Events for Book Readings and Signings

Holiday Shop Gift Guide Event

Looking for a special and unique gifts this Holiday Season? All in this one very special afternoon, we'll welcome author Lindsay Eagar (The Hour of the Bees, Race to the Bottom of the Sea, The Bigfoot Files), author & artist team Amy & Greg Newbold (If Picasso Painted a Snowman, If Da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur), author & artist Brian Russo (Yoga Bunny), author J. S. Kirkland (Bestow), author Michael G. Snarr (Longshots and Layups), artist Angela Sandburg (cartoonist, illustrator, painter), artist Jess Smart Smiley (Disney Pixar, Cartoon Network, Provo City), author Kathryn Elizabeth Jones (Lightshade) and others into our store to sign and personally inscribe their books and artwork to create one-of-a-kind gift ideas for you. Details to follow as they become available.



John Keahey: Sicilian Splendors: Discovering the Secret Places That Speak to the Heart

Join us on Saturday, November 24th as Weller's welcomes back our friend John Keahey as he presents Sicilian Splendors: Discovering the Secret Places That Speak to the Heart! From Palermo to Castiglione di Sicilia to Alimena, Sicily holds great secrets from the past and unspoken promises. Tradition, in the form of festivals, the written word, photographs, and song, reverberates through village walls. Now, slowly shaking itself free of the Mafia, Sicily is opening itself up to visitors in ways it never has before. Sicilian Splendors explores the history, politics, food, Mafia, and people which John Keahey encounters throughout his travels during his return to Sicily. Through conversing with natives and immersing himself in culture, Keahey illustrates a brand new Sicily no one has ever talked about before. Villagers, eager to welcome tourism and impart awareness of their cultural background, greet Keahey for meals and drink and walk him through their winding streets. They share stories of well-known writers, such as Maria Messina, who have found inspiration in Sicily’s villages. Keahey’s never-ending curiosity as a traveler shines light on Sicily’s mythical mysteries and portrays the island not only through his eyes but also through Sicily’s heart. This picturesque travel memoir navigates Sicily today and seeks to understand Sicily’s past. In lyrical prose and vivid dialect, Keahey paints images of the island’s villages, people, and culture with careful strokes and a meticulously even hand. Keahey not only serves as a guide through the marvel of Sicily’s identity, but he also looks deeply into Sicily’s soul. JOHN KEAHEY, author of such books as Hidden Tuscany and A Sweet and Glorious Land: Revisiting the Ionian Sea, is a veteran newspaper and wire-service journalist who spent forty-five years in and around journalism. He retired in 2011 after twenty-two years, as a reporter and news editor for The Salt Lake Tribune. He has a history degree from the University of Utah and spends as much time as possible in Italy. The presentation will begin at 7, with a signing to follow.



John Keahey: Sicilian Splendors: Discovering the Secret Places That Speak to the Heart

Join us on Saturday, November 24th as Weller's welcomes back our friend John Keahey as he presents Sicilian Splendors: Discovering the Secret Places That Speak to the Heart! From Palermo to Castiglione di Sicilia to Alimena, Sicily holds great secrets from the past and unspoken promises. Tradition, in the form of festivals, the written word, photographs, and song, reverberates through village walls. Now, slowly shaking itself free of the Mafia, Sicily is opening itself up to visitors in ways it never has before. Sicilian Splendors explores the history, politics, food, Mafia, and people which John Keahey encounters throughout his travels during his return to Sicily. Through conversing with natives and immersing himself in culture, Keahey illustrates a brand new Sicily no one has ever talked about before. Villagers, eager to welcome tourism and impart awareness of their cultural background, greet Keahey for meals and drink and walk him through their winding streets. They share stories of well-known writers, such as Maria Messina, who have found inspiration in Sicily’s villages. Keahey’s never-ending curiosity as a traveler shines light on Sicily’s mythical mysteries and portrays the island not only through his eyes but also through Sicily’s heart. This picturesque travel memoir navigates Sicily today and seeks to understand Sicily’s past. In lyrical prose and vivid dialect, Keahey paints images of the island’s villages, people, and culture with careful strokes and a meticulously even hand. Keahey not only serves as a guide through the marvel of Sicily’s identity, but he also looks deeply into Sicily’s soul. JOHN KEAHEY, author of such books as Hidden Tuscany and A Sweet and Glorious Land: Revisiting the Ionian Sea, is a veteran newspaper and wire-service journalist who spent forty-five years in and around journalism. He retired in 2011 after twenty-two years, as a reporter and news editor for The Salt Lake Tribune. He has a history degree from the University of Utah and spends as much time as possible in Italy. The presentation will begin at 7, with a signing to follow.



