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Jun 2 Sat

Charlotte Bell - Yoga for Meditators +info

  • Date:Saturday, June 2, 2012
    Time:6:00 PM
  • Location:
    Weller Book Works
  • Address:
    665 E 600 S
    Trolley Square
    Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Jun 13 Wed

Lit Knit +info

  • Date:Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    Time:6:00 PM
  • Location:
    Weller Book Works Meeting Room
  • Address:
    665 E 600 S
    Trolley Square
    Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Join us for an evening of conversation and crafting on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month.

Jun 26 Tue
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The Truck Food Cookbook +info

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  • Date:Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    Time:11:30 AM
  • Location:
    Trolley Square South Parking Lot
  • Address:
    665 E 600 S
    Trolley Square
    Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Come get lunch at the Chow Truck, Better Burger truck and the Bento Truck and pick up a signed copy of John T. Edge's The Truck Food Cookbook.

It’s the best of street food: bold, delicious, surprising, over-the-top goodness to eat on the run. And the best part is now you can make it at home. Obsessively researched by food authority John T. Edge, The Truck Food Cookbook delivers 150 recipes from America’s best restaurants on wheels, from L.A. and New York to the truck food scenes in Portland, Austin, Minneapolis, and more. John T. Edge shares the recipes, special tips, and techniques. And what a menu-board: Tamarind-Glazed Fried Chicken Drummettes. Kalbi Beef Sliders. Porchetta. The lily-gilding Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger. A whole chapter’s worth of tacos—Mexican, Korean, Chinese fusion. Plus sweets, from Sweet Potato Cupcakes to an easy-to-make Cheater Soft-Serve Ice Cream. Hundreds of full-color photographs capture the lively street food gestalt and its hip and funky aesthetic, making this both an insider’s cookbook and a document of the hottest trend in American food.

Jun 27 Wed

Lit Knit +info

  • Date:Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Time:6:00 PM
  • Location:
    Weller Book Works Meeting Room
  • Address:
    665 E 600 S
    Trolley Square
    Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Join us for an evening of conversation and crafting on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month.

Jun 29 Fri
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Roy Webb - Lost Canyons of the Green River +info

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  • Date:Friday, June 29, 2012
    Time:6:30 PM
  • Location:
    Weller Book Works
  • Address:
    665 E 600 S
    Trolley Square
    Salt Lake City, UT 84102

After more than 50 years of plans to dam the Green River, it finally happened in 1963 as part of the Colorado River Storage Project. Today many people enjoy boating and fishing on the resultant Flaming Gorge Reservoir, but few know about what lies under the water. Compared to Glen Canyon, Flaming Gorge has received little attention. In Lost Canyons of the Green River, Roy Webb takes the reader back in time to discover what lay along this section of the Green River before the Flaming Gorge Dam was built, and provides a historical account of this section of the Colorado River system.

A historian and a lifetime lover of rivers, Webb has spent decades exploring the region, digging into archives, and running the length of the Green River. The book chronicles the history that is most closely linked to the river and its bottomlands, sharing the stories of those who traveled the Green through Flaming Gorge and the other canyons now flooded by the reservoir, as well as those who lived, trapped, farmed, or ranched along its banks. In depicting the river of the past, Webb considers his book “a guidebook for a river you can no longer run.”

Roy Webb is the multimedia archivist for Special Collections at the J. Willard Marriott Library at The University of Utah. He has been running rivers since 1976 and has written scores of publications on river history, including If We Had a Boat: Green River Explorers, Adventurers, and Runners.

Jun 29 Fri

Collector's Book Salon +info

  • Date:Friday, June 29, 2012
    Time:6:30 PM
  • Location:
    Weller Book Works Rare Book Department
  • Address:
    665 E 600 S
    Trolley Square
    Salt Lake City, UT 84102

  • Interesting People
  • Diverse, lively conversations
  • Rare, beautiful and valuable books
  • Drinks and finger food
  • Rare book deals and...
  • Smart fun.

