October 24, 2013
by Rob Eckman
Tonight we will be reading The Lorax. Amazingly, when it was first published in 1971, sales of The Lorax were slow. The environmental movement wouldn’t take off for another ten years or so, but Ted Geisel was already telling friends that it was his favorite of his books.
Filled with some of the best Seuss nonsense word–like miff-muffered moof and gruvvulous glove–reading The Lorax out loud is fun when I twist the words, say them slowly, and then watch the eyes of the children grow wide.
But no Seuss word may bring greater giggles, or more reproach, than Thneed, which, as we all know, is A Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need! Don’t remember what a Thneed is? Come on in Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and find out!
August 2, 2012
The mysterious man in stripes has been here!
In fact he just spent the entire month of July in 20 Local First Utah Salt Lake city businesses including The King’s English. The infamous Waldo of the Where’s Waldo books got a great tour of the city.
In celebration of his 25th birthday we held a citywide scavenger hunt for Waldo, starting right here at the bookshop. With the help of 19 other enthusiastic businesses, we challenged kids and families to locate Waldo in some great hiding places across the city and the offered a change to win some fantastic prizes for their detective efforts.
Congratulations to the winner of our grand prize, announced at the Waldo Finale on July 31.
And a special thanks to the participating stores who harbored the elusive character in their shops:
Mazza Middle Eastern Cuisine
Tony Caputo’s Food Market & Deli
Red Butte Café
The Blue Plate Diner
Cactus and Tropicals
Harmon’s Emigration Market
Eggs in the City
Liberty Heights Fresh
Pipers Quilts and Comforts
Este New York Style Pizzeria
Sugar House Barbeque Company
Walls–Wallpaper and Interior Design Shop
Beans and Brews
The Library Store