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Utah’s used-book, antique shops fear crackdown | The Salt Lake Tribune

A venerable rare-book seller and a representative of Utah antique shops fear state lawmakers are poised to amend a law that would effectively treat all used-goods vendors the same as pawnshops.

That would mean patrons interested in selling everything from a first-edition Walden to an antique chair would have to be fingerprinted and cataloged in a state database. The ramped-up regulation, vendors say, could push the industry underground or out of state — and put stores such as Ken Sanders Rare Books out of business.

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Utah’s used-book, antique shops fear crackdown | The Salt Lake Tribune.

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