Collectors Book Salon: Mark Edlund
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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Book-lovers and collectors meet at Weller Book Works Collectors' Book Salons on the last Friday of each month, January through October. Serious and frivolous bibliophiles meet in our Rare Book Department for friendship conversation, edification and bibliolust. We start at 6:30 pm and at 7:15, an invited bibliophile leads the Collectors' Chat about a topic of her or his particular knowledge and passion. And at each salon there is also a special deal on rare books.
The Collector’s Chat in our July Collectors’ Book Salon will feature Mark J. Edlund, Doctor of Psychiatry. In 2015 Mark spoke to our guests about uncommon bibliographies regarding the Mormon Church and the West, and showed us some of his collection of association copies of books pertaining to Mormon and Western Americana. We are happy that he has agreed to return for another chat, Bedrock Western Americana: The Arthur H Clark Company and the Lakeside Classics. Few publishers of Western history have reputations and catalogs as impressive as Clark and Lakeside. For over a century Arthur H. Clark has laid wide fields of first-hand source documents before the eyes of readers. Alternately, the Lakeside Press has reprinted important Americana in high quality diminutive “handy” editions. Both companies have high production values. When I encounter a book published by either, i know it will be worthy content in a good package. Join us and Mark Edlund on July 27th.