This 3-Story Bookstore In Utah Is Like Something From A Dream
If spending an afternoon browsing through a bookstore sounds like heaven to you, then you need to head to downtown Salt Lake City. The bookstore at 254 S. Main Street has long been the state’s largest independently-owned bookstore, and it’s absolutely huge.
Eborn Books moved into the David Keith Building at 254 South Main Street in Salt Lake City in March, 2012.
Bret Eborn is a book collector with a passion for collecting rare and used books, and Eborn Books got its start with a small bookshop in Layton in 1989. In 2012, Sam Weller's Books, which had occupied space in the David Keith Building since 1964, moved to Trolley Square. Eborn Books moved in. This store is the largest independent bookstore in the state.
With approximately 40,000 square feet, you could spend hours browsing through this bookstore.
The store consists of three floors: the main floor, an upstairs mezzanine, and a cavernous basement. This place is a book lovers dream!
Eborn Books carries new, used and rare books.
The massive store has books crammed into every nook and cranny. Most of the inventory is consignment, which means that you'll find a vast selection here that most book shops simply aren't able to carry in their inventory. The company also sells its inventory online, and you can find 500,000 titles to choose from.
...to comic books...
...to fine, leather-bound classics, Eborn pretty much covers every category you could ever imagine.
The shop also has a large selection of rare books.
If you're looking for something specific, your best bet is to ask a staff member.
Otherwise, settle in for several hours of browsing through the sections. You can spend an entire afternoon browsing through the books, and still not see everything!
Don't forget to visit the basement - there are thousands more books down there!
The basement in this old building is pretty musty, but there are tons of treasures down there waiting to be discovered.
Eborn Books has five bookstores across the state, though the downtown Salt Lake City store is by far the largest.
Other locations include Layton Hills Mall, Provo Towne Centre, Newgate Mall in Ogden, and South Towne Mall in Sandy.
Visit Eborn Books at its downtown Salt Lake City location six days a week.
It's open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 7 PM. Visit
Eborn Books website
for more information, and to see its online inventory.
Have you browsed at Eborn Books?
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