as a non LDS person, I am excited about this. I like the Deseret Book Stores,
and when i go downtown I can visit this place as well. I get great service and a
fine selection of reading. I applaud and welcome the new store!
Haven't most other stores like Deseret Book gone out of business in Utah? I
think Desert Book is the only surviving one of its kind.
for over pricing their products. I am LDS and am amazed at the prices.
I can't wait to see it. Sheri is right, sometimes you have to see the book to
know you want it. If you can't recall the name or author you will have trouble
finding it online. I am in such a situation right now and I'm sure the book I
lost is still available and would recognize it when I see it. I love being
inside a real bookstore and browsing to my heart's content. Glad to see
Newbie's comments - someone from outside the church who isn't afraid of
something associated with "Mormons" - thanks for your comments.
Where are all the comments on these posts? I hardly ever read comments like
there use to be. What happen to all the reading people? It's not too much fun to
read comments any longer, there aren't any.It is strange, but I as
well, find Deseret Book way over priced.
Why another store in SLC? How about several in the mid west and east coast?
I am troubled when I shop at DB and find books by Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck.
As an active LDS listener, their radio monologues are offensive. Deseret Book
prominantly displays Glenn Beck's book "Arguing With Idiots".These
divisive media celebrities are in direct opposition to Deseret Media's claim of
respecting everyone.These commentators, entertainers, or whatever
you wish to call them spout political vitriolic commentary that undermines the
Church's stated position of political neutrality. These people make their
millionaire-living by denigrating the President and all those that support the
President (about 50% of the electorate).What message does supporting
these commentators give to our children and young adults who shop at Deseret
Book? Deseret Media needs to eliminate the stain of extreme politics from their
media.DMC and Ms. Dew, I applaud your new mission statement. It is
predominantly reflected in the media you sponser, but not entirely. Please fully
I am not troubled at all by finding Sean hannity and Gelnn Becks's books in
Deseret Book, as an active LDS person myself. While people's individual "style"
may not comport with theirs, the underlying information and messages they have
resonnate with LDS people FOR A GOOD REASON! They're more the mainstream of
solid, American values and not the Secular Progressive (SP) movement contained
everywhere else in the media. So if you don't like their material, then don't
buy it.I don't particularly like some of the LDS popular culture
(stuff) DB offers, and some of the really campy, insipid LDS cinema offerings
either, but I just walk away and don't buy them.Let the free-market
reign. That's a good LDS value and at odds with the SP idea of forced
Socialism, government takeover of Health care and everything else.Maybe Glenn's title of "idiots" is offensive? Maybe so. But then, sometimes
the word FITS!
It's absurt for Deseret Book to sell CDs at $16 and $18 apiece when most of
those offerings are available on iTunes or similar sites for $10 or less. The
MoTab's latest, Heavensong is a perfect example. $16.99 at the store; $11.99 on
iTunes.Hummmm --- what should I do? Time to review your
retail marketing plan...DB.
I've never had to deal with overpriced anything at Deseret Book! They've always
said they'll price match anything, so price match your stuff, and you still get
all their points! It's fantastic!
Deseret Book carry's many books written by amateurs. Some extremely strange
tales on them there shelves. Anyone who wants to write a fairytale can have it
on the shelves tomorrow.
that Glenn Becks b0ooks should be banned from Deseret Book. He is very
offensive and has no place in a a church bookstore. The word idiot certainly
applies in his case however. Just one mans opinion and I am an active member of
Than an LDS person advocates banning books they don't agree with because of
politics is troubling. What ever happened to teaching people "correct
principles," and letting them "govern themselves?" And so "I also think"
returns the label "idiot" on Glenn Beck after having just condemned its use as
an "active member of the church?" Sorry, but that's hypocritical. Repent,
brother, or Sister.
I guess you can quit buying them. Some people like to own the physical media.
Others like you can get a better price by just getting the MP3 or whatever
digital format...I have no problem with their pricing...
DB is another business catering to the LDS who think LDS members will pay any
price for that association. Check the distribution center for MoTab cds and
also for scriptures, other books might be less through Amazon.
Half the stuff people write and put on Deseret Book shelves is complete
malarkey. All i know is that there are some mighty odd ball minds out there who
are way out in outer somewhere.
Love the business model and the quality products. Best wishes on the new store
I've worked with DB for a number of years now. In the 1990s they were a powerful
force trying to expand their market share. Of course, they operated at a true
fiscal loss, but that was to be expected (they serve a need). Then in the 2000s
they seem to want or need to change in order to become profitable. This meant
eliminating products from the shelves that didn't move unless there was a strong
compelling reason (you can imagine those reasons). It also meant eliminating the
competition as it was coming down to LDS retailers vs. the world (aka Walmart).
If DB and Seagull kept carving up each other for a dwindling market share they
were bound to both fold. So, now you have a pretty good business approach with
DB stores acting as flagships, Seagull as the lower priced outlets and their
online efforts seeking to meet the needs of non-wasatch front consumers. They
seem to have found their footing. Of course, it is coming at the price of
innovation, but they don't know anything else. They're a monolith, but they
can't help themselves.
good to have bookstore...people from every kind can buy their book n keep it for
life... something to remember like diary...LDS members do keep journal
right...wish u have this bookstore in malaysia. wish to operate one in miri,
east malaysia...help me with this...
The fact is that bookstores that specialize in LDS material struggle outside
Utah, Idaho & Arizona. Even in California, which has a much more substantial
LDS population than the midwest and east coast, these kinds of stores struggle
to survive. There simply aren't enough members east of the Rockies for a
Deseret Book, or any other kind of LDS store, to be viable. Although a very few
do exist/have existed (one adjacent to the Chicago temple, for example).
