Why You Need to Visit the Tattered Cover Book Store

Calling all literary scholars! When you stay with us at Castle Marne, you’ll be close to all the action of Capitol Hill and easy access to other districts in Denver. One of our favorite retail stores is the Tattered Cover Book Store. Whether you are a lover of literature or just want to explore an area icon, a visit to this eclectic shop will make a great addition to your getaway!

Before experiencing everything the Mile High City has to offer, request a copy of our free Vacation Guide! You’ll find our recommendations for unique shops like the Tattered Cover Book Store, delightful eateries, and romantic getaways. Our guide also features the stunning accommodations and wonderful amenities at Castle Marne!

What You’ll Experience at the Tattered Cover Book Store

This Denver landmark features locations across our city including the districts of Union Station and Capitol Hill. Read over our local insights and find out everything you’ll need to know about the Tattered Cover Book Store!

The History of This Establishment

One of the largest indie book shops, the Tattered Cover Book Store continues to pride itself on being an “experience you can’t download” since 1971. This delightful reader’s paradise opened its door in Cherry Creek North and quickly grew to popularity over the decades with both locals and visitors alike. Then, Joyce Meskis expanded her beloved shop to other several districts across Denver. Since 2015, a new location opened in the Aspen Grove neighborhood in Littleton, CO. When you walk into any of these shops, you’re sure to have a delightful time!

What You’ll See

When you stay at Castle Marne, you’ll be a short 9-minute walk to the Tattered Cover Book Store on Colfax Avenue in the historic Capitol Hill district. When you approach the front door, you’ll notice its historic facade. In fact, the shop is housed in the beautifully restored Morey Mercantile Building. This two-story literary haven showcases a gorgeous collection of new and used works by nationally acclaimed writers and up-and-coming authors. After you browse the selection, curl up by the warm glow of the fireplace on the comfortable furniture or enjoy your book in the quaint cafe.

Events at the Store

When you step into this independent selling bookshop, you’re sure to find something happening. In addition to the books and the cafe, the Tattered Cover Book Store hosts a variety of events throughout the year. These LIVE author showcases feature hundreds of literary and artistic talent as well as prominent public figures. Whether you are coming in town to see your favorite author or experiencing something different, you’ll be delighted by the inviting atmosphere!

Castle Marne Is Your Denver Destination!

After you purchase your book or attend an event at the Tattered Cover Book Store, head back to your luxurious accommodation at Castle Marne. Our historic bed and breakfast offers easy access to area attractions and features a gorgeous selection of relaxing retreats. We invite you to browse our accommodations and reserve the ideal one for your getaway.

As you search our rooms, consider booking our romantic Van Cise Room! This beautifully decorated hideaway boasts restored hardwood floors, a California King-sized bed, and an antique desk, the perfect spot to open your new book. After you daily adventures, unwind in the spa oasis complete with a vintage claw foot tub and plush bathrobes. If you want a little more alone time with your beloved this year, take a dip in the hot tub on your private balcony.

Plan your next Colorado getaway with us at Castle Marne!