About Weller Book Works

Thank you for visiting us online. Weller Book Works was founded as Zion Bookstore nearly 90 years ago. Over the years we’ve been known as Sam Weller’s Books and Sam Weller’s Zion Bookstore, but we re-branded in the mid-2000s to reflect our future. We are in our third generation of operations, owned and managed by Tony and Catherine Weller. Our staff includes three generations of Wellers and a remarkable team of book lovers. Our store sells new, used, and rare books in a space built to surprise and delight you.

Weller's Bookseller Holden Rasmussen Named a Fulbright Alternate

Holden Rasmussen has a mission to help everyday people understand the tools of philosophy.

“I want to push back against the idea that one has to be in academia to understand philosophy because it’s so entangled in our everyday lives.” He explained his broad definition of a philosopher as a ‘conceptual engineer,’ one who works with concepts that are old and need re-tooling. “People use these techniques every day. If you are working with concepts, you are engaging with philosophy.”

Bestsellers at Weller's

Ever wonder what smart readers like you are buying at Weller Book Works? Our Bestsellers lists show what discriminating readers are buying most from our store.

PBS series The Great American Read

We at Weller Book Works are delighted to offer selections from the 100 Great American Reads list, compiled from a national survey, which will be the subject of a new PBS series premiering in September. Viewers will vote on their favorites, and at the end of the series, PBS will announce the #1 Great American Read. Will you vote for your favorite?

Stop by our store for a checklist (how many have you read?), free bookmarks, and "I voted" pins, and to browse our selection of new and gently used titles from the list. Some of the selections may surprise you. Some may become your new summer reads. All of them are available right here, right now on this website. Join us for this literary summer fun.




Online Giving

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Know someone who can't make it to Weller Book Works in person? Give them the gift of online purchasing. Armed with an online-only gift code, your lucky recipient can shop our website to his or her heart's content.

Redeemable online only. Gift codes cannot be used to purchase Kobo e-books or e-readers.


Well of Ascension Leatherbound Signed and Numbered

Available Now!

Dragonsteel's leatherbound limited edition of Well of Ascension
is signed and numbered by Brandon. This custom edition features
illustrated end pages and a ribbon marker. $100