More intimate than a big box store or even the library, The Book Bungalow in downtown St. George will help you disconnect, browse, and indulge your senses the old fashioned way--using quiet, a comfortable chair, and your imagination.

If you want speed and discounts, stick with Amazon. Remember, however, that a better experience is worth more. if you want to slow down, explore, and discover new worlds, The Book Bungalow is your perfect refuge. As you find a book, take a sip of your favorite beverage, turn the page, and settle into one of our comfy chairs, your body will sigh in relief, grateful for the respite.


  • Shop in the store and if you find the hidden Waldo cardboard figure and bring him to the cash counter with your purchase, you'll get a free mini candy bar!
  • Check out all of our "Where's Waldo?" books (some are great for keeping kids occupied on long car rides).
  • Because of the pandemic, the Find Waldo Local Scavenger Hunt had to be moved to inside the walls (and yards) of your own homes.
  • Click on THIS PAGE and scroll down to the bottom to download and print out PDF files for free family-friendly activities to do together with your children.
  • Take plenty of pictures of Waldo doing everyday chores and your family engaging in Where's Waldo? activities, and share them on social media with the hashtags #FindWaldoLocal and #WheresWaldo and tagging @bookbungalow, @tanyasbookbungalow, @book_bungalow, and @Candlewick.
  • At the end of August, we'll give a free Where's Waldo book to the family that shares their Waldo adventures the most (that means you have to tag us so we'll know).


COVID-19 Update:

As part of the Southern Utah community, we want to continue to help keep the spread of the virus down, so we're encouraging the use of masks while in the store (we'll be wearing them). We're limiting customers to no more than 6 at a time because we have such a small space. We also ask that you use the hand sanitizer (there's one in each room) before handling books. And we're taking care to wipe down the cash counter, pens, and credit card reader between sales.

Any daytime and evening events for the forseeable future will be held virtually, so if you're interested in taking part and aren't intimidated by the Zoom platform (you really needn't be--it's as easy as clicking on a link and entering the provided password to join in on an event), please contact us so we can keep you apprised as events are scheduled.


In fact, you can find lists of Recommended Titles here.


If you don't live in the St. George Metro Area (which includes Washington, Ivins, and Santa Clara) or you're gifting to someone outside the area, we will send your purchases by media mail.


Featured Books

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Cover Image
The Trespasser: A Novel Cover Image
Today Will Be Different Cover Image
The Kept Woman: A Novel (Will Trent #8) Cover Image
Truly Madly Guilty Cover Image
Eileen: A Novel Cover Image

Popular Cookbooks

Fiesta at Rick's: Fabulous Food for Great Times with Friends Cover Image
Now Eat This!: 150 of America's Favorite Comfort Foods, All Under 350 Calories: A Cookbook Cover Image
Giada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and California: A Cookbook Cover Image
Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking Cover Image
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl Cover Image
Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking Cover Image

Popular Fiction

Bay of Sighs (Guardians Trilogy #2) Cover Image
Daughters of the Bride Cover Image
Outlander: A Novel Cover Image
See Me Cover Image
The Thing About Love Cover Image
The Devil's Daughter (Hidden Sins #1) Cover Image

A Haven From Your Worries

Readers and Writers Now Have a Place to Gather

You can come simply for the books, with new discoveries in almost every genre. You can come to meet as writers or to discuss your latest book club pick. You can participate in writing workshops, poetry readings, kids’ story time, TED Talk discussions, music nights, and author presentations and signings. You can even compare reviews of the latest bestsellers or simply talk books with the Bungalow staff.

A Town Isn’t a Town Without a Bookstore

That’s what Neil Gaiman wrote in American Gods: “What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.”

Believe it or not, The Book Bungalow is one of the first bookstores in all of Southern Utah offering new books and all the events associated with literary life. We have wonderful libraries in St. George and surrounding communities, but even libraries can only do so much. There is a used bookstore in town that provides a valuable service, but it offers no opportunities to gather, to pull readers and writers together.

The Book Bungalow wants to do just that--serve as a meeting ground for book lovers and artists, as well as musicians and actors. We want to instill a love of reading and literature in our youngest citizens and watch them grow up and bring their own children to our store. We want to forge strong bonds within our own community and draw in residents of Santa Clara, Ivins, Washington, and beyond. Indeed, we aim to be the literary soul of Southern Utah.