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Speaking on Business: The King’s English

The King’s English in Salt Lake City remains a place where readers of all ages can find almost any book and leave the store with it in hand.

Chris Redgrave Feb 22, 2019


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

Independent booksellers play an important role in the local community – as a place people can gather, and by introducing and supporting new writers. After 40 plus years in business, The King’s English is an iconic part of Utah’s indie book scene.

The King’s English in Salt Lake City remains a place where readers of all ages can find almost any book and leave the store with it in hand. Under the leadership of founder Betsy Burton and business partner Anne Holman, the team of 25 employees knows most customers by name and is proud to welcome all of us into the store. This has grown a loyal customer base, now serving the third generation from their customers they helped when the store first opened in 1977. They also established a program so you can download eBooks and listen to audiobooks.

They’re active with book clubs and Local First. The King’s English sponsors book fairs up and down the Wasatch Front, and they’ve brought hundreds of authors to Utah to do readings and book signings in store, not to mention visit schools and other venues. One of their current initiatives is working with Salt Lake County to put books into the hands of kids recovering from major sickness or trauma.

Check them out online at www.thekingsenglish.com.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

The King’s English
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
801-484-9100

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