Events

Back of Beyond Books is proud to host a variety of events at our store (and occasionally elsewhere)! Come join us as we welcome authors, artists, and creative minds of varying genres to our community. There is something for everyone. Click on past events to view existing photos!

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La Sal Mountain Elegies--A Community Gathering
La Sal Mountain Elegies--A Community Gathering

June 21, 2021  6:00 PM

Join us next Monday, June 21 at 6pm at the bookstore for an in-person gathering for all of us mourning the loss of precious landscape in La Sals. http://www.backofbeyondbooks.com/pdfs/LaSalMountainElegies61821.pdf
Author Reading: Desert Chrome by Kathryn Wilder
Author Reading: Desert Chrome by Kathryn Wilder

June 03, 2021  6:30 PM

DESERT CHROME: Water, a Woman, & Wild Horses in the West
Author Reading and Conversation: Chasing the Thrill by Daniel Barbarisi
Author Reading and Conversation: Chasing the Thrill by Daniel Barbarisi

May 18, 2021  6:30 PM

Pub Day Book Launch!
Conservation in the Twenty-First Century with David Gessner and R.E. Burrillo
Conservation in the Twenty-First Century with David Gessner and R.E. Burrillo

November 13, 2020  6:30 PM

Air Mail: An Exchange Between Authors: Amy Irvine and Pam Houston
Air Mail: An Exchange Between Authors: Amy Irvine and Pam Houston

October 27, 2020  6:30 PM

Museum of Moab in tandem with Back of Beyond Books presents a virtual conversation between Amy Irvine and Pam Houston
Author Reading with ML Lincoln's Wrenched from the Land: Activists Inspired by Edward Abbey
Author Reading with ML Lincoln's Wrenched from the Land: Activists Inspired by Edward Abbey

April 02, 2020  7:00 PM

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED
Author Reading with Pam Houston's Deep Creek and Ginger Gaffney's Half Broke
Author Reading with Pam Houston's Deep Creek and Ginger Gaffney's Half Broke

March 06, 2020  7:00 PM

Please join Back of Beyond Books in welcoming Pam Houston and Ginger Gaffney and their respective memoir's, Deep Creek and Half Broke.
Desert Howls: A Pop-Up Open Mic in Four Parts
Desert Howls: A Pop-Up Open Mic in Four Parts

January 23, 2020  7:00 PM

Coming Winter Attraction Open Mic Series!
Author Event with Stephen Trimble's The Capitol Reef Reader
Author Event with Stephen Trimble's The Capitol Reef Reader

December 02, 2019  7:00 PM

For 12,000 years, people have left a rich record of their experiences in Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park.
Author Event with Jack Loeffler's Headed Into the Wind
Author Event with Jack Loeffler's Headed Into the Wind

October 22, 2019  7:00 PM

With the temperament of Santa Claus and the tenacity of a badger, Jack Loeffler reveals his compassion and concern for Southwestern traditional cultures and their respective habitats in the wake of Manifest Destiny.
Author Event with Craig Childs, Zak Podmore and Amy Irvine
Author Event with Craig Childs, Zak Podmore and Amy Irvine

October 18, 2019  7:00 PM

Join Utah and Colorado writers Craig Childs, Zak Podmore, and Amy Irvine in discussion about defending the beloved and contentious landscapes of the modern American West through art, conversation, personal and political action, and beyond.
Author Event with Rebecca Lawton's The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West
Author Event with Rebecca Lawton's The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West

October 16, 2019  7:00 PM

Water, the most critical fluid on the planet, is seen as savior, benefactor, and Holy Grail in these fifteen essays on natural and faux oases.
Author Event with Scott Graham's Arches Enemy and Joseph Greaves' Church of the Graveyard Saints
Author Event with Scott Graham's Arches Enemy and Joseph Greaves' Church of the Graveyard Saints

October 03, 2019  7:00 PM

Back of Beyond Books is pleased to present two exciting author's in one evening.
Author Event with Heather Hansman's Down River: Into the Future of Water in the West
Author Event with Heather Hansman's Down River: Into the Future of Water in the West

June 06, 2019  7:00 PM

The Green River, the most significant tributary of the Colorado River, runs 730 miles from the glaciers of Wyoming to the desert canyons of Utah.
Author Event with Kevin Jones and Layne Miller's Standing on the Walls of Time: Ancient Art of Utah's Cliffs and Canyons
Author Event with Kevin Jones and Layne Miller's Standing on the Walls of Time: Ancient Art of Utah's Cliffs and Canyons

May 30, 2019  7:00 PM

In western culture, rock art has traditionally been viewed as “primitive” and properly belonging in the purview of anthropologists rather than art scholars and critics.