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Join us for our weekly Thursday activity-  This week - a Fireside with Reid Moon. Book collector/curator & owner of Moon's Rare Books

Thursday, 23 September 2021 - starting at 7:00 pm with potluck dinner @ The Hunter Chase Church Chapel at Traverse Mountain, 2198 Foxtrail Drive, Lehi

7:00 Potluck | 8:00 Fireside | 9:00 Dance & Mingle

Reid Moon: Moon's Rare Books

Reid Moon, graduated from BYU in Provo Utah and after 25 years of running his Moon’s Rare Books store in Dallas Texas, he decided to move the bookshop to Provo 4 years ago. He has created his Bookstore in The Shops at Riverwoods. It’s more of a Museum / Rare Book Shop that continues to benefit collectors from all over the world, many that he has conducted business with for years, and new ones that are just starting their journey in collecting.

 

What sets Reid Moon apart as a collector? His dream to have a little English Village of Shops built inside his shop, that allows you to walk the streets of England with him and view many of his treasures that are on display 6 days a week! He believes he is the caretaker of these items while they are in his possession and loves to share their history and stories with all that come to visit his bookstore. He takes great pride in having many rare books and other antiquities in his collection.

 

He specializes in four main categories: bibles, early Mormon books and documents, classics literature, and early American and European history, and has become the “go to expert” for help in these fields. He even has some “Movie Props” that please and excite everyone that views them. His collections are beyond most people’s imaginations and truly brings history to life, helping us understand the privileges we have because of those that came before us.

 

Reid does over 150 lectures a year sharing items from his prized collection, with questions such as, where have these items been for the last 150-200 years and how did I come to be able to show them to you now? His favorite evening is an opportunity to play “ Stump the Curator… where invited guests have the opportunity to enter into his private backroom, have a chance to mention their favorite person, place or thing in history within the last 500 years and Reid will be able to show something connected to it within 1 degree of separation. For school classes, to corporate meetings, and everyone walking through his doors, visiting his bookstore it is truly.an “event to remember”.

 

Reid said he bought his first used book for $2 and sold it for a bit higher to someone seeking an “out of print book.” From there, his collection has continued to grow. He has traveled more than 2 million miles around the world finding these treasured items and loves bringing them back to the bookstore for all to enjoy. He says he will never retire… why would you if you could travel the world, eat some of the finest foods served, and continue to do that which you love!!! His employees say it always feels like Christmas morning when he comes home after a trip and shares his latest acquisition.

 

Reid resides in Orem Utah with his wife Melanie and is the father of 8 children.

 

His Websites: https://moonsrarebooks.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MoonsRareBooks/

1st edition Books of Mormon at Moon’s Rare Books. Click on image for more information. Moon’s has several copies of the First Edition Book of Mormon available and on display at the Provo, Utah location. If you would like to book an appointment to view more of the collection, please call or email. 801-623-0450

moonsrarebookshop@gmail.com.

For the Potluck Dinner, please bring a casserole, side dish, salad or dessert to share with at least 8-10 people. 

 

Typical dress for our activities is casual dress. Our firesides are held in the chapel, so dress respectfully. We also want to look nice when meeting new friends. No blue jeans & t-shirts unless we’re at an outdoor special event. Ladies don’t have to wear dresses/skirts.

Our Fireside Meetings will be conducted in-person but will also be available online through ZOOM for those who cannot join us. You can join the meeting using your downloaded ZOOM app. or by going online to https://zoom.us/join and filling in the meeting ID and Passcode below. You can also join the meeting by clicking the computer or cell phone ZOOM image to the right @ 8pm on Thursday. Please keep your microphone muted. Enjoy!
Meeting ID: 923 462 1649
Passcode: mts23797

Our Firesides over the past year have been recorded and can be viewed on our official Facebook page as we return to in-person meetings. We will continue to record our in-person Firesides for you to enjoy at your leisure. If you missed a Fireside, or just want to re-listen (so MANY great talks) visit our official Facebook page!! Click on the big blue F icon or the link is always listed at the bottom of our website and newsletter. New Firesides are posted approximately one week after the presentation.

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