hidden gem of an independent book store. Tattered Cover is not a place to rush, grabbing the latest best-seller and heading straight to the cash register, but is rather designed for lingering. Push open the heavy wood front doors, come inside, and take in the high ceilings, dusty wood floors and of course endless rows of books. Armed with a chai tea and a fresh pastry, scan the non-fiction, travel, and excellent children’s section before heading upstairs to your true destination: the generously sized yet cozy fiction section. Grab a copy of that classic you’ve been meaning to read or the latest Ian McEwan novel and take refuge in one of several comfy vintage arm chairs. Sip your tea, relish the opening chapter of your soon to be purchased book, and feel grateful that there are still real bookstores where you can escape from the daily grind and comfortably indulge your bibliophile ways.January 18, 2012 Like Add a Comment