About Us

Ken Sanders Rare Books is a full service antiquarian bookshop in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. We can be found at 268 South 200 East. We are open from 10 AM through 6 PM Monday through Saturday. Phone 801-521-3819. Fax 801-521-2606.

We carry an ever-changing inventory of art, ephemera, maps, photography, and postcards in addition to a vast selection of used and rare books along with a few new books. We also offer book purchasing and appraisal services.

The 4,000 square foot bookshop specializes in works on Utah and the Mormons, the exploration and discovery of the American West with emphasis on the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, Yellowstone, and other national parks and wilderness areas, along with antique maps, vintage photography, postcards and all kinds of ephemera. Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, B. Traven and the authors of the literary west are well represented. We feature rare and collectible books in many fields including Art, Photography, Children's and illustrated books, sets and leather bound books. Our large selection of modern first editions includes numerous autographed copies. First time visitors are always surprised by the quality, depth and diversity of our holdings. Serious collectors and casual browsers often treat the bookshop as a museum, and browsing is encouraged (you can also search our inventory online). A diverse and varied clientele are known to inhabit the bookshop premises. You never know whom you might encounter.

We regularly feature art and photography exhibitions for the monthly gallery stroll, host book publication parties for authors, and have a regular series of poetry readings. Please check our events page to find out what's happening now.

Proprietor Ken Sanders has been buying, selling and collecting quaint and curious volumes of lore since childhood. He formerly co-owned and ran the legendary Cosmic Aeroplane Bookstore in the 1970s and founded Dream Garden Press in 1980.

Dream Garden Press is our in house publishing company, founded in 1980. Dream Garden has published the R. Crumb illustrated edition of Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang and the Kirk Douglas limited signed edition of Edward Abbey's The Brave Cowboy. See the Dream Garden Press home page for a complete list of in print works.