Tattered Cover Bookstore to Relocate

If you're a booklover who's been to Denver, you probably have visited the wonderful Tattered Cover Bookstore. But not even the most popular independent bookstore is exempt from the trend towards megastores and online buying. The Tattered Cover Book Store is moving its flagship store in the Cherry Creek section of Denver to space in the Lowenstein Theater, an old stage theater on East Colfax that has been unused for many years and is being renovated.

In a statement, owner Joyce Meskis said, "The Tattered Cover will be creating a unique store in this wonderful project. While the Tattered Cover has cherished our remarkable 34 years in the Cherry Creek area, recent years have seen a significant decline in business accompanied by increased costs, necessitating our difficult decision to move the store when the lease expires."

Meskis told the Rocky Mountain News that she would like to keep a satellite store in the Cherry Creek section.

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Sad day indeed

The Tattered Cover is one of my "must visit"s when I go to Denver. I got a gift certificate for the store once and must have stayed there for 5 hours choosing the books. I'm sure they will do their best to make the new store as welcoming but I'll still miss this one.

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