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Salt Lake City, 84102
801-328-2586 www.wellerbookworks.com

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September 2018
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Free Play Reading: FOOL FOR LOVE, by Sam Shepard

September 24 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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It's the next in our Free Play Reading Series: Fool for Love, by Sam Shepard. Through searing truth and dark humor, Fool for Love shows the story of two people who just can't live without each other whether they like it or not. May is hiding out at an old motel in the Mojave Desert. Eddie, an old flame and childhood friend, finds her there and threatens to drag her back into the life from which she had fled. Reality…

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Jason Heller in conversation on STRANGE STARS: DAVID BOWIE, POP MUSIC, AND THE DECADE SCI-FI EXPLODED!

September 25 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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On Tuesday, September 25, author Jason Heller will be here, in conversation with store owner and fellow 70's musicophile Tony Weller, discussing his book STRANGE STARS: DAVID BOWIE, POP MUSIC, AND THE DECADE SCI-FI EXPLODED! As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Derided as nerdy or dismissed as fluff, science fiction rarely gets…

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Jason Heller in conversation with Tony Weller: STRANGE STARS: DAVID BOWIE, POP MUSIC, AND THE DECADE SCI-FI EXPLODED! UHBF

September 25 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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On Tuesday, September 25, author Jason Heller will be here, in conversation with store owner and fellow 70's musicophile Tony Weller, discussing his book STRANGE STARS: DAVID BOWIE, POP MUSIC, AND THE DECADE SCI-FI EXPLODED! As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Derided as nerdy or dismissed as fluff, science fiction rarely gets…

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Jason Heller in conversation with Tony Weller: STRANGE STARS: DAVID BOWIE, POP MUSIC, AND THE DECADE SCI-FI EXPLODED! UHBF

September 25 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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On Tuesday, September 25, author Jason Heller will be here, in conversation with store owner and fellow 70's musicophile Tony Weller, discussing his book STRANGE STARS: DAVID BOWIE, POP MUSIC, AND THE DECADE SCI-FI EXPLODED! As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Derided as nerdy or dismissed as fluff, science fiction rarely gets…

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Deeton Charles reads and signs MEMOIRS OF A FALLEN ANGEL at WBW!

September 27 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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On September 27, WBW hosts a reading and signing with Deeton Charles and MEMOIRS OF A FALLEN ANGEL! Angela is one of 10 daughters of two fallen Angels who came to Earth to keep a war from erupting in Heaven over a forbidden affair. Her tribe comes in contact accidentally with Adam and Eve's tribe of eight sons. Hidden secrets come to light regarding the Angel clan and Angela fights to save her family from an evil that seeks to…

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Deeton Charles reads and signs MEMOIRS OF A FALLEN ANGEL! Part of UHBF

September 27 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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On September 27, WBW hosts a reading and signing with Deeton Charles and MEMOIRS OF A FALLEN ANGEL! Angela is one of 10 daughters of two fallen Angels who came to Earth to keep a war from erupting in Heaven over a forbidden affair. Her tribe comes in contact accidentally with Adam and Eve's tribe of eight sons. Hidden secrets come to light regarding the Angel clan and Angela fights to save her family from an evil that seeks to…

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Brenda Stanley reads and signs THE TREASURE OF CEDAR CREEK at Weller Book Works. UHBF

September 29 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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Join us on September 29 at 2 PM as we welcome Brenda Stanley for a reading and signing of her book, The Treasure of Cedar Creek! In 1896, the isolated and vast state of Idaho is a haven for the polygamous splinter group called The Kingdom of Glory, which is hiding more than their outlawed practice of plural marriage. At the compound called Cedar Creek, the prophet is hoping to increase his congregation, even if that means marrying off girls…

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Brenda Stanley reads and signs THE TREASURE OF CEDAR CREEK. Part of UHBF

September 29 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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Join us on September 29 at 2 PM as we welcome Brenda Stanley for a reading and signing of her book, The Treasure of Cedar Creek! In 1896, the isolated and vast state of Idaho is a haven for the polygamous splinter group called The Kingdom of Glory, which is hiding more than their outlawed practice of plural marriage. At the compound called Cedar Creek, the prophet is hoping to increase his congregation, even if that means marrying off girls…

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Brenda Stanley reads and signs THE TREASURE OF CEDAR CREEK. Part of UHBF

September 29 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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Join us on September 29 at 2 PM as we welcome Brenda Stanley for a reading and signing of her book, The Treasure of Cedar Creek! In 1896, the isolated and vast state of Idaho is a haven for the polygamous splinter group called The Kingdom of Glory, which is hiding more than their outlawed practice of plural marriage. At the compound called Cedar Creek, the prophet is hoping to increase his congregation, even if that means marrying off girls…

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October 2018
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James A. McLaughlin reads and signs BEARSKIN! Part of UHBF

