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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. We are in our third generation of operations, owned and managed by Tony and Catherine Weller. Our staff includes four generations of Wellers and a remarkable team of book lovers. Our bookstore sells new, used and rare books in a space built to surprise and delight you in historic Trolley Square.

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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679735694
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Published: Vintage - June 9th, 1992

Raymond Carver writes with a kind of stark tenderness about the connectedness and universality within his characters' own seemingly idiosyncratic, human struggles. Plainly written and powerfully felt touches on truth and love.

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The Darkness Around Us is Deep: Selected Poems of William Stafford Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060969165
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Published: Harper Perennial -

William Stafford, sometimes referred to as a mystical poet, explores the nature of light and shadows -- forces that train the spirit. His words have a gentle power and deep insight that suggest a kind of alchemy in language.

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The Painted Drum: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060515119
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 22nd, 2019

The Painted Drum is a rich and evocative story of one woman's challenge to reconcile relationships in and around her own heritage. Contemporary and mythical, this tale addresses tough realities, inviting spirit to rise to the occassion.