Graphic for Autism Awareness Month and Arab American Heritage Month

Besides being National Poetry Month, April celebrates two groups of people--those on the Autism Spectrum and Arab Americans--both of which need more acceptance and inclusion and better understanding. Look for special displays in the bookstore to highlight books by authors from both groups or which highlight their influence in history and world and national events.


Flyer for Jennifer Sinor Off Site Events at UTU

(Click on the image above for more details on her books!)


Graphic for April Virtual TED Talk Gathering

(Click on the above image to register and participate in this virtual discussion at 7 pm on Thursday, April 18th.)



Graphic for Indie Bookstore Day on April 27, 2024

Make your plans now to visit us on Saturday, April 27th for a chance to buy exclusive items, get books signed in person by 5 different authors, catch a special Story Time at Noon in the Children's Room, and search the store for a special treasure. (Click on the above image for all the details!)

Graphic with pictures of 5 Authors for Indie Bookstore Day

And don't leave without getting your free stamped copy of "The Fellowship of Utah Indie Bookstores" map, with additional new bookstores added since last year. Again, we're offering a $100 gift card to the first customer to begin their Utah bookstore crawl here and then return with all bookstores stamped within a year! 


Graphic for Birdfest Event with Ted Floyd

(Click on image above for more details.)




While the pandemic is over in the United States, supply chain disruptions continue with labor shortages in publisher warehouses, printing capacity limitations, shipping delays, and a host of other issues. So, shop early and shop local--in person or online--then sit back and relax with a good book (or two).

An image of six panels listing 5 top reasons to shop Indie Bookstores, particularly during Amazon's Prime Day sales drive: 1) They promote literacy and creativity; 2) Revenue goes right into your community; 3) Indies are in danger of closing; 4) Meet with real people who sell books for a living; and 5) Attend events with local authors

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More intimate than a big box store or even the library, The Book Bungalow in downtown St. George will help you disconnect, browse, and indulge your senses the old fashioned way--using quiet, a comfortable chair, and your imagination.


If you want speed and discounts, stick with Amazon. Remember, however, that a better experience is worth more. if you want to slow down, explore, and discover new worlds, The Book Bungalow is your perfect refuge. As you find a book, turn the page, and settle into one of our comfy chairs, your body will sigh in relief, grateful for the respite.


Featured Books

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear By Elizabeth Gilbert Cover Image
The Trespasser: A Novel By Tana French Cover Image
Today Will Be Different By Maria Semple Cover Image
Truly Madly Guilty By Liane Moriarty Cover Image
Eileen: A Novel By Ottessa Moshfegh Cover Image

Popular Cookbooks

Fiesta at Rick's: Fabulous Food for Great Times with Friends By Rick Bayless, Deann Groen Bayless (With) Cover Image
Now Eat This!: 150 of America's Favorite Comfort Foods, All Under 350 Calories: A Cookbook By Rocco DiSpirito Cover Image
Giada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and California: A Cookbook By Giada De Laurentiis Cover Image
Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking By Mario Batali Cover Image
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl By Ree Drummond Cover Image
Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking By Pati Jinich Cover Image

Popular Fiction

Bay of Sighs (Guardians Trilogy #2) By Nora Roberts Cover Image
Daughters of the Bride By Susan Mallery Cover Image
Outlander: A Novel By Diana Gabaldon Cover Image
See Me By Nicholas Sparks Cover Image
The Thing About Love By Julie James Cover Image
The Devil's Daughter (Hidden Sins #1) By Katee Robert Cover Image

A Haven From Your Worries

Readers and Writers Now Have a Place to Gather

You can come simply for the books, with new discoveries in almost every genre. You can come to meet as writers or to discuss your latest book club pick. You can participate in writing workshops, poetry readings, kids’ story time, TED Talk discussions, music nights, and author presentations and signings. You can even compare reviews of the latest bestsellers or simply talk books with the Bungalow staff.

A Town Isn’t a Town Without a Bookstore

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.