Tattered Cover is like any great independent bookstore, it’s large but not overwhelming. It’s well-organized and comfortable, as if you’re lounging in an old friend’s living room. Laid out over two floors, this bookworms dream has everything from an extensive periodical and book collection, knickknacks, coffee, and a non-pretentious knowledgeable staff. Tattered Cover has more character than all of those big box monster bookstore retailers combined. Best of all, they don't play music.