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The Best Bookshops in Denver, Colorado

The Best Bookshops in Denver, Colorado

Picture of Lauren Gruber
Updated: 9 February 2017
Denver, the creative capital of Colorado is scattered with independent bookstores catering for cultural crowds, inquisitive students, casual readers and hardcore literature lovers. Read ahead for our guide to the best bookshops in Denver, as we explore the shops offering the best page-turners and warmest atmospheres in the city.

The Tattered Cover

The Tattered Cover is an iconic, highly-praised bookshop chain of the city, boasting four popular locations in the area. The store sells mainly new titles, but book aficionados can find some new releases here along with a variety of genres and a large collection of writers. A café here serves fresh bagels and sweet treats along with Tattered Cover Blend coffee and freshly brewed tea from Vail Mountain Roasters. The large seating area with comfy chairs creates a great space in which to recline and relax with a good read.

Address and Telephone: The Tattered Cover, 1628 16th St Denver, CO 80202 303-436-1070


The concept of mixing a bookstore with wine just might be genius, and is an idea Book Bar executes very successfully. This is an independent bookstore, located in the Tennyson Street art district, offering avid readers a wine bar and culinary treats to accompany their novels. It’s a top spot in which to sip on a glass of wine whilst enjoying a bestseller, and a great place to meet with friends for a group book discussion. Literary events are often hosted here, and there is a children’s room, middle grade area and young adult section to cater for the specific needs of individuals. Customers can also find daily happy hours, such as the Monday-Friday $2 off all wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres deal from 4pm-6pm.

Addres and Telephone: BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St Denver, CO 80212 720-443-2227

Printed Page Bookshop