Before Reid Moon could acquire William W. Phelps’ first-edition Book of Mormon and family Bible from his descendants last month, he and his associate Seth Soha had to sweat a bit.[…]
Moon’s Rare Books is a collection of rare and antique Bibles, early Mormon books and documents, LDS scripture, classic literature, and early American and European historical documents. We specialize in LDS books, carrying several copies of the First Edition Book of Mormon and First Edition Doctrine and Covenants, as well as other documents which have contributed to Mormon and Utah history.
In addition to rare books and documents you can also find: Original art from Utah artists, unique collectibles such as movie props or historical artifacts, and antique furniture which include many early pioneer Utah antiques. While we include items online, most of our collection is available in our brick and mortar location in Provo, UT. We encourage visitors to contact us with any questions they might have..
Most often collectors have their treasured items placed in an environment where only they can be a part of it. Reid Moon and Moon’s Rare Books invite you to come walk the streets of our beautiful English village whether online or in person. We hope to see you soon.
Each month we host a lecture that the public is invited to attend, for free. Sign up for our emails to receive updates on events. From the email or online you are able to reserve seats to any event. During these wonderful event’s we exhibit rare collection’s and individual item’s, providing information on their unique history, where they’ve been for the past 150-200 years, and how these historical artifacts ended up in Provo, Utah. If you are not local to Utah, or you are unable to make it to our event, we stream events live through Facebook.
In addition, Moon’s Rare Book’s offers the same opportunity for smaller groups to personally schedule time for a “Show & Tell” event – see choice & rare items and have a hands on experience of history coming to life for each member of your group. You can call our store number to schedule a lecture in Provo for youth groups, school classes, corporate events, and family reunions all at no charge any time you will be in town.
- Books • Mormon • 1891
1891 Doctrine and Covenants Pulpit Edition-
Joseph Smith Jr.
George Q. Cannon & Sons Co. Publishers January 1891. This is a beautiful black leather with gold embossing Pulpit Edition. Years ago when called upon to speak in a meeting, a set of scriptures remained at the pulpit to use[…]
- Books • Mormon • First Edition • 1835
First Edition Doctrine and Covenants-
Joseph Smith Jr.
This beautiful leather bound First Edition of the Doctrine & Covenants was printed in Kirtland, Ohio. Also included with this edition is a custom leather enclosure uniquely designed with title of book and date of edition on its spine.
- Books • Literature • First Edition • 1952
C. S Lewis
In this first edition copy of C.S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity,” three different BBC broadcasts with Lewis are documented: “Broadcast Talks,” “Christian Behaviour,” and “Beyond Personality.” Dating back to Lewis’s time at Oxford during WWII, Lewis was invited to discuss these[…]
Book of Mormon
Reid Moon In The News
OREM (News4Utah) – Take a trip back in time to see George Washington’s wallet or a letter from Abraham Lincoln. It’s part of the Founding Fathers and Founding Mothers exhibit at the SCERA Center in Orem.
The exhibit consists of authentic documents, photos, and artifacts belonging to local collectors Brent Ashworth and Reid Moon.
PROVO — One year ago, Reid Moon acquired a first-edition Book of Mormon signed by Hyrum Smith, the older brother and fellow martyr of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith.
The book, still in good condition, is presumed to be the copy Hyrum Smith purchased after it was printed in Palmyra, New York, in 1830. There is no mistaking the[…]
Though most libraries and bookshops don’t encourage the suspension of disbelief in quite the same way as the magical libraries Disney creates, Moon’s Rare Books in Provo is full of a magic all its own.[…]