607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT
801.328.2586
Mon - Sat Mon - Thurs: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm; Fri - Sat: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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about us

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About us

Weller Book Works was founded as Zion Bookstore over 80 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 Catherine and Tony Weller. Our bookstore sells new, used and rare books in a space built to surprise and delight you in historic Trolley Square.
You can find Weller Book Works just off the 600 S. entrance to Trolley Square or you can search our inventory on abebooks.com. Our inventory will be on this site soon. Either way, we’re delighted to answer your questions and help you select just the right book.

history timeline

In 1925, Gustav and Margaret Weller, Mormon converts, emigrated from Germany to Salt Lake City with their five children. Not long after, Gus opened the Salt Lake Bedding, Furniture & Radio shop at 14 East 1st South where he sold mostly second hand furniture. One day he bought a large collection of used Mormon books. Shortly thereafter, in 1929, his shop became Zion's Bookstore. The small store sold mainly second hand books about the Latter Day Saints. The family then had seven children and little money. John and Sam, the two oldest sons, helped their father in the bookstore. In 1932, the Bookstore moved a few doors to 28 East 1st South, a location large enough to enable a larger inventory with new books, including non-Mormon titles.

  • Early Days: Weller family, Zion’s Bookstore
  • Early Days: Weller family, Zion’s Bookstore
  • Early Days: Weller family, Zion’s Bookstore
  • The Way Years
  • Post-War Years on 2nd South and Lila Weller
  • Post-War Years on 2nd South and Lila Weller
  • Post-War Years on 2nd South and Lila Weller
  • Post-War Years on 2nd South and Lila Weller
  • Main Street
  • Main Street
  • Main Street
  • Main Street
  • Main Street
  • Main Street
  • Main Street
  • Main Street
  • Anti-Trust Battles
  • Sam & Lila’s Retirement
  • Sam & Lila’s Retirement
  • The Present and Our Future
  • The Present and Our Future

Early Days: Weller family, Zion’s Bookstore
1925-1939
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