Denver library patrons place more than 500 holds for new “Fire and Fury” book

Denver readers, like their counterparts throughout the nation, really want to get their hands on this new book.

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Donald Trump at the Western Conservative Conference 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Donald Trump at the Western Conservative Conference 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver readers, like their counterparts throughout the nation, really want to get their hands on a new book about alleged chaos in the Oval Office during the first nine months of Donald Trump’s presidency.

Author Michael Wolff rushed Friday to get out “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” after Trump threatened legal action and demanded that Wolff and his publisher “immediately cease and desist” from publication. As of Saturday afternoon, 588 people put the book on hold at the Denver Public Library and copies were flying off the shelves at bookstores in the area.

DPL has not yet made available any of its 63 copies of “Fire and Fury”.  The library also plans to make the book available by CD and e-book, according to its website.

Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store owner, Len Vlahos, told CBS 4 on Friday that demand was unlike any he’s seen for a political tell-all. The Denver shop quickly sold out of copies.

President Trump repeatedly denounced what he called a “phony book” and criticized Wolf as former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, for spreading lies.

Despite, or maybe partially because, the attention from the president, “Fire and Fury” is No. 1 on the Amazon Best Sellers list.

What people in and around Denver are saying:

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Business & data reporter Adrian D. Garcia can be reached via email at agarcia@denverite.com or twitter.com/adriandgarcia.

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