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     2150 South Highland Drive
     Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
How does he do it?

While other independents are giving up the ghost, Keith Clauson gets along fine with the likes of the big superstores.  He sends customers their way and gets referrals.  It's a good thing, since a two story mega Barnes and Nobels just opened down the street. 

Keith has been in the experienced book business for over a decade.  He likes readers.  He likes visiting and chatting with readers, many of whom are repeat customers who come to Experienced books for just that reason.

Kids of all ages feel so at home that they ask to come back.  How's that for a different slant on the TV age?  Three live-in cats are door greeters.  Birds sing from high bookshelves.
The wall hangings aren't for sale but add much to the flavor of each visit.  Keith's daughter started the exhibits.  She works at Experienced Books when Keith is out and about.  No matter who is manning the cash register, the same flavor of moving back to a friendler, slower time prevades the shop.

I especially enjoy the labrynth of isles wandering up and down stairs with their endless array of book stacks.  Each section is well marked by category.  Asking for help isn't a guessing game.  You get expert attention.  No-one is a stranger at Experienced Books.

It seems just about everyone gets along well together at Experienced Books. Couples plan on meeting here because of the convenient sugarhouse location.  The quiet, friendly atmosphere, nooks and crannies with comfy chairs and variety of low cost books make it an attractive  place to wait until your honey arrives. 

Keith keeps some pretty unusual titles to delight the eye.  Last trip I met a young mother excitedly waving a copy of "Kon-Tiki" a long out of print classic about traveling the high seas on ancient rafts.

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