Collector's Book Salon: Michael Stewart

"On August 31, Michael Stewart will conduct the Collector’s Chat. Michael is one of the most thoughtful and delicate handlers of books I know. When he volunteered to help us move in 2011, I appointed him to the Rare Book Department knowing he’d pack perfectly without supervision. I loved his 2014 Collector’s Chat about great essayists. Knowing how careful he is with books makes his teaser about the August Salon especially intriguing and provocative. He wrote: “Towards compiling a chrestomathy of the English Language for the Ages – or – the fine art of marring a book; being a fist-full of books penciled, penned and dog-eared, containing passages that one would not wrongly let die – and, incidentally of the genius of insanity and the imbecile idiot rivalry.” Yes, that. Maybe you can interpret it. Maybe Michael is taunting my analytical Dada mind. Thank you, Michael, I need help with that. Join us and find out on August 31st."

-Tony Weller

Meet book collectors and unique thinkers at Weller Book Works Collectors’ Book Salon. Glasses are filled and socializing begins at 6:30. Collector’s Chats begin at 7:15.


Event date: 
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102