Tattered Cover Is Now The Largest Black Owned Bookstore in The Country


Tattered Cover, Colorado’s largest bookstore chain, has been sold to local investors and is now the country’s largest Black owned bookstore.

Announced Wednesday morning via a press release, the sale moves all four Tattered Cover locations into the hands of Bended Page LLC., an investment group owned by Denver natives, Kwame Spearman and David Back.

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Kwame Spearman

Spearman will serve as CEO and major shareholder. “We want to preserve what we all love about The Tattered Cover and give it the necessary capital to beat COVID,” Spearman said in a recent interview.

The purchase of the 49-year-old independent bookstore was made for an undisclosed amount of money.


Tony O. Lawson

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  1. I just have a great love for books and knowledge. I spent half my life in books store and black books store are the bomb to me.

  2. I am so happy this store has survived. I remember taking my kids there when we lived in Denver and then visiting there after we moved away!

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