Love Letters to Authors








Here at the Tattered Cover, every day is a love affair with authors and stories of every genre, and in honor of that, we are dedicating the month of February to the authors we love. 

Throughout the month we will be sharing letters written by our staff and booksellers to express their respect, adoration and affection for the writers who have lifted them up, inspired them, and propelled them down the path to becoming the wonderful and passionate bibliophiles they are today. 

These letters just scratch the surface of the breadth and depth of our love the books on our shelves and the people who pen them, but we hope you will enjoy this small sampling of our love. 

Authors, this February is for you.

Love Letters to Authors from 2019

Love Letter to Malcolm Gladwell

Love Letter to Patrick Rothfuss

Love Letter to Gerard Way

Love Letter to Jeff VanderMeer

Love Letter to Alison Weir

Love Letter to Mary Pipher

Love Letter to Amber Tamblyn

Love Letter to Han Kang


Love Letters to Authors from 2018

Love Letter to Helene Wecker

Love Letter to Sarah Dessen

Love Letter to Jack Kerouac

Love Letter to Christine Carbo

Love Letter to Anne Lamott

Love Letter to Elena Ferrante

Love Letter to Louise Penny

Love Letter to Min Jin Lee


Love Letters to Authors from 2017

Love Letter to Jeff Zentner

Love Letter to Agatha Christie

Love Letter to Hunter S. Thompson

Love Letter to Richard Adams

Love Letter to Vladimir Nabokov

Love Letter to Ray Bradbury

Love Letter to Sarah J. Maas

Love Letter to Gary Reilly

Love Letter to Ernest Hemingway