In the 1980s, when I lived in Denver and the 1971-founded Tattered Cover bookstore was still housed in its original premises (which seem quite modest through today's eyes), it was considered the largest independent bookstore in the USA. Today, when it has expanded and branched out to three different vast locations (the Highlands ranch auditorium alone has room for 400 people), it has been downgraded to 'one of the largest'. However, it is still the reader's paradise where shopping sometimes seems of almost secondary importance: you can simply snuggle into one of the comfortable armchairs and spend the whole day reading by the light of a vintage lamp without spending a cent. The owner of the Tattered Cover bookstore Joyce Meskis has always selected her staff with great care: everyone seems to be educated readers with excellent taste and knowledge; their suggestions have never failed me.
1628 Wynkoop St., Denver, Colorado
2526 E. Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado
9315 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Keywords: bookstore, Colorado