4th Annual Creepy Concert

Come goblins, witches, and fantastical characters to play in our event. This year we are holding the 4th Annual Creepy Concert NOT at the Book Table but instead at the Red Balloon Concert Hall. Sign up your students, yourself, and your friends.

Costumes are preferred, spooky music optional! Come for a screaming fun time! Performers will be grouped into 45 minute sessions (so you don’t have to stay the whole time!)

What: The Creepy Concert
When: Saturday, October 24                                                                                                     Times: 12:00-12:45 / 1:00-1:45 / 2:00-2:45
Where: The Red Balloon Concert Hall
Who: Anyone! All ages, all instruments.

You can sign up by emailing music.booktable@gmail.com, in-store, or call us at 435-752-3055. Registration closes Oct. 22, so be sure to get a spot! It is $2.00 each participant to sign up. See you there!

Children’s Books About Leaves and Autumn

Autumn is coming and the leaves are changing. Here are some fun books to get you and your kids in the mood for this fun upcoming season.

Leaves by David Ezra Stein

This simple, charming story of a young bear’s first autumn is perfectly suited to board book format. Bear is surprised when the leaves start falling off the trees, but when he tries to reattach them, it doesn’t work.

Eventually, he gets sleepy, and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, it’s spring-and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around, seeming to welcome him.

With its childlike main character and graceful illustrations, Leaves is a great way to teach the youngest children about the changing seasons.

Fancy Nancy and the Fall Foliage
by Jane O’Connor

Fancy Nancy loves fall–the fashion, the weather, and especially the colors of the leaves! As Fancy Nancy helps Mom and Dad rake up, she gets a stupendous idea to do something unique with the most beautiful leaves she has found.

Join Nancy as she celebrates the changing of the seasons in this storybook adventure–complete with a fabulous set of stickers!

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one’s quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man’s got to go where the wind blows.

With illustrations made from actual fall leaves and die-cut pages on every spread that reveal gorgeous landscape vistas, here is a playful, whimsical, and evocative book that celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children.

Ruby’s Falling Leaves by Rosemary Wells

Ruby is determined to have the best leaf-collection in the whole class! So, when Max builds a giant pile of leaves, Ruby thinks he is trying to help. But Max’s leaves aren’t for collecting–they’re for jumping in!

Based on the hit animated series on Nick Jr., this book features golden foil leaves on the cover and is full of color.

Who Was? What Was? and Where Is?

With over 70 titles and more each year, Penguin’s Who Was? What Was? and Where Is? series makes learning history fun! Each book offers a detailed account of an important historical event or famous figure’s life.

Who Was…

The exciting range of people featured (including musicians and current figures) will motivate readers, and the illustrations will keep interest levels high.

These illustrated biographies provide a lot of great information about fascinating figures in history (and current figures too) while still providing entertainment through the short chapters and illustrations.

What Was…

These books tell you a lot about interesting historic events! They captivate young readers with interesting facts, compelling anecdotes, black-and-white illustrations, and photographs of historic events and places. Timelines and bibliographies enhance readers’ understanding of each event. Perfect for readers who are beyond easy-to-read but not quite ready for long, detailed nonfiction.

Where Is…

New this year are the “Where Is” books. These books tell you all about where certain landmarks, residences, monuments, and historical sites are in a fun way for kids to understand and love.

Our amazing General Books manager has brought it a bunch of these fun, children’s history books and we couldn’t be more excited! Come stop by and check them out!

Fall 2015 General Conference

General Conference is approaching next weekend and we have put together a display in our LDS Department just for you! It is full of books: some written by the General Authorities and their families, some all about Conference, and some newly released books that are just wonderful, including:

Truths Most Knowing by Boyd K. Packer

Truths Most Worth KnowingAn Apostle’s Witness is a rare and precious gift in today’s world. And the testimony of President Boyd K. Packer, developed over the course of more than fifty years as a General Authority, is filled with wisdom and understanding.

