Indie Bookstore Day

Support Utah writers: Attend Indie Bookstore Day readings on April 30 all across the state!

Utah@125 – a collection of 125-word essays and poems to celebrate this state – will host eight simultaneous readings (plus a bonus reading) on Indie Bookstore Day.

This event is thought to be the first-ever simultaneous reading at bookstores across the state. Among the readers will be former Utah poet laureates, national award-winning slam poets, prominent Utah journalists, as well as award-winning fiction writers, poets, and essayists.

More than 40 writers, five in each location, will read 125-word pieces at seven Utah bookstores at 3 p.m. The simultaneous readings will take place on Saturday, April 30 in Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City, Sandy, Park City, and Provo bookstores. Plus: There will be a virtual Zoom reading at 3 p.m. and an additional Salt Lake City reading at 5 p.m. at Weller Book Works.

All of the Utah@125 readings — 125-word nonfiction pieces published as part of the state’s Thrive125 celebration — are free. Join the events at 3 p.m. or catch the 5 p.m. reading. 

As a celebration of Utah’s writers and bookstores, this project is sponsored by the Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement, Utah Arts & Museums, Torrey House Press, and Utah’s independent bookstores.


Logan’s The Book Table, 29 S. Main Street.
Ogden’s Queen Bee Giftery, 270 25th Street
Salt Lake City’s Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 S. 200 East
Salt Lake City’s The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East
Sandy’s The Printed Garden, 9445 S. Union Square, Suite A
Dolly's Bookstore, 510 Main Street
Provo’s Pioneer Books, 450 W. Center Street
Salt Lake City’s Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square

Further information can be found here! Utah@125!

Event date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
510 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060-8018