Events for Book Readings and Signings

Weber Pathways presents an evening with Gary Ferguson

Weber Pathways is excited to feature award winning writer Gary Ferguson at this year's 15th annual Author Dinner. This exciting event will be held Friday, Feburary 23rdh at The Timbermine. “Presentation: “Promise of the Wild, The Carry Home.” Over the past twenty five years Gary has traveled thousands of miles down the rivers, trails and back roads of North America: trekking 500 miles through Yellowstone to write Walking Down the Wild (Simon & Schuster), wandering through the seasons with the first 14 wolves released into Yellowstone National Park for The Yellowstone Wolves: The First Year (Globe Pequot), spending a season in the field at a wilderness therapy program for the best-selling Shouting at the Sky (St. Martin’s Press). “I began my writing career by exploring the tracks humans have left in nature,” he says. “Now I’m mostly interested in the tracks nature leaves in us.” Gary’s lively keynote presentations – each tailored to a specific audience – celebrate how science, myth, psychology and cultural history shape our thoughts and experiences of the natural world. He has written for a variety of publications, from Vanity Fair to The Los Angeles Times. He’s also author of 22 books on science and nature, including the award-winning Hawks Rest, published by National Geographic Adventure Press. Gary is a keynote presenter at conservation and outdoor education gatherings around the country, and is currently on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop Masters of Fine Arts program, at Pacific Lutheran University.


Guest Author Bobbie Pyron

Fans of classic animal stories like Pax and A Dog’s Way Home will howl over the heartwarming adventures of a coyote pup lost in New York City. Brimming with curiosity, Trouble can’t wait to explore the world beyond Singing Creek. So one morning the coyote pup stows away in the back of a truck and ends up lost in the heart of New York City. While Trouble misses his siblings, he quickly makes friends in Central Park’s Ramble: a prankster crow, a timid opossum, and a poetic poodle. Before long, he goes from howling for home to wondering if he could make a life in the city forever. But when word gets out that a coyote is running wild on city streets, Trouble must choose between the risks of being caught and the dangers of a long journey home. ‚Äč Inspired by true stories, this accessible read from the award-winning author of A Dog’s Way Home will resonate with anyone who’s ever felt torn between the longing for adventure and the call of home. An appendix with real accounts of wild animals trapped in the city adds to the fun! Join us Saturday afternoon, February 24th, as we welcome author Bobbie Pyron to our store to read from, answer questions about, and sign copies of her heartwarming new book A Pup Called Trouble. This event will begin at 2:00 p.m.


Willy Vlautin reads and signs Don't Skip Out On Me!

Weller Book Works is thrilled to welcome Willy Vlautin, as he reads and signs his new book, DON'T SKIP OUT ON ME! He's even going to play a little music! A moving story about a man’s search for belonging in all the wrong places, DON’T SKIP OUT ON ME is an understated yet powerful exploration of identity and loneliness pulled from deep within America’s soul. Publishing for the first time in hardcover, award-winning author Willy Vlautin follows in the footsteps of his earlier beloved novels, delivering another emotionally raw tale of a tragic and beautiful life. His most recent novel, The Free, was a #1 Indie Next pick, and the movie adaptation of his 2010 novel Lean on Pete—which debuted at this year’s Venice Film Festival to critical acclaim—will be released nationwide on February 16, 2018. Vlautin’s band Richmond Fontaine has created a soundtrack, which is included on CD here and will be available for download with finished books, that perfectly evokes the spirit and setting of this stunning and heartbreaking new novel. Horace Hopper has spent most of his life on a Nevada sheep ranch, but dreams of something bigger. Mr. and Mrs. Reese, the aging ranchers, took him in after his parents abandoned him and treated him like a son, intending to someday leave the ranch in his hands. But Horace, ashamed of not only his half-Paiute, half-Irish heritage but also the fact that his parents didn’t want him, feels as if he doesn’t truly belong on the ranch, or anywhere. Knowing that he needs to make a name for himself, Horace leaves behind the only loving home he has ever known for Tucson, where he can prove his worth as a championship boxer. But to become a champion, Horace has to change not just the way he eats, trains, and thinks—he has to change who he is. Reinventing himself as Hector Hidalgo, a scrappy Mexican fighter whose family fled the violence of the drug cartels for the safety of the Nevada mountains, Horace begins training and entering fights. His journey brings him as far as Texas, Salt Lake City, and the boxing rings of Mexico, pitting him against bigger and better fighters as his reputation grows. But though his new life in the city means he is constantly surrounded by people, Horace grows more and more isolated, withdrawing into himself as he struggles with the pain of his boxing injuries and his loneliness. Back in Nevada, Mr. Reese is struggling to hold onto a life that is no longer sustainable. At seventy-two years old and without Horace’s help, he is unable to keep up with the demands of his ranch, but also unable to give up the only life he knows. He longs to bring Horace back home, but knows that the boy must be allowed to follow his own path. As the emotional and physical toll of Horace’s fights begins to catch up with him, he retreats farther and farther away from the Reeses and his old life. Unable to walk back into his tiny Nevada town a failure, Horace ends up on the streets of Las Vegas, lonelier and more desperate than ever. Mr. Reese catches up with him there, and in their poignant reunion Horace finally realizes that he can’t change who he is or outrun his destiny. A beautiful, wrenching portrait of a downtrodden man, DON’T SKIP OUT ON ME narrates the struggle to find one’s place in a vast and lonely world with profound tenderness, and will make you consider those around you—and yourself—differently. Willy Vlautin is the author of THE FREE, LEAN ON PETE, NORTHLINE, and THE MOTEL LIFE. He is the singer and songwriter of the band Richmond Fontaine and a member of the band The Delines. He lives outside Portland, Oregon. For more on Willy Vlautin, visit: http://www.willyvlautin.com/


