But the CBF is hardly alone in great bookish pursuits as we bid farewell to February. Here’s a week of to-dos for your lit list.
Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 p.m
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Whether you’re an aspiring poet, an avid lover of the written word, or you just really love public speaking, Tattered Cover has just the thing for you. The last Tuesday of every month is Poetry Open Mic Night; sign-up starts at 6:30 p.m. and readings at 7. It all happens in the orchestra pit at the Colfax store, so wear a beret, dress in black, and get ready to snap instead of applaud. Metaphorically, at least.
Wednesday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.
1107 Pearl Street, Boulder
Kirkus chose Meredith Ann Fuller’s Quarry as one of the best indie fiction books of 2017, and from the first sentence, it’s easy to understand why. This stunning debut novel combines engaging and enthralling prose with photographic art to tell the story of a wounded girl in 1973 dealing with her father’s disappearance, and how the Finnish and Irish sides of her family come together, if only in story and haunting image.
Thursday, March 1, 6 p.m.
4280 Tennyson Street
Join BookBar for its first (and possibly the first anywhere) silent listening Audiobook Silent Disco party, where participants are invited to show up with a smartphone and a set of headphones and enjoy a book in blessedly silent literary communion with their fellow book-loving hermits-at-heart-who-also-want-to-be-social. In a partnership with Libro.fm, the book (Lisa See’s engaging Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane) is free, and so is the opportunity to tune out, listen up, and do some coloring while you enjoy a story and drink some tea. The only requirement is that you have the (also free!) Libro.fm app downloaded to your phone, tablet or laptop — and that you want to help break new ground in the area of joyous communal isolationism.