Deseret Book building new store in Idaho Falls

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IDAHO FALLS — A new bookstore is being built near Walmart in Idaho Falls.

The building, at 750 Pioneer Road, will be the new home of Deseret Book, and it is going up in a hurry. The permit was applied for March 9 and issued April 11. Plans filed with the city of Idaho Falls show a total square-footage of 105,443 and a valuation (based on that square footage) of $404,365.

Deseret Book has been located for years at 950 Memorial Drive near the newly-reopened Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

There is also a store in the Ammon Town Center.

The Deseret Book company dates back to 1919 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deseret Management Corp., the holding company for business firms owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In addition to running a chain of stores in the western United States, Deseret Book publishes under four imprints with media ranging from works explaining LDS theology and doctrine, LDS-related fiction, electronic resources, and sound recordings such as Mormon Tabernacle Choir albums.

A specific opening date for the store has not been announced.

The story originally appeared on BizMojo Idaho. It is posted here with permission.


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