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NEW ANNOUNCEMENT: In an abundance of caution, our bookstore is temporarily closed to the public due to the current and evolving public health landscape surrounding COVID-19. However, we will accommodate those customers wishing to make purchases “by appointment only”.  Our staff will be onsite M-F from 11-6 pm updating the store website and preparing new displays.  Thank you for your patience.  Be safe! Note ALL lectures, firesides and Show & Tells have been canceled through April 30,2020.

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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antique Bibles, early Mormon books and documents, LDS scripture, classic literature, and early American and European historical documents.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 early Mormon 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.

Events


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 events we exhibit rare collections and individual items, 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 Books offers the same opportunity for smaller groups  and organizations to 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.

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New Acquisitions


  • Tennyson's Poetical Works
    • 1900

    Tennyson’s Poetical Works


    Circa 1900  Printed in Edinburgh White leather binding with green cloth cover[…]

  • Longfellow's Poetical Works
    • 1856

    Longfellow’s Poetical Works


    1856- 3 Volume set leather book, gold embossing

  • Shelley's Complete Poetical Works
    • 1925

    Shelley’s Complete Poetical Works


    1925 – Beautiful leather bound book with gold embossing

  • First Edition Doctrine and Covenants
    • 1891

    1891 Doctrine and Covenants Pulpit Edition

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    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[…]

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Book of Mormon


First Edition Book Of Mormon For Sale

As of April 1, 2020, we have 2 copies for sale. Please call or email to book an appointment to see the books.

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Reid Moon In The News


July, 2018

Local collectors share historical American artifacts in 4th of July event


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.

“We thought[…]

Good4Utah
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May, 2018

Find Magic at Moon’s Rare Books


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.[…]

Daily Utah Chronicle
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