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August 25, 2008


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Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)

I would also recommend the celestial seasonings factory, Coors brewery, and visiting boulder if you have a car.

Also in downtown denver, people should check out this great piano bar: Sing Sing on 19th street


I grew up going to the Tattered Cover. I took ballet lessons down the street and remember sitting on the floor reading in the tiny original store. We still make it the last stop on our whirlwind Christmas Eve shopping sprees. The store used to offer champagne on Dec. 24, but, because of some legal ramifications of serving alcohol in a retail setting, it now offers sparkling cider. Make sure to check out the discount section--many good bargains await! Also, any book lover should check the Denver Public Library's main branch. The interior makes you want to sit there and read forever.


We just completed our Denver vacation and I spent much of it at the Tattered Cover in LoDo. I posted about it on my blog if you feel like taking a look.


Vacationing in Denver last month, I was in the Tattered Cover's LoDo store, looking for a rather obscure, $40 book. An employee who noticed my puzzled expression said she'd help me track it down. It wasn't on the shelf so she offered a next-day transfer from another store. When I said I was leaving Denver, she suggested, "Would you like me to call Barnes & Noble for you?"
I got a flashback to "Miracle of 34th Street" -- the scene where Macy's new store Santa starts sending customers to Gimbels. Outrageous! But it certainly made me a Tattered Cover fan.
The Tattered Cover also has a place on the Baltimore Sun's book blog, where there is a list of readers' favorite U.S. bookstores. The link is:

Book Club Girl

Kate, you make me think of Beverly Cleary's Ellen Tebbits with that story. I have this great image of you in your leotard. ;)

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