Deseret Book store is an experience. Thank you for being open. Of course I
would like to see you in the mid-west but understand the market is limited. You
are my first stop every time we visit Salt Lake. St. Louis fan.
I would also not allow Glenn Beck's books in Deseret Book for the same reason
that I would not place Anti-Mormon books on the shelves: both are literal trash
that bring out the worst in people. I think Mr. Beck is only after money, he
spews hate, and is an embarrassment to my religion.
i have to disagree with you...yesterday i was in the DB Store in Sandy just off
of 106th south and State street...and i saw that they had the BYU 2009 Football
Season "cougar diary" and they even had the evil hate spewing completely
discusting utah utes perfect sugar bowl season on DVD...they will sale
anything!! they arent Bias!!! hahaha GO COUGARS!!!
The last time I checked their inventory on Biblical Greek aids such as: Greek
Bibles and interlinears,Greek Variants and appartause,as well as Greek Lexicon
and Greek Bibles on cds, were non- existent, I had to go a long way, to a
Christian book to store to attain the material. Does Deseret sell Greek Bibles?
I've got an idea. If you don't like what you see on the shelf you are welcome
not to buy it. If you don't like the price offered you are welcome not to buy
it. In fact you are perfectly welcome not to shop at DB. Why all the
grumbling? Be happy there is a new location where you can exercise your choice
and perhaps you may just find something in there you like.
I live in the Midwest where there are very few LDS ppl. We had a weonderful
bookstore in Omaha that was run by a daughter and Mom that was LDS oriented and
was not Deseret Book but it served its purpose very well. I was saddened when it
closed down; it was so cool to be able to go in there and browse and actually
being able to get LDS books and not have to order them. That was one thing I
really love is being able to go and browse in person. But since the bookstore
closed, I have to settle for DB and ordering through the mail because we have no
bookstores that carry LDS products. I wished we live close to an LDS bookstore.
Just so you're aware, "The Audacity of Hope" is sold in Deseret Book as well.
There's nothing wrong with a little variety.
I love Deseret Book and am a faithful member of the church, however I was
bothered by all the Glen Beck books displayed in the store. The problem with
our country is hate and divison! Media millionaire shock jocks like Glen Beck
DO NOT represent Mormon culture! I can't even believe Deseret book sells a tape
about his conversion! The man only converted to snag a good looking Mormon gal!
At least he's a convert - that explains everything. Glen Beck is so far away
from what a Mormon are and he condones violence and hate against others. What
would Jesus do? Take the books off the shelf Sheri Dew! If I hear members
politicizing sacrament meeting one more time with quotes of Beck and the extreme
Libertarian fringe I will come unglued! Glen Beck doesn't represent Mormons.
Glen Beck hates the poor, weak, disabled elderly and suffering - all groups our
church and Jesus loves.
I'm sick of Mormon Culture, and I'm an active mormon. The "Culture" is not the
gospel!! I'm tired of cheezy books concocted by people wanting to cash-in; same
with the terrible LDS movies.
I hear you 7:25. It is getting sickening and disgusting and many members feel
the same as you and I. I have dumped Deseret Book once and for all. I would
rather buy a book from a little business rather than money hungry Deseret Book.
Deseret Book is too pompous for me.
Congratulations to DB on their new store. I wish I lived closer to actually
visit it! We are fortunate to have a bookstore close to the Raleigh NC Temple
run by an LDS family. I support them as much as possible to help keep them in
business. While I sometimes buy from DB online, I also buy online from Amazon
and more recently from Books A Million on line. These are great outlets to find
competitive pricing. I am grateful to be exposed to not only things that mirror
exactly what I believe, but also those things that will help me to grow
personally and spiritually--whether I agree and am stretched or do not like it
and just do not buy it. Amazon has a "Look Inside" feature that allows you to
read 7-8 pages of a book before deciding to buy. DB needs to add the same to
their website!! Good luck on your new location!! Oh, there is nothing like being
able to "heft" a book before purchasing it, but I find with the internet and
local store near the Temple, I am not lacking in good books to read.
Liberal mormons who disdain conservative thought (must be tough living a double
life) can't stand the fact the modern political commentaors Glenn Beck and Sean
Hannity, Laura Ingram, and even Dr. Laura, have a wide audience with LDS people.
I'm glad Deseret Book carries those titles as it serves a need. As earlier
pointed out, they also carry Obama's Audacity of Hope (I'd call it Audacity of
Deceit). All of these calls to ban books --I find offensive. I'm irritated to
see our Socialist, Secular Progressive president's book in Deseret Book, but I
would never, never, never tell Sheri Dew to ban the book!!! Liberals are always
such hypocrites --whether in or out of the church. They're for pushing the
boundaries of free-speech, except, when that speech differs from them!!!
This will bring so many great blessings. We are all so richly blessed because of
these rich blessings.
I agree with "mormon culture" writer. Some of the so-called "Mormon" books are
poorly written, manipulative and cheesy. Yea, even "cheeze wizzy".
Just a pet peeve as a temple going, active Mormon, but why does the DB Store
looks like a glorified Franklin Covey Store? Boring Utah beige colors, black
ceiling...Yawn...How 'bout some cool comtemporary colors, decor,
with a store with has a more loft and fresh (and youthful) feel?Dowdy and the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ don't have to go hand in hand.
I am looking forward to seeing this new store when I get to Salt Lake.
Isn't that the truth.
I just came from the new Deseret Book store. WOW !! WOW !! WOW !! It is so
cool. It is such a nice store and I loved everything about it. I really loved
the new art section.... The Zions Mercantile area was so cool. Every part of
this store was very very well done. I will visit this store often...I loved it.
What a great rip-off brainwashing baloney store.