October 3 @ 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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Join us on October 3 as we welcome James A. McLaughlin to the store for a reading and signing of BEARSKIN. Rice Moore is just beginning to think his troubles are behind him. He’s found a job protecting a remote forest preserve in Virginian Appalachia where his main responsibilities include tracking wildlife and refurbishing cabins. It’s hard work, and totally solitary—perfect to hide away from the Mexican drug cartels he betrayed back in Arizona. But when Rice finds the carcass…

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Books and Bridges: Mark Matheson. Part of UHBF

October 4 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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On October 4th, Books and Bridges presents Mark Matheson and “Dramatic Proposals: Women Characters and ‘The Question’ in Shakespeare’s Plays.” Mark Matheson, Professor of English at the University of Utah, will lead a lecture and discussion on the proposals of marriage in Love’s Labor’s Lost, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado about Nothing, and The Winter’s Tale. Throughout his work, Shakespeare represents such proposals in a surprising variety of ways. But whatever form they take, these proposals are sensitive dramatic moments…

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Julia Corbett reads and signs OUT OF THE WOODS: SEEING NATURE IN THE EVERYDAY! Part of UHBF

October 5 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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Please join us on October 5th as we welcome Julia Corbett for a reading and signing of OUT OF THE WOODS: SEEING NATURE IN THE EVERYDAY! Have you ever wondered about society’s desire to cultivate the perfect lawn, why we view some animals as “good” and some as “bad,” or even thought about the bits of nature inside everyday items—toothbrushes, cell phones, and coffee mugs? In this fresh and introspective collection of essays, Julia Corbett examines nature in our lives…

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Steve Patrick reads and signs A WHOLE OF THE WHOLE. Part of UHBF

October 6 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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Join us Saturday, October 6, at 2 PM or a reading and signing with Steve Patrick and A WHOLE OF THE WHOLE! Have you ever considered what a word actually is? What would happen if you didn't take words as seriously? What if you realized they aren't suitable for the heaviness they so often convey? What if you began to view words as mere tools, highly limited, highly misunderstood, and frequently misused? Steve Patrick was lost in words until he…

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Susan Purvis reading and signing for GO FIND: MY JOURNEY TO FIND THE LOST – AND MYSELF. Part of UHBF

October 8 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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Please join us on October 8th for an evening with Susan Purvis as she reads and signs GO FIND: MY JOURNEY TO FIND THE LOST - AND MYSELF! Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival! Accompanied by her rebellious black Lab, Tasha, maverick Susan Purvis navigates her way through both deep snow and challenging relationships to find passion and purpose as she and Tasha learn to save lives in the Colorado mountains. Somewhere between hunting for gold in Latin America as…

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Spam Sandwiches with Christian McKay Heidicker and ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WALLFLOWER. Part of UHBF

October 12 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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Join us on October 12 for Spam sandwiches and green jello with Christian Heidicker, as he reads and signs ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WALLFLOWER! Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival! From the author of Cure for the Common Universe comes a monster-movie-like novel that bravely challenges perceived notions of beauty, identity, and modern voyeurism. Phoebe Lane is a lightning rod for monsters. She and her mom are forced to flee flesh-eating plants, blobs from outer space, and radioactive ants.…

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Adrian Todd Zuniga reads and signs COLLISION THEORY! Part of UHBF

October 15 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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Author and Literary Death Match host Adrian Todd Zuniga discusses his latest novel, Collision Theory. Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival! This novel tells the story of Thomas Mullen who witnessed a woman jump to her death fifteen months ago. Now there are the pleading calls from his parents to come home, but it is not until his best friend shows up unannounced that Thomas is awakened. He soon finds himself on an unpredictable journey in which he is forced…

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Mark J. Nelson signs WHITE HAT: THE MILITARY CAREER OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM PHILO CLARK. Part of UHBF

October 16 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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On October 19, Weller Book Works welcomes Mark J. Nelson for a signing of WHITE HAT: THE MILITARY CAREER OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM PHILO CLARK. Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival! Best known for his role in the arrest and killing of Crazy Horse and for the book he wrote, The Indian Sign Language, Captain William Philo Clark (1845–1884) was one of the Old Army’s renaissance men, by turns administrator, fighter, diplomat, explorer, and ethnologist. As such, Clark found himself at…

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An Afternoon with JOHN SCALZI! Part of UHBF

October 20 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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Join Wellers on October 20 at 2 PM as we welcome celebrated author John Scalzi to the store for a reading and signing of The Consuming Fire! Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival! The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi is the dazzling follow-up to The Collapsing Empire – a space opera in a universe on the brink of destruction. The Interdependency, humanity’s interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional pathway between the stars, is disappearing,…

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Books and Bridges: Spencer McBride, “The Myth of the Christian President”. UHBF

October 25 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, 84102
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On October 25th, Books and Bridges presents Spencer McBride and “The Myth of the Christian President" at Weller Book Works! In his presentation, “The Myth of the Christian President,” Spencer W. McBride describes the history of an expectation embraced by millions of twenty-first century American, namely that the president of the United States must be a Christian. The Constitution explicitly directs that there should be no religious test for federal office holding. So, from where did this extraconstitutional expectation arise?…

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