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Deseret BookLisa Mangum and Derk Koldewyn (Acquisitions Editors)
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Deseret Book is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, the holding company for businesses owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Deseret Book is a for-profit Utah corporation. The company had its beginnings in 1886 when Elder George Q. Cannon, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, founded George Q. Cannon and Sons Company, which engaged in publishing and retail book sales. The business was located at No. 6 South Main Street in Salt Lake City. It remained at this location until 1901, when, on the death of Elder Cannon, it was purchased by the Deseret News and became the Deseret News Bookstore. On October 1, 1919, the Deseret News Bookstore merged with the Deseret Sunday School Union bookstore and became Deseret Book Company, the name by which the organization is known today. In April of 1999, Deseret Management Corporation acquired Bookcraft, Inc., an independently owned publisher of LDS books and materials, and the publishing divisions of the two companies were combined. In late 2004, Excel Entertainment Group joined the Deseret Book family, followed by Covenant Communications and Seagull Book in 2006. Deseret Book Company is committed to providing quality books, music and other products that build faith, address personal values, and offer practical advice to religious and non-religious alike.