The Book Spotter

What people are reading on the streets (and on the buses and trains, in the cafes and restaurants, etc.) of Denver
The King’s Marauder, by Dewey Lambdin. Hardcover, library copy. The Man in Brown. Wednesday morning. H line.

The King’s Marauder, by Dewey Lambdin. Hardcover, library copy. The Man in Brown. Wednesday morning. H line.

Of Love and Shadows, by Isabel Allende. Paperback, library copy. F, 30s, jean jacket, chewing gum, fiddling with phone. Book on seat, then held in front of face while she looked around the train, then finally gave up and stared out the window. Wednesday morning. D line.

Of Love and Shadows, by Isabel Allende. Paperback, library copy. F, 30s, jean jacket, chewing gum, fiddling with phone. Book on seat, then held in front of face while she looked around the train, then finally gave up and stared out the window. Wednesday morning. D line.

The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand. Mass market paperback. M, 30s, spiky hair, beard, North Face jacket, Adidas bag, loafers. Tuesday morning. F line.

The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand. Mass market paperback. M, 30s, spiky hair, beard, North Face jacket, Adidas bag, loafers. Tuesday morning. F line.

Hot Mahogany, by Stuart Woods. Mass market paperback. F, 30s, gray wool coat, gray Coach purse. Tuesday morning. D line.

Hot Mahogany, by Stuart Woods. Mass market paperback. F, 30s, gray wool coat, gray Coach purse. Tuesday morning. D line.

The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway. Mass market paperback. M, 50s, travel mug, blue tie, knit pullover. Monday morning. D line.

The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway. Mass market paperback. M, 50s, travel mug, blue tie, knit pullover. Monday morning. D line.

The City of Falling Angels, by John Berendt. Hardcover. F, 50s, pearl earrings, pnk jacket, mostly just looking around with book open on lap. Friday evening. D line.

The City of Falling Angels, by John Berendt. Hardcover. F, 50s, pearl earrings, pnk jacket, mostly just looking around with book open on lap. Friday evening. D line.

What’s It All About? by Julian Baggini. Paperback, heavily highlighted. F, 40s, glasses, striped socks, clogs. Friday evening. D line.

What’s It All About? by Julian Baggini. Paperback, heavily highlighted. F, 40s, glasses, striped socks, clogs. Friday evening. D line.

The Second Machine Age, by Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee. Hardcover, library copy. M, 30s, backpack, work boots, pea coat and hoodie. Friday evening. D line.

The Second Machine Age, by Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee. Hardcover, library copy. M, 30s, backpack, work boots, pea coat and hoodie. Friday evening. D line.

The Sword-Edged Blonde, by Alex Bledsoe. Hardcover, library copy. The Man in Brown. H line. Thursday morning.

The Sword-Edged Blonde, by Alex Bledsoe. Hardcover, library copy. The Man in Brown. H line. Thursday morning.

Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer. Paperback. F, 20s, black glasses, Spider-Man backpack, shoes covered in mag chloride (the stuff they put on the roads to melt ice here). Thursday morning. D line.

Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer. Paperback. F, 20s, black glasses, Spider-Man backpack, shoes covered in mag chloride (the stuff they put on the roads to melt ice here). Thursday morning. D line.

First Things First, by Stephen R. Covey, et al. Paperback. M, 50s, canvas jacket, corduroys, fleece cap. Wednesday morning. D line.

First Things First, by Stephen R. Covey, et al. Paperback. M, 50s, canvas jacket, corduroys, fleece cap. Wednesday morning. D line.

The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy, by David E. Hoffman. Hardcover. M, 40s, walking and talking on phone, book tucked under arm. Colfax at Auraria Station, Tuesday evening.

The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy, by David E. Hoffman. Hardcover. M, 40s, walking and talking on phone, book tucked under arm. Colfax at Auraria Station, Tuesday evening.

Then We Came to the End, by Joshua Ferris. Paperback. F, 50s, pink coat, two purses, reading glasses at end of nose. F line, Tuesday morning.

Then We Came to the End, by Joshua Ferris. Paperback. F, 50s, pink coat, two purses, reading glasses at end of nose. F line, Tuesday morning.

Covert Warriors, by W.E.B. Griffin. Hardcover. M, 20s, striped shirt, brown loafers, platinum wedding band, carrying nothing but the book on his commute. D line, Tuesday morning. 

Covert Warriors, by W.E.B. Griffin. Hardcover. M, 20s, striped shirt, brown loafers, platinum wedding band, carrying nothing but the book on his commute. D line, Tuesday morning.