November 29, 2021

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Tattered Cover Celebrating Fiftieth Anniversary With Launch of History

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What a long, strange, bookish trip it’s been. The Tattered Cover will celebrate its golden anniversary on Thursday, October 28; the event is a fiftieth-birthday party of sorts, but also marks the debut of author Mark A. Barnhouse’s newest book, Tattered Cover Book Store: A Storied History.

In 1971, the Tattered Cover opened its door — a dutch door, Barnhouse’s book recalls, with the top half usually open on warmer afternoons to let the breeze mingle with the books. The store was on East Second Avenue between Detroit and Fillmore streets and took up less than 1,000 square feet. Stephen Cogil founded the store, and sold it just three years later to Joyce Meskis, who helped usher the independent bookstore into ever-larger spaces over the years in terms of both physical real estate…

Teague Bohlen

2021-10-25 06:56:00

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