Independent Bookstores in Salt Lake City
1 hide detailUtah's most famous bookstore
This is the most famous bookstore in Utah and offers much more than books. Upstairs you will find a section dedicated to LDS books, rare reads and more delicate papers. Downstairs resembles a regular bookstore, but the selection is much more diverse. Visiting authors come here to read from their newest manuscripts and are available for a question and answer time afterward, as well as booksigning. Tourists find the location convenient, right in the center of downtown on Main Street.
2 hide detailNew age books and tarot readings too
It is a sensory delight to shop here whether one buys anything or not. The store carries an enormous selection of books dealing with the spiritual and metaphysical realms of life, as well as gifts, cards, and an excellent selection of CDs. Gentle fountains, hidden corner couches, and the aromas wafting into the bookstore from the adjacent Oasis Cafe (The) are all strong inducements to spend several hours in pursuit of refreshing one's mind and spirit.
3 hide detailKid-friendly independent bookstore in a comfy cottage
People who love bookstores feel like they have found what has been missing at the discount chain bookstores when they walk in. This is what bookstores are meant to be. The owners are committed to keeping the spirit of the bookstore experience alive and have been involved in sponsoring readings by some of the nation's most popular writers (most recently Isabel Allende spoke about Daughter of Fortune). Coffee is always on, the shelves are full to overflowing, comfortable chairs await you and a genuinely knowledgeable staff await book lovers.
4 hide detailBeloved books from childhood and special clothing items all tucked together in a cozy, high-end boutique.
Our Local Expert Says:
Salt Lake's most unique boutique.
This is one of the most unique and nevertheless popular shops in the 9th and 9th district of Salt Lake City. Combining a selection of women's and children's clothes, as well as books and a few toys, this store carries an inventory that not only welcomes children, but that also caters to their moms.
A high-end boutique shop, The Children's Hour offers hand-selected, fun, and high-caliber goods that include shoes, jewelry, and accessories. For clothing you'll find sweaters, tops, skirts and dresses, outwear, pants, leggings, and even maternity wear. In addition to moms and their very young children, "tweens" will also find a selection of appealing goods specifically designed for them.