How a rare LDS bookshop with no windows is still catering to bibliophiles and collectors after 30 years

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  • Glenn L Nauvoo, IL
    Feb. 22, 2018 3:01 p.m.

    Noteworthy article. I remember when Sam Weller's Zions Books was like what's described here. Don't know what happened to it as I've been away in the Mid-Atlantic States for 30+ years.

    Since the first paragraph starts with the $35 Million purchase of rare documents from the Community of Christ, and it was mentioned Curt Bench could help value that, or so it seems, I was surprised nothing more was said about that. Did I miss something?

  • Ronald Fox Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2018 2:54 p.m.

    Curt Bench, his sons & staff provide Salt Lake and Utah residences with a great resource for individuals who are historians, researchers or just individuals who just enjoy a good book. He is well regarded in the book community for his honesty and hard work in providing his customers with good values. He has published, and provides good books and materials that are all about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its history and people. Next time you can't find a good movie out there, go buy a good book, you will be well entertained.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 21, 2018 11:41 a.m.

    Curt was one of the collateral damage when Deseret Book closed its rare book department, which he managed, after the Mark Hofmann fiasco. His testimony was invaluable to the ends of justice.

    It’s to Curt’s everlasting credit he recovered from that abandonment by creating a succesful business, and a valuable, independent resource for rare books.