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Salt Lake City, UT
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Jul 3 Tue
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Dan Wells - The Hollow City +info

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  • Date:Tuesday, July 3, 2012
    Time:7:00 PM
  • Location:
    Weller Book Works
  • Address:
    665 E 600 S
    Trolley Square
    Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Michael Shipman is paranoid schizophrenic; he suffers from hallucinations, delusions, and complex fantasies of persecution and horror. That’s bad enough. But what can he do if some of the monsters he sees turn out to be real?

Who can you trust if you can't even trust yourself? The Hollow City is a mesmerizing journey into madness, where the greatest enemy of all is your own mind.

Jul 11 Wed

Lit Knit +info

  • Date:Wednesday, July 11, 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.

Jul 25 Wed

Lit Knit +info

  • Date:Wednesday, July 25, 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.

Jul 27 Fri

Collector's Book Salon +info

  • Date:Friday, July 27, 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.

Jul 28 Sat
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Jennifer Griffith - Big in Japan +info

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  • Date:Saturday, July 28, 2012
    Time:6:00 PM
  • Location:
    Weller Book Works
  • Address:
    665 E 600 S
    Trolley Square
    Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Buck Cooper is Texan, obese, and invisible to his colleagues. And to the voluptuous Allison Turner, the girl of his dreams, he is way below par. Buck's entire life is about fitting in, a feat he's been struggling to achieve but has never succeeded. Until serendipity lands him in Japan. Right in the middle of a sumo match.

As his life takes a new turn in a country where being big can mean fame and fortune, Buck must embark on the most dangerous, yet adventurous ride of his life—to find the ultimate meaning of love and acceptance. Even if it means risking his life and giving up everything he has.

Big in Japan is a novel that takes the reader into the heart of sumo in Japan. Using humor in her narrative, Griffith seamlessly juxtaposes the human drama behind Japan's national sport with one man's pursuit of love and acceptance.

Jennifer Griffith grew up in Idaho and learned to speak Japanese while she lived in Japan for a year and a half during college. She earned a degree in writing and has worked for the U.S. Congress. She writes a column for her local newspaper and blogs about writing and candy. At 5'1" Griffith is far too short to ever consider sumo wrestling. Big in Japan is her fourth novel.