Willy Vlautin reads and signs Don't Skip Out On Me!

Weller Book Works is thrilled to welcome Willy Vlautin, as he reads and signs his new book, DON'T SKIP OUT ON ME! He's even going to play a little music! A moving story about a man’s search for belonging in all the wrong places, DON’T SKIP OUT ON ME is an understated yet powerful exploration of identity and loneliness pulled from deep within America’s soul. Publishing for the first time in hardcover, award-winning author Willy Vlautin follows in the footsteps of his earlier beloved novels, delivering another emotionally raw tale of a tragic and beautiful life. His most recent novel, The Free, was a #1 Indie Next pick, and the movie adaptation of his 2010 novel Lean on Pete—which debuted at this year’s Venice Film Festival to critical acclaim—will be released nationwide on February 16, 2018. Vlautin’s band Richmond Fontaine has created a soundtrack, which is included on CD here and will be available for download with finished books, that perfectly evokes the spirit and setting of this stunning and heartbreaking new novel. Horace Hopper has spent most of his life on a Nevada sheep ranch, but dreams of something bigger. Mr. and Mrs. Reese, the aging ranchers, took him in after his parents abandoned him and treated him like a son, intending to someday leave the ranch in his hands. But Horace, ashamed of not only his half-Paiute, half-Irish heritage but also the fact that his parents didn’t want him, feels as if he doesn’t truly belong on the ranch, or anywhere. Knowing that he needs to make a name for himself, Horace leaves behind the only loving home he has ever known for Tucson, where he can prove his worth as a championship boxer. But to become a champion, Horace has to change not just the way he eats, trains, and thinks—he has to change who he is. Reinventing himself as Hector Hidalgo, a scrappy Mexican fighter whose family fled the violence of the drug cartels for the safety of the Nevada mountains, Horace begins training and entering fights. His journey brings him as far as Texas, Salt Lake City, and the boxing rings of Mexico, pitting him against bigger and better fighters as his reputation grows. But though his new life in the city means he is constantly surrounded by people, Horace grows more and more isolated, withdrawing into himself as he struggles with the pain of his boxing injuries and his loneliness. Back in Nevada, Mr. Reese is struggling to hold onto a life that is no longer sustainable. At seventy-two years old and without Horace’s help, he is unable to keep up with the demands of his ranch, but also unable to give up the only life he knows. He longs to bring Horace back home, but knows that the boy must be allowed to follow his own path. As the emotional and physical toll of Horace’s fights begins to catch up with him, he retreats farther and farther away from the Reeses and his old life. Unable to walk back into his tiny Nevada town a failure, Horace ends up on the streets of Las Vegas, lonelier and more desperate than ever. Mr. Reese catches up with him there, and in their poignant reunion Horace finally realizes that he can’t change who he is or outrun his destiny. A beautiful, wrenching portrait of a downtrodden man, DON’T SKIP OUT ON ME narrates the struggle to find one’s place in a vast and lonely world with profound tenderness, and will make you consider those around you—and yourself—differently. Willy Vlautin is the author of THE FREE, LEAN ON PETE, NORTHLINE, and THE MOTEL LIFE. He is the singer and songwriter of the band Richmond Fontaine and a member of the band The Delines. He lives outside Portland, Oregon. For more on Willy Vlautin, visit: http://www.willyvlautin.com/


Willy Vlautin reads and signs Don't Skip Out On Me!