“All knowledge is not necessarily of equal value,” President Packer reminds us. In this timely book, he speaks of truths that “can be crucial to happiness as well as to exaltation.” These are truths “most worth knowing,” and they are essential to our progress in mortality and throughout eternity.

“The most important truth,” writes President Packer, “is, of course, my witness of Jesus Christ.” The stories, experiences, and principles he shares in this volume bear powerful witness of that greatest truth of all.

Witnesses of Christ by Jerry H. Houck

Discover the men beneath the mantle. This comprehensive book features biographical portraits of all 82 modern-day Apostles. With little-known stories and all the facts, you can get to know these devoted men as you never have before. Perfect as a reference for seminary, Sunday School, family home evening, and personal scripture study, this book brings Church history to life.

Men of Character by Lloyd D Newell

Men of Character: Profiles of 100 Prominent LDS MenFor generations, prophets have extolled the important role of men in providing for their families, protecting their children, and bettering society. Latter-day Saint men have been and continue to be powerful influences for good in shaping the destiny of future generations.

With this book, we celebrate one hundred noble men in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have accomplished the extraordinary, leaving an indelible mark on history. These are stories about life, love, and a remarkable determination to do one’s best—messages that reveal to the reader that neither happiness nor greatness is found in compromising self, but instead, both are found in reaching toward a higher source. By reaching up, these men have reached out to make a valuable difference.

My Home Can Be a Holy Place by Kristen M. Oaks

My Home Can Be a Holy PlaceLily is a young girl who is helping to make her home a holy place.

Through Lily’s story, told by Kristen M. Oaks and illustrated by award-winning Latter-day Saint artist Dan Burr, we are invited into Lily’s home to share time with her family.

Children will love seeing how Lily and the other children contribute to the spiritual environment of their home through their everyday activities. We seem them praying, working together, eating dinner as a family, reading the scriptures, counseling together to make good decisions, participating in family home evening, sharing the gospel with friends and family, and learning to love one another. They love the Lord and feel His Spirit in their home.

This delightful book shows readers of every age how homes can becomes holy places in which children grow up in the Lord.

The Holy Ghost Can Help by Kristen McKendry

Sage McKenna Lyrica Joy has such a hard time making decisions that she can’t even decide which of her names to go by. But soon she finds out that when you don’t make decisions, others make them for you, and that s not always a good thing. More importantly, she begins to wonder how a person is supposed to know how to choose the right—until her mom teaches her the Holy Ghost can help her decide.

Children and parents will delight in this charming story about making choices, especially the important ones.

New Ty Product!

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I absolutely love Ty; they are the cutest stuffed animals ever with their huge eyes and soft fur. Kids are bound to love these instantly. We just got in a new display of Ty animals including new Ty Beanie Boos. 

Displaying IMG_4859.JPGJust come look for the familiar heart-shaped tag and purchase your own authentic Ty product. Handmade with the finest quality standards in the industry. High quality for a low price!

Come check them out and collect them all!

We Apologize For The Construction

For those of you who come in often, you probably have noticed that our store has been under construction. As some of you know, the recital hall upstairs will no longer be available as it is turning into an office space for our Amazon crew.

Also, the General Books Department has moved more towards the back of the store and the Children’s Department  is now in the center. Our Education Department is currently in the process of moving down to the main floor up by the LDS Department as well as Scrapbooking, where the Children’s Department used to be.

We apologize for any inconvenience and for the little messes around the store. We are working to make your shopping experience more convenient in the future. If you have any questions while in the store please ask a customer service associate or department manager; we are always happy to help!

Roald Dahl Day is Tomorrow!

We thought it would be a fun idea to do a post all about Roald Dahl because tomorrow, Sunday the 13th, is Roald Dahl Day!

I am a pretty big fan of his; he has some pretty incredible books! Here are just a few that we carry! Come stop by the store today to see all of his books!

