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From Catherine Weller
happy new year  
" New Year, New You " is one of those phrases thrown around by marketers, including those who market to us. We are promised that every self-improvement book published in late December or early January - and there are a lot of them! - will be the perfect addition to our New Year, New You table. This publishing microseason is for you if you want to lose weight, eat better, exercise more, improve your parenting, meditate, or develop better coping skills.

We at Weller Book Works have goals for the new year, too. We'll continue to work on finding wonderful books -- be they new, used, or rare -- to share with our customers. All of us booksellers will strive to read even more . And we're continuing to keep a resolution begun when we relocated to Trolley Square: complete a store-wide annual inventory each January. We'll work on that resolution nearly immediately.  The store will be closed Sunday, January 3 through Tuesday, January 5 . We'll reopen Wednesday, January 6, at 11.

For your new year we hope you'll consider reading more, loving more, and laughing more. We also hope you'll continue to support locally-owned businesses like ours, so Salt Lake City will continue to be populated by unique, vibrant shops run by your friends and neighbors.
From Tony Weller 
poe set
In 1902, G. P. Putnam and Sons published four different limited edition sets of the  Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe illustrated by 
poe title page
Frederick  Simpson Coburn. From elegant to simple, Putnam published 300 in full leather, 300 in ¾ leather, 500 in ¼ japan vellum, and 1,050 in buckram. 

Here we are offering one of the 500 of  The Book-Lover's Arnheim Edition in quarter japan vellum. The volumes have thickly, decoratively-gilded backstrips and gilt vignettes of r avens on the gray paper-covered front covers. Illustrations in sepia tones are protected by red-titled tissue guards. 
A very attractive way to enter the dark and complicated imagination of the ancestral creator of the Horror and Mystery genres. $1,575
We are closed on New Year's Day and January 3, 4 and 5, for our annual inventory. Normal hours start again on January 6.

Saturday, January 9, 2 pm
Brooke Arnold's middle-grade novel Elements of Evil is about a young girl's science-filled quest to become a Supervillain. Follow along as Bernice, assisted by her hedgehog Bunsen, finds a nemesis and sciences her way to infamy. Event complete with a science experiment by the author! 

Saturday, January 16, 7 pm
Amber Christensen presents The Path of 8In 2002 she was traveling through Argentina where she met Fede, a handsome mountain guide. After only three days, the two had fallen deeply in love. They embarked upon a bicontinental life together, lit by love and adventure, fraught with challenges, and darkened by senseless tragedy. It begins on a mountain, moves around it, and then moves it.

Saturday, January 30, 2 pm
G. Egore Pitir with Face of Our Father. Stuart and Angela Pierce are busy reinventing their lives: Stu reduces his airline flying schedule to train for triathlons, while Angie escapes the horrors of a prosecutor's job to pursue pro bono work. Obsessed with catching a murdering rapist, she plunges them both into a quagmire of global intrigue.

Monday, February 1, 8 pm 
Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets, directed by Mark Fossen. A series of interactive vignettes around a meeting of cab drivers trying to decide whether to go on strike or not. 
DADA'S 100th ANNIVERSARY 100 Cent Canary
Saturday, February 6, 8-11 pm
In homage to the opening of the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich in February 1916, Weller Book Works is holding an outrageous Dada event. Dadaists offended many with their antics and irreverence, so there will be unusual collaborations, eclectic performances, from Dadartists and Dadactivists, ranging from sound and motion to words and art.

Every Sunday, 1 to 5 pm
Evelyn Preston  is a psychic and dream analyst who gives accurate readings through a range of mediums. She is a life coach who uses her intuition to offer guidance and encouragement for you to face the challenges that may lie ahead.  You will receive a detailed and highly-accurate reading that covers the aspects of your life where you feel you need the most guidance.

The Breakfast Club
Every Tuesday, 9 to 10 am
Bookish kaffeeklatsch at Coffee Connection in Trolley Square . Have a coffee and a danish with Catherine who has a different topic and give-away every week.

Story Time

Every Saturday, 11 am
Join us in the children's section for story time with Lila Ann. Different stories every week.

Lit Knit
Wednesdays, January 13 & 27 and February 10 & 24, 6 to 8 pm
Join Catherine and her Crafting Circle for casual bookish conversation. Lit Knit is held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month.

The Salt City Slam
Mondays, January 25 and February 29, 8 pm
We are the home of the Salt City Poetry Slam!  Open mic, featured poet, then the Slam. Held the last Monday of every month. Only $5 cover.
For more events, book reviews and rare book highlights, visit our newsletter archive on our website.