Collector's Book Salon: Strange Books

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.


We’re happy to answer your questions and help you select just the right book.

Since reading is a private activity and book collecting not much more social, book fetishists are often alone in their fascination. At least once annually we design a salon theme around a group event. It is customary for us to kick off the new season with a group event and 2020 will be no exception. For sympathetic glue we choose a theme and invite guests to bring a special valuable, collected, precious book to show and discuss with fellow guests. Like kindergarten show-and-tell, we take turns showing and telling about our special books. This is one of my favorite salons of the year because everyone becomes part of the conversation.

This month's theme for the Collectors’ Book Salon will be Strange Books. Is there a special book you own and fancy that is Strange? We want you to tell us about it. Join us for the Strange Book Salon on January, 31st, 2020 at 6:30 pm.

Event date: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102