James and the Giant Peach

  When magic touches an old peach tree, strange things start happening.  A giant peach grows as large as a house, and when James crawls inside, the adventure begins.

Mischief and Mayhem

Professional tricksters put your cunning to the test. Inside this wicked little book you’ll find step-by-step instructions for making mischief and mayhem as well as outrageous jokes, fiendish quizzes, and a few smelly surprises.

Danny and the Champion of the World

Danny has a life any boy would love—his home is a gypsy caravan, he’s the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. But one night Danny discovers a shocking secret that his father has kept hidden for years. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible plot ever attempted against nasty Victor Hazell, a wealthy landowner with a bad attitude. Can they pull it off? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world.

The Witches

This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches.

Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There’s nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma’s stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!


The Big Friendly Giant is one of Dahls most lovable characters. Whether galloping off with Sophie nestled next to his ear; speaking his delightful, jumbled, squib-fangled patois; or whizzpopping for the Queen, he leaves an indelible impression of bigheartedness.


Matilda, a brilliant, sensitive little girl, uses her talents and ingenuity to seek revenge on her crooked father, lazy mother, and the terrifying Miss Trunchbull, her wicked headmistress, and save her beloved teacher, Miss Honey.

FREE GAME NIGHT — September 12th

The book table is having another game night! Join us for this FUN and FREE event!

Learn how to play games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, and so much more!!

Join us September 12th starting at 6:00 PM here at the Book Table.

There will not only be free game playing, but there will also be treats, raffles, and more! Make sure to invite your family and friends and come have a good time! You don’t want to miss this!!

Labor Day Store Hours 2015

In observance of the holiday, we will hold special hours on:

Monday September 7, 2015. 

We will be open 12 pm-6 pm.

Thank you for your continued support, and have a safe holiday!

What We Are Reading — Fall 2015

When we aren’t working, the employees at the Book Table love to read! Here are some of the recent books that we’ve lost ourselves in.


The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

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This book is about a princess and her kingdom, a betrayal of a friend, true love, and the meeting of new people. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

Kellie’s Reading…

My Story by Elizabeth Smart and Chris Stewart

Displaying IMG_8042.JPGThis book was all about Elizabeth Smart’s journey as she was kidnapped, repeatedly raped, starved, and then rescued nine months later. It was a very interesting read and it was easy for me to get into and read for hours.

I enjoyed reading this book because it helped me to appreciate what I have more and to gain a greater respect for Elizabeth Smart. She wrote a lot about her faith and religion and how it helped her through everything that happened to her. She wrote about the miracles that she saw while she was gone. I now look up to Elizabeth Smart more than before and I admire her for her solid testimony and the strong, genuine person that she is. I really enjoyed this book and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about Elizabeth Smart and the things that she went through.

Heidi’s Reading…

The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth.

Displaying IMG_8041.JPGThe trilogy consists of Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four, which includes five short stories from the trilogy in Tobias Eaton’s perspective. Divergent takes place in a future chicago where the citizens are separated into 5 different factions according to their personalities. This is believed to allow peace in the city. Beatrice Prior, an abnegation born and Dauntless transfer, discovers she is Divergent.

After losing loved ones, she is determined to fight against the faction system, discover secrets, and find a better way to live. Each book is filled with adventure, mysteries, romance, and secrets. I loved reading this series! I would recommend it to everyone!

 Kourtney’s READING…

The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak

Displaying IMG_5068.JPGSometimes when you are super busy and you don’t have a lot of time to read a novel, a great children’s book will do just fine.

I seriously love this book. You might think that a picture book with no pictures would be boring. You might also think that someone who wrote the adult-centric comedy of television’s The Office wouldn’t be able to hit the sweet spot with preschoolers. You would be wrong.

If you need a good quick children’s book to read that will give you a laugh, this one is perfect! This is one book you can’t read in your head though; the best way to read it is to say everything aloud. This is a book that kids will absolutely love!