Weller Book Works is thrilled to welcome Willy Vlautin, as he reads and signs his new book, DON'T SKIP OUT ON ME! He's even going to play a little music! A moving story about a man’s search for belonging in all the wrong places, DON’T SKIP OUT ON ME is an understated yet powerful exploration of identity and loneliness pulled from deep within America’s soul. Publishing for the first time in hardcover, award-winning author Willy Vlautin follows in the footsteps of his earlier beloved novels, delivering another emotionally raw tale of a tragic and beautiful life. His most recent novel, The Free, was a #1 Indie Next pick, and the movie adaptation of his 2010 novel Lean on Pete—which debuted at this year’s Venice Film Festival to critical acclaim—will be released nationwide on February 16, 2018. Vlautin’s band Richmond Fontaine has created a soundtrack, which is included on CD here and will be available for download with finished books, that perfectly evokes the spirit and setting of this stunning and heartbreaking new novel. Horace Hopper has spent most of his life on a Nevada sheep ranch, but dreams of something bigger. Mr. and Mrs. Reese, the aging ranchers, took him in after his parents abandoned him and treated him like a son, intending to someday leave the ranch in his hands. But Horace, ashamed of not only his half-Paiute, half-Irish heritage but also the fact that his parents didn’t want him, feels as if he doesn’t truly belong on the ranch, or anywhere. Knowing that he needs to make a name for himself, Horace leaves behind the only loving home he has ever known for Tucson, where he can prove his worth as a championship boxer. But to become a champion, Horace has to change not just the way he eats, trains, and thinks—he has to change who he is. Reinventing himself as Hector Hidalgo, a scrappy Mexican fighter whose family fled the violence of the drug cartels for the safety of the Nevada mountains, Horace begins training and entering fights. His journey brings him as far as Texas, Salt Lake City, and the boxing rings of Mexico, pitting him against bigger and better fighters as his reputation grows. But though his new life in the city means he is constantly surrounded by people, Horace grows more and more isolated, withdrawing into himself as he struggles with the pain of his boxing injuries and his loneliness. Back in Nevada, Mr. Reese is struggling to hold onto a life that is no longer sustainable. At seventy-two years old and without Horace’s help, he is unable to keep up with the demands of his ranch, but also unable to give up the only life he knows. He longs to bring Horace back home, but knows that the boy must be allowed to follow his own path. As the emotional and physical toll of Horace’s fights begins to catch up with him, he retreats farther and farther away from the Reeses and his old life. Unable to walk back into his tiny Nevada town a failure, Horace ends up on the streets of Las Vegas, lonelier and more desperate than ever. Mr. Reese catches up with him there, and in their poignant reunion Horace finally realizes that he can’t change who he is or outrun his destiny. A beautiful, wrenching portrait of a downtrodden man, DON’T SKIP OUT ON ME narrates the struggle to find one’s place in a vast and lonely world with profound tenderness, and will make you consider those around you—and yourself—differently. Willy Vlautin is the author of THE FREE, LEAN ON PETE, NORTHLINE, and THE MOTEL LIFE. He is the singer and songwriter of the band Richmond Fontaine and a member of the band The Delines. He lives outside Portland, Oregon. For more on Willy Vlautin, visit: http://www.willyvlautin.com/


Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell their Tales

Dr. E. Patrick Johnson will be speaking about the topic above, anyone welcome to come. The  2017-2018: Bastian Foundations Diversity Lecture Series: Navigating Spaces: culture, climate, and Conflict presents Dr E Patrick Johnson.  He will speak on "Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell their Tales.


