I got this email today. For those of you familiar with Benchmark Books, you’ll find this to be great news and the new website looks great. In fact, has been a lot of moving and shaking among Salt Lake bookstores recently. Ken Sanders is also remodeling, Eborn is moving into Sam Wellers’ old location, and Wellers has moved. I’ve also heard that B&W is open again after the tragic murder of owner Sherry Black. I’ll bring more info as I can get it, but for now, here’s the Benchmark info:
Dear Benchmark Books Customers:
This is our 25th year in business and we’re excited to announce the expansion of our store. We are enlarging our main book floor area, adding a rare book room, re-carpeting the store, designating several parking spaces in the east lot exclusively for our customers, and finally posting a sign with our name in front of the building. That’s the good and exciting news! Unfortunately, to accomplish all that, we have to endure some closure time and a bit of the inevitable dust and confusion of moving things around.
Here’s our plan: next week, starting Wednesday, April 18, we will be moving books and fixtures to prepare for carpeting. On that day we anticipate being able to conduct a reduced amount of business while we move (retrieving books on hold, handling limited transactions, etc.), but things may be a bit hectic. We will be closed Thursday, April 18 through Saturday, April 21 and will not be conducting any business, including by phone. We very much regret any inconvenience this may cause, but we want to get as much of this expansion done at one time as possible. After next week, there will still be some additional moving and carpeting, but it should not seriously disrupt business. We ask for your patience but feel it will be well worth it when the project is completed. Our store will have a new and spacious look we think you will enjoy.
Speaking of a new look–check out our new web site (www.benchmarkbooks.com) which isn’t yet finished or as versatile as it’s going to be, but it’s much better than it was. It eventually will have inventory look-up and on-line purchasing capabilities. For now, you can see some of the latest books in Mormon studies that we have or will have and also learn of past and upcoming events such as author signings. (We even have videos you can watch of such events.) You can access our want list (out-of-print books we’re hoping to buy) and also submit requests for LDS books you’re hoping to find, both in-print and out-of-print. As always, feel free to contact us by phone or email with questions or comments.
We very much appreciate your business and the relationships we’ve forged over these many years. Please bear with us for a while as we work hard to make Benchmark Books an even better book-shopping destination and experience.
Watch for future announcements of an open house to celebrate our “new” space and for sales and promotions we’ll be having to celebrate our first 25 years.
3269 S. Main St., Ste. 250
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Hours: Mon. – Fri., 10-6; Sat., 10-5
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