“When you walk into a bookstore, you’re faced with life in such a grand scheme, between fiction and nonfiction and travel and every-thing under the sun,” says Ronald Rice. “I’m so overwhelmed by how much there is yet to know, and that feeling makes you alive.” And he’s not the only one. My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read and Shop features eighty essays from writers about their favorite independent bookstores.
The book, which Rice edited, is an ode to these treasured literary hangouts, including the Tattered Cover, which was the subject of an essay by Colorado mystery writer Stephen White, who wrote that his relationship with the store led to a life of writing.
“Reading and learning and filling your head is a really social thing,” Rice says. “There’s always going to be a place where like-minded people gather to experience not only the books, but each other.”
Experience that literary community tonight at the Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, with a reception and refreshments at 7 p.m. and a reading and signing by White at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.tatteredcover.com for more information.
Tue., Nov. 13, 7 p.m., 2012