Utah Local First!

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.

Why Buy from Locally Owned Businesses?

When you purchase goods from a locally owned business,
more of your money supports the community in which you
live and work. For every $100 you spend at one of our
local businesses, $68 will stay in Salt Lake City. What
happens when you spend that same $100 at a national chain?
Only $43 stays here. Also, spending locally instead of online
ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong
—right here in your community! The sales tax we collect from
you supports fire and police services, go to the Zoos, Arts
and Parks fund, assist transportation funding, and other services
that make our city liveable. We know that taxes get a bad name
in this day and age, but who are you going to call when your
house is on fire? Amazon?

Read more about the importance of locally owned businesses here.