In the spirit of a mostly bygone era, the Collectors Book Salon is meant to foster conversation, friendship and discourse among book collectors in our area. WBW will provide hors d’oeuvres and beverages and make available special deals for collectors in attendance. Tony Weller will make a brief bibliophilic presentation at 7:30 during the June 29th Salon.

Besides the books themselves, the most notable pleasure of working with rare books is meeting and conversing with persons who read and collect them. Book people are among the brightest, most creative and open-minded persons anywhere. As Tony often says, “ideas fly around this bookstore like dust.”

It is our plan to bring the bright, diverse, unique, thoughtful persons of this very old cultural avocation together for spirited conversation and mutual enjoyment. Persons with interest in rare book collecting who may not have yet built collections are encouraged to attend the salon where opportunities to understand the passions of other collectors will be abundant. Guests may come and go at any time during the affair.

Fridays, June 29 and July 27, from 6:30 until 9:00pm in Weller Book Works at Trolley Square in the Rare Book room.

For more information, please contact Tony Weller or Joan Nay at 801-328-2586 or by email to joan@wellerbookworks.com.

Jun 30 Sat
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Erin Ann Thomas +info

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  • Date:Saturday, June 30, 2012
    Time:7:00 PM
  • Location:
    Weller Book Works
  • Address:
    665 E 600 S
    Trolley Square
    Salt Lake City, UT 84102

In Coal in Our Veins, Erin Ann Thomas employs historical research, autobiography, and journalism to intertwine the history of coal, her ancestors' lives mining coal, and the societal and environmental impacts of the United States' dependency on coal as an energy source. In the first part of her book, she visits Wales, native ground of British coal mining and of her emigrant ancestors. The Thomases' move to the coal region of Utah—where they witnessed the Winter Quarters and Castle Gate mine explosions, two of the worst mining disasters in American history—and the history of coal development in Utah form the second part.

Then Thomas investigates coal mining and communities in West Virginia, near her East Coast home, looking at the Sago Mine collapse and more widespread impacts of mining, including population displacement, mountain top removal, coal dust dispersal, and stream pollution, flooding, and decimation. The book's final part moves from Washington D.C.—and an examination of coal, CO2, and national energy policy—back to Utah, for a tour of a coal mine, and a consideration of the Crandall Canyon mine cave-in, back to Wales and the closing of the oldest operating deep mine in the world and then to a look at energy alternatives, especially wind power, in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

"The United States depends on coal-burning electric plants for 50 percent of the nation's power," writes Erin Thomas. "I cannot turn on the dishwasher, watch a movie, or write these words without thinking of coal. And, conscious of this coal, I must think of the blood in my veins, because from the beginning of coal—this history of our energy—my ancestors pulled it from the earth with picks and with their hands."

Coal is implicated in the simplest modern gesture—turning on a light switch—and Thomas finds a depth of history in this gesture. Welsh miners, the Sago disaster of 2006, the Castle Gate explosion of 1924, Washington bureaucracy, and industry complacency, all these play a role as her story unfolds. And behind it all, Thomas reminds us, is the light switch.

In a journey of discovery that takes her from Wales to West Virginia, from Washington to Carbon County, Utah, Erin Thomas explores the meaning of coal. She writes with a journalist's determination and a memoirist's eye for detail, weaving a narrative of the twin destinies of coal and her family.

Erin Ann Thomas grew up in Orem, Utah and received a B.A. in Fine Art and a Master’s Certificate in TESOL at Brigham Young University. After graduation, she moved to Northern Virginia where she received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at George Mason University in 2008. While pursuing this degree, she taught ESL at Carlos Rosario Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. She later taught ESL, English, and Creative Writing at Northern Virginia Community College until accepting a position at IBM as a technical editor. After eight years of living on the East Coast, Erin decided to return to the West and currently lives in Palo Alto, California.