Twilight has turned to retail darkness for Stephenie Meyer's bestselling vampire series at Deseret Book, a small chain owned by the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The bulk of Deseret Book's business comes from the sale of church-related titles; interestingly, author Meyer is a member of the Mormon church.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported the company will no longer stock the books on shelves in its chain stores, though it will special order the titles for store pick-up or mail delivery. "We're never really given a reason for these things," said Steve Hartvigsen, manager of the Deseret Book store in West Valley City, Utah. "We just get a return sheet and send books back."