This book by a granddaughter of polygamists debuts in March.


You can order it through our website by clicking on the above cover image. And you can register here for our April 14th (7:30 pm) virtual event with the author.


Canadian Mary Jayne Blackmore was the 5th sibling of 150 born from famed polygamist Winston Blackmore. As such, she has a specific view of building a life and community.  But in the end, the themes of love, connection, heartbreak, independence, reconciliation and restitution are EVERYONE’s story.



An absolute must read... This book gives an intimate and very human view of life from inside a place that’s always been a mystery to most of us in the Kootenay region of BC. This book not only gives great insight into the community of Bountiful but is also a beautifully written story that will keep any reader from being able to put it down. ~ Jennifer W

A secret window into a different culture... An exceptional book with enough stories, to keep you entertained, with pleasantly new setting and perspective to keep you interested, and some life lessons to keep you thinking. I've not enjoyed a book this much in a long while.~ Jesse

The Strength of the female spirit... I will never again question the innate strength of being born a woman since I read Balancing Bountiful. Mary Jayne Blackmore’s book took me for a ride. She recalled her life journey (a power-packed few decades) through the sunshine of innocence, the shadows of uncertainty, the darkness of disillusion, the haze of confusion followed with “Jacob’s Ladder” rays illuminating her self-awareness. The female spirit is resilient; it can only be extinguished when she believes she is not resilient. A must read for those who love human interest stories. ~Deborah Johnson

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We had a terrific, fun event last night with Jeff Kinney and all of you with your tricked out, spooky vehicles. (See below. We wish we could have taken more pictures, but you kept us pretty busy checking you all in!)

While we're sold out of signed copies of his latest "Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories," we have plenty of unsigned copies (for now) plus SIGNED copies of most of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, so come on by and scoop them up while they last!



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, turn the page, and settle into one of our comfy chairs, your body will sigh in relief, grateful for the respite.


COVID-19 Update:

We're still requesting the use of masks while in the store (we'll be wearing them too, of course).

Daytime and evening events are still being 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. We're hoping to resume normal, in-person events by the middle or late summer. If enough people get the vaccination and continue to mask up for now, that will be possible.


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

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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.