Utah Book Festival 2009

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When I tell people that I live in Utah now, the first thing they ask is, Do you ski? After I explain that I’m in the other Utah, the red rock canyon country in the southern part of the state, I also put in a plug for Salt Lake City’s great book-related resources. They include the Marriott Library at the University of Utah, Ken Sanders Rare Books, and Sam Weller’s Zion Bookstore.

Books new and old are in the spotlight this week at the Utah Book Festival, October 21-25 in Salt Lake City, presented by the Utah Humanities Council. On Saturday, October 24, the events at the fabulous Main Library, aka the City Library, include:

  • 1:30 pm: Rare Books Roadshow with booksellers Ken Sanders and Tony Weller. Bring your items for evaluation, or just enjoy the show.
  • 3 pm: Allison Hoover Bartlett, author of The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession, in conversation with Ken Sanders.
  • All day: book arts workshops and demos presented by the Book Arts Program at the Marriott Library.

For details see the festival calendar. And then, if you can tear yourself away from the book festival, I’d recommend a hike. This is Utah, after all.


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