A literary oasis in the desert since 1990, we are a little bookstore with a big selection of new, used, and rare titles. Inspired by the name of Seldom Seen Smith’s outfitting company and hideout spot in Edward Abbey’s The Monkey Wrench Gang, Back of Beyond Books keeps that spirit of exploration and discovery alive for locals and visitors alike.

We carry many titles from hard-to-find small press authors, with a focus on the geography, archeology, natural history, and guidebooks about the American Southwest and Colorado Plateau.

Back of Beyond is also home to a robust fiction section, a one-of-a-kind children’s room, and a carefully curated selection of YA and juvenile titles. You’ll also find indie bestsellers, games, and gifts throughout the store.

We love meeting book lovers from all over the world who come into our store to buy and sometimes sell to us too. We look forward to visiting with you!

Inside of Back of Beyond Books


9:00am – 9:00pm

83 N. Main St.
Moab, Utah





Summer reading is beginning and we're collecting recommendations... What were your favorite reads this month??

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Calling all Fedarko ("The Emerald Mile") fans! We know you're out there! "A Walk in the Park," Kevin Fedarko's next book full of epic adventure is out tomorrow. See you then?


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We had so much fun hosting author and Moabite Robyn Dabney to celebrate her new release, "The Ascenditure"! Thank you so much to Robyn, and to everyone who stopped by! <3

P.S. We still have signed copies in store, come check them out!

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