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Tattered Cover owner Joyce Meskis talks about forty years of selling books

5 years ago by Jenny An
Steve Cogil opened the first Tattered Cover on the corner of East Second Avenue and Detroit Street in Cherry Creek in 1971. It was small -- less than a thousand square feet. Three years later, Joyce Meskis took the reins of the space. In the decades since, the Cherry Creek...
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Hick's Wynkoop Return: Taking Mom to See Porn, Tale From Cutting Room Floor

4 months ago by Patricia Calhoun
Governor John Hickenlooper was back where it all began last night, signing copies of The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics, as fans flooded the Wynkoop Brewing Company. This is where Hickenlooper's public life began, at least. As the book he cowrote with Max Potter details — and...
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Literary Calendar: Three Book Events in Metro Denver January 25-31

8 months ago by Susan Froyd
It's a great week for book lovers in Denver. The American Booksellers Association is hosting its winter institute here, and while you'll have to hurry to hear Governor John Hickenlooper address the group and honor Tattered Cover owner Joyce Meskis, there are many other literary events to enjoy. You can...
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Tattered Cover's Highlands Ranch Location Moving to Aspen Grove

2 years ago by Show and Tell
First Aspen Grove snagged the area’s first Alamo Drafthouse. Now it’s getting the Tattered Cover, which will be packing up its Highlands Ranch store and moving to the outdoor shopping center off Santa Fe Drive in Littleton next month. “While we are grateful to have served the Highlands Ranch community...
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Tattered Cover Creates "Je Suis Charlie" Display and Conversation, Trying to Get Copies

2 years ago by Susanna Speier
Today three million copies of Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical weekly, hit the stands. And although this edition, the first to come out since terrorists killed twelve members of the magazine's staff, was snapped up fast in France this morning, the Tattered Cover hopes to make the issue available here...
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Bob Topp and his Hermitage Bookshop Keep Turning Pages — and Heads — in Cherry Creek

1 year ago by Adam Steininger
Bob Topp figured he’d save up for graduate school after buying All Books for a dirt-cheap cost in the early '70s. Renaming the store The Hermitage Bookshop, he thought he'd sell it at a profit after a few years. But instead, he's now been running the place for more than...
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BEST STORE IN CHERRY CREEK

Tattered Cover Book Store 2955 E. 1st Ave. 303-322-7727

You could write a book on what the Tattered Cover and its principled owner, Joyce Meskis, have meant not just to Denver, but to lovers of literature and free speech everywhere. That book begins in Cherry Creek North, where a pre-Meskis Tattered got its start in a little cubbyhole in...
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Words to Live By

4 years ago by Robin Edwards
The Lighthouse Writers Workshop is well known among local writers, but it has also become a stop for visiting authors, who give readings and teach classes on their way through town. Now, works by those authors will be available for sale at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop Community Book Fair. "Some...
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There's Lots to See at Union Station -- and "Winter Crossing" Could Soon Join the Lineup

2 years ago by Patricia Calhoun
The art at Union Station has been one of the surprise hits of the $54 million renovation project. The building holds more than 600 pieces of art, a collection so extensive that the Crawford Hotel, which fills the upper three floors, has both an electronic and a published guide to...
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Occupy Denver throws the book at the Tattered Cover over the urban-camping ban

3 years ago by Jonathan Shikes
They've targeted Snooze and the Palm, and now an Occupy Denver-supported coalition of protestors is going after the Tattered Cover Book Store because of the store's position on Denver's controversial ban on urban camping -- or, rather, because of the Tattered Cover's lack of a position on the subject. Last...

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