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2016 Holiday Book Show

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Whether the holidays mean sitting at home next to a fireplace or travelling in a cramped airplane, our guests on Wednesday have the perfect literary companion for anyone on your gift list. Catherine Weller of Weller Book Works, Betsy Burton of The King'sEnglish, and Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books join Doug to suggest fiction and nonfiction that will fit neatly under the tree for both children and adults.

Adult Books: BetsyBurtonKen SandersCatherine Weller

Children's Books: Catherine WellerBetsy BurtonKen Sanders


Betsy Burton's Books forAdults,The King's English


  • Moonglow by Michael Chabon, Harper hardcover, $28.00
  • The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain, Norton hardcover, $26.95
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Doubleday hardcover, $26.95
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, Viking hardcover, $27.00
  • Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo, Knopf hardcover, $27.95

Big Books for the Holidays

These 3 Shakespeare retellings in a single package tied up a bow:

  • Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood, (The Tempest), Hogarth hardcover, $25.00
  • Nutshell by Ian MvEwan Nan Talese, (Hamlet), Doubleday hardcover, $24.95
  • The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith, (Taming of the Shrew, Two Gentlemen from Verona), Simon & Schuster hardcover, $27.00

More Big Books

  • March by John Lewis, Andrew Ayden, Nate Powell Top Shelf boxed set of 3 in paper, $49.99
  • Appetites by Anthony Bourdain, Ecco hardcover, $37.50
  • Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thurus, and Ella Morton, Workman hardcover, $35.00

Stocking stuffers

  • News of the World by Paulette Jiles, Morrow hardcover, $22.99
  • Ingredienti by Marcella and Victor Hazan, Scribner hardcover, $20.00
  • The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, Greystone hardcover, $24.95
  • The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson, Anchor paperback, $16.00
  • Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf, Vintage paperback, $15.00
  • Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig, Riverhead paperback, $16.00
  • The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall, Norton paperback, $15.95
  • The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra, Hogarth paperback, $16.00
  • Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb, Liveright paperback, $14.95
  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, Norton paperback, $15.95
  • Where Rivers Change Directions by Mark Spragg, Riverhead paperback, $16.00
  • The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys, Norton paperback, $16.00

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Ken Sanders' Books for Adults,Ken Sanders Rare Books

Utah and the Mormons

  • At Sword’s Point, Part 2: A Documentary History of the Utah War, 1858-1859 (Kingdom In the West Series) edited by William M. MacKinnon and Will Bagley, Arthur H. Clark Company hardcover, $45.00
  • The Disappearances by Scott Thybony, University of Utah Press paperback, $24.95
  • From Mormon To Mermaid: One Woman’s Voyage From Oppression To Freedom by Lorelei, Murmuring Rocks Publishing paperback, $14.95
  • The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy: Haunting the Hearts and Heaven of Mormon Women and Men by Carol Lynn Pearson, Pivot Point Books paperback, $19.95
  • Glorious In Persecution: Joseph Smith, American Prophet, 1839-1844 by Martha Bradley-Evans, Smith-Pettit Foundation hardcover, $39.95
  • The Polygamy Question edited by Janet Bennion and Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, Utah State University Press paperback, $34.95
  • Secret Combinations: Evidence of Early Mormon Counterfeiting by Kathleen Kimball Melonakos, Lyrical Productions paperback, $19.95
  • Utah and the Great War: The Beehive State and the World War I Experience edited by Allen Kent Powell, University of Utah Press paperback, $24.95


  • Frankenstein, Or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley, Calla Editions hardcover, $40.00
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, Calla Editions hardcover, $30.00
  • Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold by Margaret Atwood, Hogarth hardcover, $25.00
  • Night School by Lee Child, Delacorte Press hardcover, $28.99
  • The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, Calla Editions hardcover, $30.00
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, Calla Editions hardcover, $30.00
  • The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hardcover, $27.00
  • Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving, Calla Editions hardcover, $25.00
  • The Romance of King Arthur and His Nights of the Round Table by Sir Thomas Malory, Calla Editions hardcover, $45.00
  • Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allen Poe, Calla Editions hardcover, $40.00

Poetry and Plays

  • Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Calla Editions hardcover, $40.00
  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, Calla Editions hardcover, $25.00
  • Leavings by Wendell Berry, Counterpoint Press hardcover, $23.00
  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Calla Editions hardcover, $40.00
  • The Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, Calla Editions hardcover, $30.00
  • Tales From Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, Calla Editions hardcover $40.00
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Calla Editions hardcover, $40.00
  • Who Is the Dancer, What Is the Dance: Six Days On the Colorado River Thru Cataract Canyon by Alex Caldiero, Saltfront paperback, $13.95


