That’s what Neil Gaiman wrote in American Gods: “What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.”
Believe it or not, The Book Bungalow is the only bookstore in Southwest Utah offering only new books and all the events associated with literary life. We have wonderful libraries in St. George and surrounding communities, but even libraries can only do so much. There used to be a used bookstore in town that provided a valuable service, but it closed a year after we opened in 2018. Now you would have to travel at least a half hour to find one in either Hurricane or Cedar City, and besides, they don't offer the same kind of opportunity to bring readers and writers together
The Book Bungalow wants to do just that--serve as a meeting ground for book lovers and artists, as well as musicians and actors. We want to instill a love of reading and literature in our youngest citizens and watch them grow up and bring their own children to our store. We want to forge strong bonds within our own community and draw in residents of Santa Clara, Ivins, Washington, and beyond. Indeed, we aim to be the literary soul of Southwest Utah.