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

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Tony Weller Owner

Tony spent most of his childhood in the bookstore, influenced by books and the diverse staff who sold them. He started working at the bookstore in 1972, when he was ten years old. He worked from jobs such as sweeping and deliveries up through bookkeeping to management and the buying and selling of used and rare books. Today he manages the bookstore’s rare book department, buying estates and performing appraisals. He is former president of the Intermountain Booksellers Association and the Salt Lake Downtown Merchants Association. Tony held board positions on Salt Lake’s Downtown Alliance and Chamber of Commerce, the Salt Lake Vest Pocket Coalition and the Utah Health Policy Project. He is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. He has taught courses on book collecting at the University of Utah and speaks on numerous aspects of books to community groups. Influential Books include Silence by John Cage, Living My Life by Emma Goldman, Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan and anything by Alan Watts.