Tag Archives: Utah

Back of Beyond (update)

In May, I posted a story about this wonderful Utah bookstore, now just in time for the 50th anniversary of Edward Abbey’s environmental classic Desert Solitaire, Back of Beyond Books in Moab, has launched three different publishing projects to release work that both … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: Back of Beyond

I recently returned from a pretty damn amazing road trip around the U.S. Southwest—more on that at a later date. If you are looking for spectacular scenery and some adventurous driving, you can’t beat Utah and Colorado. I was gobsmacked … Continue reading

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Geek Out Bibliophiles

This fascinating video from the Crandall Historical Printing Museum in Provo, Utah, demonstrates their rare functioning Gutenberg press.

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More Than Just Parks

More Than Just Parks is the brainchild of filmmaking brothers Will and Jim Pattiz.The goal of the project is to raise awareness about the treasures that we have in America’s 59 National Parks through inspiring videos. The Pattiz brothers intend … Continue reading

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I Like Big Books

Founded in 1980, Pioneer Book store in Provo, Utah carries a wide selection of used, antiquarian, rare and out-of-print titles from the 17th through 21st centuries. Last week the popular bookshop unveiled its wonderful new façade featuring a huge bookshelf … Continue reading

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Operation Book Drop

Weller Book Works was founded over 80 years ago in Salt Lake City, Utah as Zion Bookstore. Over the decades the shop, which sells new and used titles, has remained in the Weller family, but has been known as Sam Weller’s … Continue reading

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Travel For Enlightenment

Lavinia Spalding, editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011 (Travelers’ Tales) and the author of Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler, recently spoke at a TEDx conference in Park City, Utah on the existential power … Continue reading

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Flawed Symmetry of Prediction

Artist/photographer Jeff Frost shot over 40,000 high resolution still images with a DSLR camera for this mindblowing film. Frost roamed the deserts of Utah and California searching for abandoned buildings with just the right decoration. No CGI effects were used … Continue reading

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Should you shield the canyons…

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their carvings.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross                 

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