Tattered Cover was established in Denver's Cherry Creek district in 1971 and now spans three locations. Customers can find both new and used books or just snuggle up in a corner with something new to read. Though it's a self-proclaimed "indie bookstore," Tattered Cover is kind of a big deal. The store's website describes Tattered Cover as "a Denver institution, a literary landmark, a community gathering place, and an experience you can't download." Notable visitors include J.K. Rowling, Hunter S. Thompson, Julia Child and no fewer than three U.S. presidents.