Deseret Book said it will close its stores in the Sandy and South Towne malls in January and consolidate them into a new store in the Southpointe Center, 10600 S. State.

The 5,100-square-foot store will be larger than the other stores combined and will offer such services as picture framing and laminating. It will open in January.The last business day for Deseret Book in the Sandy Mall will be Oct. 12 and the store in the South Towne Mall will be open until January.

Sondra Terry, manager for both stores, will continue in that position after the consolidation. The larger store, along with storefront parking, will allow the company to better serve customers, she said.