Altaira writes: The Misty Mountains Smial, the Denver, Colorado Tolkien Society group, invites you to join us to celebrate Tolkien Reading Day! On Saturday, March 25 th , people all around the world will gather to read their favorite passages from Tolkien’s works. March 25th is the day the Ring of Power was destroyed and Sauron was defeated:

“It is a date of renewal: the change from the Third Age to the Fourth, the change from fear and oppression to new hope.” – Tolkien Society website

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Tattered Cover Book Store, Cherry Creek (1st & Milwaukee, just north of the Cherry Creek Mall) – Lower Level Event Space.

Cost: Free

  • Bring your favorite Tolkien passage to read
  • Excerpts from the audio CDs of J.R.R. Tolkien reading his own works
  • Excerpts from the audio CDs of The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings
  • Selected readings from “The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien”
  • Lean about the Tolkien Society

The Tattered Cover will display many books and other items to add to your Tolkien and fantasy collection, including some of the newest Tolkien items (yes, there are new books)!

Please stop by any time between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Children welcome!

Food and beverages are available at the Tattered Cover’s full service café. At 4:00 p.m. we will adjourn to the Fourth Story Restaurant and Bar for snacks and a toast to professor Tolkien.