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Authors Borneman, Gulliford and Johnson to visit Tattered Cover this weekend

Walter Borneman, author of American Spring, will be reading from and signing his book on Friday evening.
Walter Borneman, author of American Spring, will be reading from and signing his book on Friday evening.
Little, Brown & Co.

This weekend the Tattered Cover is hosting a trio of author appearances. Don't let the ongoing construction on Highway 36 scare you away from the commute. These exciting events will be worth the drive not only for their own sake, but also as a great excuse to visit Denver's most well-known and author-visited family of independent bookstores. Here are the details:

Walter Borneman - American Spring
Friday, May 30, 7:00 p.m. at the Colfax location

Borneman is a Colorado historian and author of eight bestselling nonfiction works. He'll be reading from, signing, and discussing his most recent release, American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution.

Focusing on the colorful heroes John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry, and the ordinary Americans caught up in the revolution, American Spring tells the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged our nation.

Rocky Mountain Land Series with Andrew Gulliford - Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology
Saturday, May 31, 2:00 p.m. at the LoDo location

Gulliford makes his home in Durango, where he is a professor of history at Fort Lewis College. He is the editor of a brand-new collection of essays called Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology.

Advocating an outdoor ethic based on curiosity, cooperation, humility, and ecological literacy, this essay collection features selections by renowned southwestern writers including Terry Tempest Williams, Edward Abbey, Craig Childs, and Barbara Kingsolver, as well as scholars, experienced guides, and river rats.

Craig Johnson - Any Other Name
Sunday, June 1, 3:00 p.m. at the Colfax location

Johnson is the author of the mystery novels starring Sheriff Walt Longmire. These books have been adapted into an A&E television series now entering its second season. Johnson will be reading from and signing his latest Longmire offering, Any Other Name.

As Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent, his former boss asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county—the apparent suicide of another sheriff. Walt soon learns that the by-the-book detective might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women, and digging deeper, he uncovers an incriminating secret so dark that it threatens to claim other lives even before the sheriff can serve justice.

Tattered Cover has been with us since 1971, when its first location opened in Cherry Creek North. That location remained until June 2006, when it was moved into a renovated theater on Colfax Avenue east of downtown. The LoDo location on Wynkoop near Union Station opened in October 1994. Ten years later, the Highlands Ranch location opened its doors. Tattered Cover celebrated its 40th birthday in 2011. This year, it opened its first satellite stores in Denver International Airport and will open another at the newly renovated Union Station in July.