  • Si Lewen’s Parade: An Artist’s Odyssey edited by Art Spiegelman, Abrams hardcover, $40.00
  • White Collar: A Novel In Linocuts by Giacomo Patri, Dover hardcover, $24.95
  • Wine of Your Own Make, Volume I by Joshua Erickson, self-published paperback, $10.00

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Catherine Weller's Books for Adults, Weller Book Works

  • Absolutely on Music: Conversations by Haruki Murakami and Seji Ozawa, Knopf hardcover, $27.95
  • Against Everything: Essays by Mark Greif, Pantheon Books hardcover, $28.95
  • Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan. Viking hardcover, $26.00
  • Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer et al, Workman Publishing hardcover, $35.00
  • Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hardcover, $35.00
  • Gamblers Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem, Doubleday hardcover, $27.95
  • Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel, Viking hardcover, $30.00
  • How to Bake Everything: Simple Recipes for the Best Baking by Mark Bittman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hardcover, $35.00
  • How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS by David France, Knopf hardcover, $30.00
  • Lion in the Living Room: How Housecats Tamed Us and Took Over the World by Abigail Tucker, Simon and Schuster hardcover, $26.00
  • Mapping the Four Corners: Narrating the Hayden Survey of 1875 by Robert S. McPherson, University of Oklahoma Press hardcover, $29.95
  • Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada, New Directions paperback, $16.95
  • Mister Monkey by Francine Prose, Harper hardcover, $26.99
  • Moonglow by Michael Chabon, Harper hardcover, $28.99
  • Names of the Stars: A Life in the Wilds by Pete Fromm, Thomas Dunne Books hardcover, $25.99
  • On Trails: An Exploration by Robert Moor, Simon and Schuster hardcover, $25.00
  • Plant: Exploring the Botanical World, Phaidon Press hardcover, $59.95
  • This Annoying Life: A Mindless Coloring Book for the Highly Stressed by Oslo Davis, Chronicle Books paperback, $12.95
  • Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear… and Why by Sady Doyle, Melville House hardcover, $25.99
  • Victoria the Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire by Julia Baird, Random House hardcover, $35.00

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Catherine Weller's Books for Children, Weller Book Works

  • Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Animal Infographics by Steve Jenkins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hardcover, $17.99
  • Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis, Candlewick Press hardcover, $16.99
  • Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier. Graphix paperback, $10.99
  • Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Hatem Aly, Dutton hardcover, $17.99
  • Lost House: A Seek and Find Book by B.B. Cronin, Viking Books for Young Readers hardcover, $18.99
  • Scythe by Neal Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers hardcover, $18.99
  • Sun is Also a Star by Niccola Yoon, Delacorte Press hardcover, $18.99
  • They All Saw a Cat by Brendand Wenzel, Chronicle Books hardcover, $16.99
  • Way Things Work Now by David Macaulay, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers hardcover, $35.00

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Betsy Burton's Books for Children, The King's English

Children's Picture Books

  • I Went Walking by Sue Williams, illustrated by Julie Vivas, Harcourt board-book, $6.95
  • They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel Chronicle hardcover, $16.99
  • Refuge by Anne Booth and Sam Usher, Little Brown hardcover, $15.99
  • Du Iz Talk? by Carson Ellis, Candlewick hardcover, $16.99

Chapter Books

  • The Inquisitor’s Tale by Hatem Aly, Dutton hardcover, $17.99
  • Moo by Sharon Creech, Harper hardcover, $16.99
  • Gertie’s Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley, Farrar Strauss Giroux hardcover, $16.99

Children’s Nonfiction

  • I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley, Simon & Schuster hardcover, $17.99
  • Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hardcover, $18.99

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Ken Sanders’ Books for Children, Ken Sanders Rare Books

Children’s (Beginning Readers)

  • Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss, Random House hardcover, $8.00 (used price)
  • Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Loebel, HarperCollins paperback, $4.00 (used price)
  • If I Ran the Circus by Dr. Seuss, Random House hardcover, $10.00 (used price)
  • I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew by Dr. Seuss, Random House hardcover, $10.00 (used price)
  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, Random House hardcover, $10.00 (used price)
  • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss, Random House hardcover, $8.00 (used price)
  • The Other Way to Listen by Byrd Baylor, Aladdin paperback, $5.00 (used price)
  • The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss, Random House hardcover, $10.00 (used price)
  • There is a Bird On Your Head (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems, Hyperion hardcover, $8.00 (used price)
  • The Way to Start a Day by Byrd Baylor, Aladdin paperback, $5.00 (used price)

