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The Book Wall Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah

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The Book Wall mural is an interactive mural in Salt Lake City, Utah that makes the perfect insta-backdrop for bibliophiles.

Wall of Books Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah | Book Mural at Eborn Books in Salt Lake City | Utah Murals

Tucked away in a small courtyard in an alley between the main street and a parking garage, the wall of books mural proves to be a little tricky to find, but with a little effort, it’s well worth the search for any book lover or street art addict.

Wall of Books Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah | Book Mural at Eborn Books in Salt Lake City | Utah Murals

The Salt Lake City street art depicts a row of classic and popular books including On the Road, Steppenwolf, The Wizard of Oz, Animal Farm, Gone with the Wind, The Grapes of Wrath, Harry Potter, The Scarlet Letter, and more. The spines were created to mimic classic, rare, and unique editions of the novels

Wall of Books Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah | Book Mural at Eborn Books in Salt Lake City | Utah Murals

The mural was created in Salt Lake City artist Paul Heath, who describes his work as “Pop-Nostalgia.” It was commissioned by Sam Weller’s Zion Bookstore for the store’s 75th anniversary in 2004.

Wall of Books Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah | Book Mural at Eborn Books in Salt Lake City | Utah Murals

The original concept for the public artwork would have seen two rows of books, stacked on top of each other on a shelf. Due to expenses, the second half of the mural was never completed. Luckily for all, the single row of books stands on its own (literally!).

Wall of Books Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah | Book Mural at Eborn Books in Salt Lake City | Utah Murals

Sam Weller’s Books changed its name to Weller Book Works and moved to a different location in historic Trolley Square in 2012, leaving the mural behind.

Wall of Books Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah | Book Mural at Eborn Books in Salt Lake City | Utah Murals

Today, the building houses a new owner, Eborn Books, and the hidden books mural still delights book lovers who visit the store or sneak behind it.

While you’re checking out Salt Lake City murals and Utah roadside attractions, be sure to also look out for the Ave Maria mural, the Constellation Owl Mural, the SLC Pepper mural, and the Salt Lake City mural!

Wall of Books Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah | Book Mural at Eborn Books in Salt Lake City | Utah Murals

PHOTO OP! Taking photos with the book mural in Salt Lake City, Utah? Try a leaning pose. Stick out your arm, tilt to the side, and pretend to be leaning on your favorite novel! I chose Gone with the Wind!

Wall of Books Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah | Book Mural at Eborn Books in Salt Lake City | Utah Murals

The Book Wall Mural

Location: In a passageway behind Eborn Books, 222 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible, might be too dark to see at night


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The Book Wall mural is a colorful interactive mural in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah that makes the perfect instagram backdrop for bibliophiles. Find this meaningful street art at Eborn Books. The outdoor mural is painted on a wall behind the urban bookstore. Check out this amazing and cool painting and get photography aesthetic inspiration for the graffiti.
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The Book Wall mural is a colorful interactive mural in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah that makes the perfect instagram backdrop for bibliophiles. Find this meaningful street art at Eborn Books. The outdoor mural is painted on a wall behind the urban bookstore. Check out this amazing and cool painting and get photography aesthetic inspiration for the graffiti.
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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

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