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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to be closed to browsing. We are offering free standard shipping, curbside pick-up, and free delivery to residents of the Salt Lake valley. We will have staff on-site Monday-Saturday from 10am-6pm. Please call (801) 521-3819 during these hours with any questions, concerns, or requests!  

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Michael McClure List

Michael McClure List

This week's list is devoted to the beat poet Michael McClure, who unfortunately passed away just over a week ago. McClure wrote the internationally acclaimed play, The Beard, and attended San Francisco State College, where he studied with poet Robert Duncan. He gave his first poetry reading in the company of Allen Ginsberg in 1955.

May 5th List

May 5th List

This week's list features the works of Warja Lavater and Helena Bochorakova-Dittrichova, along with 4 curious Amate Manuscripts by Alfonso Garcia Tellez.

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