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When it comes to Mormon books, this collector is still in rare form

Being close to the center of the Mormon document and rare-book frenzy of the early 1980s was a heady experience for self-described LDS biblioholic Curt Bench.

He was, after all, the kind of guy who always brought a book to the beach while growing up in Los Angeles. The guy who managed a bookstore while still in college. The guy who dragged friends over to marvel at a first edition by some obscure LDS writer.

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