Children’s (Intermediate)

  • Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery, Bantam paperback, $4.00 (used price)
  • The Arabian Nights: Their Best Known Tales by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora A. Smith, Easton Press hardcover, $50.00 (used price)
  • An Arthur Rackham Christmas: A Christmas Carol and the Night Before Christmas by Charles Dickens and Clement Clarke Moore, Calla Editions hardcover, $30.00
  • At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald, Easton Press hardcover, $85.00 (used price)
  • The Black Stallion by Walter Farley, Easton Press hardcover, $150.00 (used price)
  • The Borrowers by Mary Norton, Harcourt Brace paperback, $4.00 (used price)
  • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, HarperCollins, $4.00 (used price)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, Penguin paperback, $30.00 (used price)
  • The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander paperback, $30.00 (used price)
  • Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame, Wordsworth paperback, $4.00 (used price)
  • From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg, Dell paperback, $4.00 (used price)
  • The Golden Age by Kenneth Grahame, Wordsworth paperback, $4.00 (used price)
  • The Golden Key by George MacDonald, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $5.00 (used price)
  • The Great Brain by John Fitzgerald, Dial paperback, $5.00 (used price)
  • Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, Dell paperback $5.00 (used price)
  • The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks, HarperCollins paperback, $4.00 (used price)
  • The Knave of Hearts by Louise Saunders, Calla Editions hardcover, $30.00
  • The Jungle Book by Joseph Rudyard Kipling, Calla Editions hardcover, $30.00
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, Easton Press hardcover, $75.00 (used price)
  • The Light Princess by George MacDonald, Square Fish paperback, $5.00 (used price)
  • The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Scholastic, $20.00 (used price)
  • Many Waters by Madeleine L’Engle, Bantam Doubleday Dell paperback, $5.00 (used price)
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl, puffin paperback, $4.00 (used price)
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson, Scholastic paperback, $4.00 (used price)
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M. Barrie, Calla Editions hardcover, $40.00
  • The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald, Puffin Classics paperback, $5.00 (used price)
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald, Easton Press hardcover, $100.00 (used price)
  • The Secret of Terror Castle (Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators Series) by Alfred Hitchcock paperback, $4.00 (used price)
  • The Ship That Sailed to Mars by William Timlin, Calla Editions hardcover, $40.00
  • The Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek by Evelyn Lampman, Purple House Press hardcover, $5.00 (used price)
  • The Shy Stegosaurus of Indian Springs by Evelyn Lampman, Doubleday, $15.00 (used price)
  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle, Bantam Doubleday Dell paperback, $5.00 (used price)
  • Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship by Victor Appleton, Grosset 7 Dunlap hardcover, $8.00 (used price)
  • The Twits by Roald Dahl, Puffin paperback, $4.00 (used price)
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls, Dell paperback, $4.00 (used price)
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, HarperCollins hardcover, $10.00 (used price)
  • A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle, Bantam Doubleday Dell paperback, $5.00 (used price)
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, Puffin Classics paperback, $4.00 (used price)
  • The Witches by Roald Dahl, Puffin paperback, $4.00 (used price)
  • The Wizard of Oz Books, Books of Wonder Series (15-Volume Set) by L. Frank Baum, Harper Collins hardcover, $300.00 (used price)
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, Bantam Doubleday Dell paperback, $5.00 (used price)
  • The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Scholastic paperback, $4.00 (used price)

Fairy Tales

  •  Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books of Many Colors (12-Volume Set) edited by Andrew Lang, the Folio Society hardcover, $2,500.00 (used price)
  • East of the Sun and West of the Moon illustrated by Kay Nielson, Easton Press hardcover, $75.00 (used price)
  • Edmund Dulac’s Fairy-Book by Edmund Dulac, Easton Press hardcover, $40.00 (used price)
  • The Everyday Fairy Book by Anna Alice Chapin, Easton Press hardcover, $50.00 (used price)
  • Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens, Easton Press hardcover, $90.00 (used price)
  • Princess Badour: A Tale From the Arabian Nights by Laurence Housman, Easton Press hardcover, $40.00 (used price)
  • The Sleeping Beauty illustrated by Arthur Rackham, Calla Editions hardcover, $25
  • The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales From the Old French by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Easton Press hardcover, $75.00 (used price)
  • The Story of the Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle, Easton Press hardcover, $75.00 (used price)
  • The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Other Fairy Tales by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Calla Editions hardcover, $40.00

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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.