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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.


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Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781787131316
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - May 21st, 2019

This is the tale of a journey between three great cities –  Odessa,built on a dream by Catherine the Great, through Istanbul, the fulcrum balancing Europe and Asia and on to tough, stoic, lyrical Trabzon.


The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300217902
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Published: Yale University Press - March 26th, 2019

Named one of the 10 Best Books of 2019 by the New York Times Book Review
 
“Damrosch brings the Club’s redoubtable personalities — the brilliant minds, the jousting wits, the tender camaraderie — to vivid life…”The New York Times Book Review

In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds


Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781328972453
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 16th, 2019

"Andrews’ wonderful Down from the Mountain is deeply informed by personal experience and made all the stronger by his compassion and measured thoughts...


Gay Rights and the Mormon Church: Intended Actions, Unintended Consequences Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781607816638
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Published: University of Utah Press - April 19th, 2019

The Mormon Church entered the public square on LGBT issues by joining forces with traditional-marriage proponents in Hawaii in 1993.


Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324001270
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

The Comma Queen returns with a buoyant book about language, love, and the wine-dark sea.


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$30.00
ISBN: 9780394585826
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Published: Knopf - March 19th, 2019

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
THE NEW YORK TIMES • NPR • THE GUARDIAN


The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781501103902
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Published: Scribner - January 8th, 2019

From the award-winning author of American Canopy, a dazzling account of the world’s longest road, the Pan-American Highway, and the epic quest to link North and South America, a dramatic story of commerce, technology, politics, and the divergent fates of the Americas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Pan-American Highway, monument to a century&


Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316516037
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 5th, 2019

A transgender reporter's "powerful, profoundly moving"(New York Times Book Review) narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states, offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America.


Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-To-Table History of How Beef Changed America Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780691182315
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Published: Princeton University Press - May 7th, 2019

How beef conquered America and gave rise to the modern industrial food complex


Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393242140
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 4th, 2019

National Bestseller • New York Times “100 Notable Books of the Year” • NPR “Favorite Books of 2019” • Guardian “100 Best Books of the 21st Century” • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award

From the best-selling, award-winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet’s past and future.


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$25.00
ISBN: 9780525656340
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Published: Knopf - April 9th, 2019

“One of the great reporters of our time and probably the greatest biographer.” —The Sunday Times (London)

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson: an unprecedented gathering of vivid, candid, deeply moving recollections about his experiences researching and writing his acclaimed books.