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Join us for a literary Kaffeeklatsch! Books, coffee, snacks, and chats every Tuesday morning at MyAmour Café, located directly across from our first floor entrance.


Marcel Paret, author of Fractured Militancy: Precarious Resistance in South Africa after Racial Inclusion, will join us in conversation with Professors Ella Myers and Edmond Fong. (Nonfiction)

Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork and interviews with activists, Fractured Militancy tells the story of post-apartheid South Africa from the perspective of Johannesburg's impoverished urban Black neighborhoods.

Nearly three decades after South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy, widespread protests and xenophobic attacks suggest that not all is well in the once-celebrated rainbow nation. Revealing the complicated truth behind the celebrated success of South African democratization, Paret uncovers a society divided by wealth, urban geography, nationality, employment, and political views. Fractured Militancy warns of the threat that capitalism and elite class struggles present to social movements and racial justice everywhere.

Marcel Paret is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Utah and Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Social Change at the University of Johannesburg. He is coeditor of Southern Resistance in Critical Perspective and Building Citizenship from Below.

Bring you little ones to storytime every Saturday at 3pm! Listen to visiting authors and our booksellers read favorite stories in-store and live on Instagram @wellerbookworks.

Today we’ll read Little Wonder by Claire Keane.

Join Catherine and the crafters of WBW for casual bookish chinwags. All crafts and crafters welcome.

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Ron Franscell, author of Shadowman: An Elusive Psycho Killer and the Birth of FBI Profiling, will join us to discuss this new, exciting book. (True Crime)

Shadowman is the pulse-pounding story of the first time in history that the FBI Behavioral Unit created a profile to catch a serial killer. After a seven-year-old girl went missing from the Montana campground in 1973, the largest manhunt in Montana's history ensued, led by the FBI. As days stretched into weeks, and weeks into months, Special Agent Pete Dunbar attended a workshop at FBI headquarters in Quantico led by two agents who had hatched a radical new idea: What if criminals left a psychological trail that would lead us to them? The Behavioral Science Unit was created to explore this new voodoo they called "criminal profiling." At Dunbar's request, FBI's first profile of an unknown subject was built. When David Meirhofer was arrested fifteen months after the girl’s abduction and confessed to four murders, the profile fit him to a T.

Ron Franscell is the acclaimed author of 18 books and has been hailed as one of America’s best narrative nonfiction writers. A journalist who has covered war and natural disasters abroad, he wrote the international true-crime bestsellers The Darkest Night and the 2017 Edgar finalist Morgue: A Life in Death. His debut book Angel Fire—a USA Today bestselling literary novel about two brothers and the wounds of war—was listed by the San Francisco Chronicle among the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century West.

Bill Humbert, an expert recruiter and author of Expect Success!: The Science of the Over 50 Career Search, will join us for a book talk and signing. (Nonfiction)

One of the toughest periods to find a job in a person’s work-life can be when they are approaching age 50—or older. Some hiring managers and employers view employees who are over 50 as “out of touch” in the modern working world. Expect Success! The Science of the Over 50 Career Search guides the seasoned workforce through 12 proven steps that can give them the knowledge and skills to get hired for the career they deserve.

Bill Humbert is His recruiting experience reaches back before computers were on desks in 1981. Humbert speaks nationwide to companies, associations, and colleges and universities on talent attraction and career search. He knows the pitfalls and successes of job search from the employer's perspective better than most authors. This is his third book on how to more effectively find the career you want.

Today we’ll read Negative Cat by Sophie Blackall.

Rupi Kaur is visiting Salt Lake on her world tour! We are delighted to sell Kaur’s books at the event. (Poetry)

Rupi Kaur constantly embraces growth, and in Home Body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. Home Body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself—reminding readers to fill up on love, acceptance, community, family, and embrace change. Illustrated by the author, themes of nature and nurture, light and dark, rest here.

As a 21-year-old university student, Rupi Kaur wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first poetry collection, Milk and Honey. Next came its artistic sibling, The Sun and her Flowers. These collections have sold over 8 million copies and have been translated into over 40 languages. Her most recent book, Home Body, debuted #1 on bestseller lists across the world. Rupi’s work touches on love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, and migration. She feels most at home when creating art or performing her poetry on stage.

Michael P. Branch, author of On the Trail of the Jackalope: How a Legend Captured the World's Imagination and Helped Us Cure Cancer, will join us in conversation with Professor Christopher A. Cokinos of the University of Arizona. (Nonfiction)

The never-before-told story of the horned rabbit—the myths, the hoaxes, the very real scientific breakthrough it inspired—and how it became a cultural touchstone of the American West. Purported to be part jackrabbit and part antelope, the jackalope began as a local joke concocted by two young brothers in a small Wyoming town during the Great Depression. Their creation quickly spread around the U.S., where it now regularly appears as innumerable forms of kitsch—wall mounts, postcards, keychains, coffee mugs, shot glasses, and so on. A vast body of folk narratives has carried the jackalope’s fame around the world to inspire art, music, film, even erotica!

Although the jackalope is an invention of the imagination, it is nevertheless connected to actual horned rabbits, which exist in nature and have for centuries been collected and studied by naturalists. When the virus that causes rabbits to grow “horns” (a keratinous carcinoma) was first genetically sequenced in 1984, oncologists were able to use that genetic information to make remarkable, field-changing advances in the development of anti-viral cancer therapies. The most important of these is the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical and other cancers. Today, jackalopes are literally helping us cure cancer.

Michael P. Branch is a professor of literature and environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches creative nonfiction, American literature, environmental studies, and film studies. An award-winning writer and humorist, Michael is the author of How to Cuss in Western and lives with his wife and two daughters in the western Great Basin Desert, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Range.

Maximilian Werner will read from and sign his new book, Wolves, Grizzlies, and Greenhorns: Death and Coexistence in the American West. (Nonfiction)

In the wild, wide open landscapes of the American West, how animals—and predators—are treated depends on the stories people tell about them. The story of conflict between humans and wildlife is as old as humanity. But the landscapes of today have little resemblance to the landscapes of the past. Over the last several hundred years, human consumption, development, greed, and over-population have increasingly displaced large predators. We need new, more nuanced, compassionate, empathetic stories; stories that recognize our place within the natural order, and the value of wild places and other animals’ right to live free of human interference and persecution.

Maximilian Werner is the award-winning author of seven books, including the essay collections Black River Dreams and The Bone Pile: Essays on Nature and Culture; the memoir Gravity Hill; the nonfiction book Evolved: Chronicles of the Pleistocene Mind; the novel Crooked Creek, and a book of poems titled Cold Blessings. He is an Associate Professor/lecturer in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies at the University of Utah, where he teaches Intermediate Writing, Investigative Environmental Writing and Writing about War.

Today we'll read It Fell from the Sky by the Fan Brothers.

Share your poetry, short prose, music, monologue, magic, or bagpiping! Signup opens at 5:45 PM the night of, and available slots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

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