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Tattered Covers announces delayed opening of Colorado Springs location

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Jun 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-21 21:31:10-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Denver-based bookstore, Tattered Cover, was set to open its first location outside of the Denver Metro area in Colorado Springs on Tuesday but the opening has been delayed.

The store was set to open for business this morning at 10 am at 112 North Tejon Street, with eager crowds waiting outside, but staff members inside are still working to get over 60,000 books on the shelves.

“This opening feels very similar to the opening of Tattered Cover’s beloved LoDo location as both are in historic buildings in the heart of burgeoning downtown areas,” said Tattered Cover CEO Kwame Spearman. “Our goal is to be a community institution for Coloradans and this new location will offer the perfect setting to connect with the Colorado Springs community.”

The Colorado Springs location will host several community programs like children's storytime, in-store author events, community forums, fundraisers and much more.

"It's really important to support our independent bookstores. The Tattered Cover has its own culture and it's part of Colorado," said Ann Haehn.

Ann Haehn drove down from Denver to be at the opening and although she is sad about the delay, she says she will return to give them support.

Store officials hope to have the new location ready to open in the next few days.

This location will be Tattered Cover's second-largest store after its Colfax location in Denver.

The store will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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