Steven and Ben Richardson present A 3-D TOUR OF LATTER-DAY SAINT HISTORY

Wellers is pleased to welcome Steven and Ben Richardson as they read from and sign A 3-D Tour of Latter-day Saint History! In 1904, Brigham H. Roberts published The Latter-day Saints’ Tour from Palmyra, New York, to Salt Lake City: Through the Stereoscope, hoping to highlight the accomplishments of his people in building up a new Zion despite a history of hardship. Gathering a series of thirty-eight stereoscopic images, Roberts guided the reader through three-dimensional photos of the faith’s most notable prophet-leaders and historic church sites. From Joseph Smith’s childhood home through Nauvoo and eventually to Salt Lake City, Roberts invited readers to celebrate the LDS role in American History. In this new edition, editors Steven and Ben Richardson compile Roberts’s original text and images and present them in stereoscopic 3-D with accompanying red/cyan glasses, allowing a new generation of readers to experience Roberts’s tour. Follow the Latter-day Saints from Palmyra to Salt Lake, each stop accompanied by a 3-D image and Roberts’s accessible and timeless storytelling expertise. The perfect addition to the library of every LDS or Utah historian, A 3-D Tour of Latter-day Saint History brings Roberts’s love of history back to life. Roberts was a prominent LDS teacher, editor, historian, and politician. He served the church in a number of ways, but is most often remembered for his six-volume Comprehensive History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The original stereoscopic book was published in 1904. Steven L. Richardson is a BYU graduate, life-long 3-D enthusiast, and veteran map-maker of thirty-six years. After retiring as a geotechnical analyst, he began his own cartography company, 2i3D Stereo Imaging, where he applies computer-graphic programming to 3-D map making, assisted by his son, Benjamin M. Richardson. Previous works include their 3-D Atlas of the Salt Lake Valley’s Tri-Canyon Area, and 3-D Atlas of Zion National Park.


Steven and Ben Richardson present A 3-D TOUR OF LATTER-DAY SAINT HISTORY

Wellers is pleased to welcome Steven and Ben Richardson as they read from and sign A 3-D Tour of Latter-day Saint History! In 1904, Brigham H. Roberts published The Latter-day Saints’ Tour from Palmyra, New York, to Salt Lake City: Through the Stereoscope, hoping to highlight the accomplishments of his people in building up a new Zion despite a history of hardship. Gathering a series of thirty-eight stereoscopic images, Roberts guided the reader through three-dimensional photos of the faith’s most notable prophet-leaders and historic church sites. From Joseph Smith’s childhood home through Nauvoo and eventually to Salt Lake City, Roberts invited readers to celebrate the LDS role in American History. In this new edition, editors Steven and Ben Richardson compile Roberts’s original text and images and present them in stereoscopic 3-D with accompanying red/cyan glasses, allowing a new generation of readers to experience Roberts’s tour. Follow the Latter-day Saints from Palmyra to Salt Lake, each stop accompanied by a 3-D image and Roberts’s accessible and timeless storytelling expertise. The perfect addition to the library of every LDS or Utah historian, A 3-D Tour of Latter-day Saint History brings Roberts’s love of history back to life. Roberts was a prominent LDS teacher, editor, historian, and politician. He served the church in a number of ways, but is most often remembered for his six-volume Comprehensive History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The original stereoscopic book was published in 1904. Steven L. Richardson is a BYU graduate, life-long 3-D enthusiast, and veteran map-maker of thirty-six years. After retiring as a geotechnical analyst, he began his own cartography company, 2i3D Stereo Imaging, where he applies computer-graphic programming to 3-D map making, assisted by his son, Benjamin M. Richardson. Previous works include their 3-D Atlas of the Salt Lake Valley’s Tri-Canyon Area, and 3-D Atlas of Zion National Park.


Guest Author Chad Anderson

Chad Anderson grew up gay in a large Mormon family. After years of trying to conform to religious standards, which promised a cure for homosexuality, he married and had children before finally coming out of the closet. Gay Mormon Dad is his story of finally learning to love himself in a complicated world. Chad currently resides with his two sons in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he works as a social worker and a writer. Join us in welcoming Chad Anderson to The Printed Garden to read from, answer questions about, and sign copies of his new book Gay Mormon Dad: A Memoir. This event begins at 7:00 p.m.


Guest Author Chad Anderson

Chad Anderson grew up gay in a large Mormon family. After years of trying to conform to religious standards, which promised a cure for homosexuality, he married and had children before finally coming out of the closet. Gay Mormon Dad is his story of finally learning to love himself in a complicated world. Chad currently resides with his two sons in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he works as a social worker and a writer. Join us in welcoming Chad Anderson to The Printed Garden to read from, answer questions about, and sign copies of his new book Gay Mormon Dad: A Memoir. This event begins at 7:00 p.m.