Kathy Kirkpatrick: American Prisoner of War Camps in Southern California

Weller's welcomes back Kathy Kirkpatrick for a discussion and signing of her newest in the POW camps America series, American Prisoner of War Camps in Southern California. American Prisoner of War Camps in Southern California describes the impact of the large number of prisoners of war on the population of Southern California, as well as the impact of the people of Southern California on those imprisoned there. Providing detail on the care and employment of prisoners of war according to the Geneva Convention of 1929, the lives of POWs are illustrated, along with the details of camp locations in Southern California and the deaths and burials that occurred among them. Some prisoner names are included, as well as references to source materials at various repositories. Historical photographs serve to provide depth to the story.

Kathy Kirkpatrick has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, and has authored Basic Genealogy, The Descendants of Timothy Meeker, Italian Prisoners of War in the Continental US on 31 March 1945, Prisoners of War in Utah During World War II, Sicily, American Prisoner of War Camps in Idaho and Utah, American Prisoner of War Camps in Arizona and Nevada, and Prisoner of War Camps Across America. She has delivered lectures on "WWII POWs in America," "WWII Enemy Aliens in America," and "Proving the Jewish Heritage of a Catholic Sicilian Family," and provided research for Italian Emigrants, Italian Emigrants by Tina Bochicchio Woetzel, Sinatra, The Life by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, and II Giuramento by Dino Maurizio Parri. The reading will begin at 7:00 with a signing to follow.



Kathy Kirkpatrick: American Prisoner of War Camps in Southern California

Weller's welcomes back Kathy Kirkpatrick for a discussion and signing of her newest in the POW camps America series, American Prisoner of War Camps in Southern California. American Prisoner of War Camps in Southern California describes the impact of the large number of prisoners of war on the population of Southern California, as well as the impact of the people of Southern California on those imprisoned there. Providing detail on the care and employment of prisoners of war according to the Geneva Convention of 1929, the lives of POWs are illustrated, along with the details of camp locations in Southern California and the deaths and burials that occurred among them. Some prisoner names are included, as well as references to source materials at various repositories. Historical photographs serve to provide depth to the story.

Kathy Kirkpatrick has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, and has authored Basic Genealogy, The Descendants of Timothy Meeker, Italian Prisoners of War in the Continental US on 31 March 1945, Prisoners of War in Utah During World War II, Sicily, American Prisoner of War Camps in Idaho and Utah, American Prisoner of War Camps in Arizona and Nevada, and Prisoner of War Camps Across America. She has delivered lectures on "WWII POWs in America," "WWII Enemy Aliens in America," and "Proving the Jewish Heritage of a Catholic Sicilian Family," and provided research for Italian Emigrants, Italian Emigrants by Tina Bochicchio Woetzel, Sinatra, The Life by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, and II Giuramento by Dino Maurizio Parri. The reading will begin at 7:00 with a signing to follow.



Book Launch for Salt Lake City Cemetary

Weller's is proud to host the book launch for Salt Lake City Cemetery (part of the Images of America Series)! All three authors will be here. Join us Monday, December 3, at 5:30 PM, as Sexton Mark E. Smith, Corey Rushton, and Annastasia Hirt present Salt Lake City Cemetery.

The Salt Lake City Cemetery was established in September 1847 when George Wallace, who arrived with the first company of Mormon pioneers two months prior, buried his young daughter on a picturesque hillside above the Salt Lake Valley. It has since grown to become the largest municipal cemetery in the United States, containing approximately 130,000 gravesites. To walk through the Salt Lake City Cemetery’s 120 acres is to trace a path through Utah history and experience a mosaic of the diverse and fascinating individuals who have shaped it: politicians, pioneers, artists, inventors, outlaws, educators, activists, and currently 12 presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This book highlights these influential figures and many more. It also serves as a guide for navigating the cemetery grounds in person, with grave locations accompanying most captions. The presentation will begin at 5:30, with a signing to follow.



