Why not turn a once beautiful theater into a hustling, happening Indie bookstore?
That’s exactly what happened to the old Bonfils/Lowenstein Theater in Denver. After closing in 1986 and sitting vacant for twenty years, Joyce Meskis, the owner of the Tattered Cover Book Store had a wonderful vision of the old theater as the new location for her fabulously successful Tattered Cover Book Store. (The TC has been in business since 1971.)
In June of 2006, the Tattered Cover Book Store opened for business in its new location and continues showcasing new and/or local authors, selling new and used books, and setting an example for just how well a little vision and creativity can create the ultimate recycled experience.
The old orchestra pit is now available for small group meetings or just to sit and enjoy perusing a good book!
This is the view looking up from the orchestra pit to what was the old stage.
The view above is looking the other way from the orchestra pit to the balcony.
I so admire people with the vision to create something new from something old that can be enjoyed and appreciated by many.
If you’re ever in Denver and want to enjoy a good cup of coffee and a fabulous collection of books, check out the Tattered Cover. It’s a bibliophile’s heaven on earth!
Be sure to enjoy a virtual tour of the Tattered Cover Book Store here to get an even better “show” of this ultimate recycling venture.
Spring house-cleaning, painting, carpet-cleaners coming tomorrow, furniture delivery on Thursday, car issues, an online class, and more friends than I can ever remember at one time wanting to meet for lunch, dinner, coffee…. and Easter is nearly here!
I need a clone!!!
Perhaps one of the lovely redheads in this group picture (in a store at Cherry Creek North) would be willing to help me out. 🙂