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Utah Book & Magazine

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(6 Reviews)

327 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

(801) 359-4391

Today: 4:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Rio Grande, Downtown Salt Lake City
Used & Rare Books, Book Stores, Comic Books
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Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Below Average


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A portal to another dimension

I read a fantastic comic book series once called Timespirits. In one chapter the two protagonists enter a kind of cosmic Grand Central Station with portals leading to various alternate universes, the past and future of this world, etc. There were all sorts of crazy relics from forgotten aeons strewn about. Anything was possible.
Utah Book and Magazine is kind of like that. It's not just a bookstore. It's a meeting place for the strange, the unusual, the fantastic and the utterly bizarre. And they have candy bars. And a giant shoe.
I first went there for old comics, which they have in abundance (as well as vintage monster magazines). And if you need a coconut carving, or a King Kong doll, or some used golf clubs, this place has you covered.
Now, if you prefer a stiff, well-organized bookstore with artificially friendly clerks that sell books and only books, this is not the place for you. The guy who runs this store is the real McCoy and he knows his literature.
Anyhow, don't take my word for it. Go in and get lost in a labyrinth of deteriorating pulp and odd-ball memorabilia from better days. You may never leave.



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Not at all helpful

I called this shop hoping to find a used copy of a particular book. I named the title and author and that the book was probably in the 'young adult' section. The guy working said: ""Oh all of those are just piled in the back."" I sat there for a second, waiting.. like.. is that it? Or, is he going to put the phone down maybe and go take a quick peek on the shelves? Nope. That was it. Didn't even say ""If you want to stop in I'll help you rummage around back there to look for it"" or anything. Just said: ""OK?"" Like, ""Are you done wasting my time?"" Pah.



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One of the best finds in SLC

Everywhere from vintage LIFE magazines, to boxes of every comic in the 90's, to 1920's childrens books - ALL at great prices, I was blown away.



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In Loving Memory Of Skip Marshall

To The Customers, Friends, and Family who knew Skip.

Skip passed away on Wed. November 26, 2008, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He touched everyone, that came into his life, was know not only for his kindness, smile, but his great gift of gab & his stories.
If any of you who came to Utah Book in the early hours on a Sat. you would fine Skip, Pete, & Tom playing poker. Skip worked at Utah Book for many years, next to his side kick, friend & brother Peter. They were half owners of the store.
Skip was not only a great man, but he was our brother. We loved him a great deal and will miss him riding up on one of the girls ( his motor cycles).
Piece Out Big Brother!! Keep It Square :)

We Love You
Connie, Craig, Eileen,Peter, Terri, Tom, Monica, Helen, Your Neices, Nephews, Great Neices & Nephews, and Your Grandchildren, And All of Your Friends.



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STAND by Debbie Williamson LOCAL AUTHOR

This book is a beautiful story written by a local woman whos great grandmother was a Utah pioneer. It is very controversial but is a story that should be told. Utah needs to wake up and except this book with open hearts and especially open minds. It was difficult to get through but what a beautiful ending, my heart goes out to her and hope her book is excepted in our society.



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Peter Marshall Rocks! GREAT BOOKS!

I have been coming to Utah book and magazine for over 10 years now. Peter Marshall is fair and he will make sure you get a great deal. From books and comics to vintage adult magazines your sure to find what your looking for. Peter is much friendlier than any of the folks at Sam Weller books. If you come to this store at 6:00 a.m. you can witness a hell of a poker game with peter and his brother/friends. Legend has it that Peter is a relative of Penny Marshall and she's been in his store. EXCELLENT!