Book Launch for Salt Lake City Cemetary

Weller's is proud to host the book launch for Salt Lake City Cemetery (part of the Images of America Series)! All three authors will be here. Join us Monday, December 3, at 5:30 PM, as Sexton Mark E. Smith, Corey Rushton, and Annastasia Hirt present Salt Lake City Cemetery.

The Salt Lake City Cemetery was established in September 1847 when George Wallace, who arrived with the first company of Mormon pioneers two months prior, buried his young daughter on a picturesque hillside above the Salt Lake Valley. It has since grown to become the largest municipal cemetery in the United States, containing approximately 130,000 gravesites. To walk through the Salt Lake City Cemetery’s 120 acres is to trace a path through Utah history and experience a mosaic of the diverse and fascinating individuals who have shaped it: politicians, pioneers, artists, inventors, outlaws, educators, activists, and currently 12 presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This book highlights these influential figures and many more. It also serves as a guide for navigating the cemetery grounds in person, with grave locations accompanying most captions. The presentation will begin at 5:30, with a signing to follow.



Author Signing with Michael Snarr (Utah Jazz)

Here's the inside story of how a top US sports franchise functions, how one man brought it to Utah against the advice of the NBA, how another man and his family gave it new life, passionately embracing the team, making countless financial and personal sacrifices throughout its history, how its general managers, coaches, and players rallied behind the exuberance of a state full of sports fans, and how a last-place sports property became a model of success, surprising most sports business experts and the entire front office of the NBA along the way. For over 28 years, Michael Snarr worked in the front office of the Utah Jazz and watched as all of these fascinating stories, plots, and subplots unfolded. Balancing the history of the team from the time it re-rooted itself in Utah, Snarr also tells us about the business of sports marketing, how it all came together, grew, and how some extremely remarkable and committed individuals on the team and business side achieved what few people thought possible, especially in one of the smallest cities in the NBA. This is a story of success, of overcoming failure year after year, and of beating the odds to achieve more than expected. The final score is just a footnote to a much greater and much more inspiring story: the story of the Utah Jazz during the golden era of Stockton to Malone. Join us Friday night, December 7th, as we welcome Michael Snarr to The Printed Garden for an evening of behind the scenes stories about the Utah Jazz. He'll be reading from his new book, Long Shots and Layups: Memories and Stories from the Golden Era of the Utah Jazz, answering questions, and signing. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.



Author Signing with Michael Snarr (Utah Jazz)

Here's the inside story of how a top US sports franchise functions, how one man brought it to Utah against the advice of the NBA, how another man and his family gave it new life, passionately embracing the team, making countless financial and personal sacrifices throughout its history, how its general managers, coaches, and players rallied behind the exuberance of a state full of sports fans, and how a last-place sports property became a model of success, surprising most sports business experts and the entire front office of the NBA along the way. For over 28 years, Michael Snarr worked in the front office of the Utah Jazz and watched as all of these fascinating stories, plots, and subplots unfolded. Balancing the history of the team from the time it re-rooted itself in Utah, Snarr also tells us about the business of sports marketing, how it all came together, grew, and how some extremely remarkable and committed individuals on the team and business side achieved what few people thought possible, especially in one of the smallest cities in the NBA. This is a story of success, of overcoming failure year after year, and of beating the odds to achieve more than expected. The final score is just a footnote to a much greater and much more inspiring story: the story of the Utah Jazz during the golden era of Stockton to Malone. Join us Friday night, December 7th, as we welcome Michael Snarr to The Printed Garden for an evening of behind the scenes stories about the Utah Jazz. He'll be reading from his new book, Long Shots and Layups: Memories and Stories from the Golden Era of the Utah Jazz, answering questions, and signing. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.



Book Launch: The 50 Year Secret

On Monday, December 10, at 6:30 PM, Weller's is proud to host author Julie MacNeil and the book launch of The 50 Year Secret. The Journey of Julie MacNeil: Julie MacNeil was adopted at birth and for many years she had been curious about her family medical history. A few years ago (thanks to a chance DNA test) she learned she has a rare genetic liver-lung disease called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. This means her liver doesn’t produce a protein enzyme that her body needed to protect her lungs, and can lead to emphysema or COPD in someone like her, who has never smoked. If left untreated, it can lead to needing a bilateral lung transplant. Due to the highly genetic nature of this rare condition and the frightening side effects if undiagnosed, the doctors encouraged her to find my biological parents. The 50 Year Secret is the story of her incredible journey to find her biological parents. A reading will begin at 6:30, with a signing to follow.