The store features an art gallery, author readings, book signings, concerts and other exciting events. These events are hosted at:

Ken Sanders Rare Books
268 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT (Map it.)
(801) 521-3819

From poetry and prose to long lost explorers and modern day adventurers, from book fairs to art shows, you'll find it happening at Ken Sanders Rare Books.
Be sure to check out our current events and upcoming book fairs.

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Upcoming Events

Postcard Sale - By Popular Demand This Sale Has Been Extended Into the Fall
50,000 cards at 50 cents each. New cards every week!
Stop by often for best selection and to see new postcards as they arrive.
To purchase the entire collection, or the purchase the vintage wooden postcard case, contact Dennis Goreham at 

Saturday February 18, 2017, 7pm
Amy Irvine and Craig Childs
The Naked Desert: Body Erotic, Body Politic

                       Craig Childs and Amy Irvine

In defense of a naked and elegant land, Amy Irvine and Craig Childs are teaming up to tell brave and provocative stories about Bears Ears. With the recent designation of this new monument, these two authors will remind us of what is being protected, and why. This will be an evening of spoken word and mixed media, and an intimate impression of a wild and storied place. Craig Childs has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, including his most recent book, Apocalyptic Planet, which won the Orion Book Award and the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men's Journal, and Outside. An occasional commentator for National Public Radio's Morning Edition, Childs lives in Western Colorado.
Utah native Amy Irvine’s book, Trespass: Living At The Edge of The Promised Land, combines memoir, natural history, Western history, anthropology, and an examination of the Mormon religion. Trespass has won the Orion Book Award, as well as the Ellen Meloy Desert Writer's Award. The LA Times wrote, "It just might be Desert Solitaire's literary heir." In addition, author and wilderness advocate Irvine (who also lives in Colorado) compiled the book Making a Difference, a collection of stories from people within grassroots organizations working to preserve our environment.

June 26-July 1, 2017 - Cataract Canyon River Trip
Join Ken Sanders as storyteller and Kate MacLeod as musician
, June 26-July 1, 2017
on a Cataract Canyon river trip, organized by Colorado River and Trail Expeditions.


Recurring Events

Ken Sanders Appearing Live on Antiques Roadshow

Ken Sanders Rare Books is pleased to announce that Ken Sanders is an often featured appraiser in episodes of Antiques Roadshow. Watch for Ken Sanders in the upcoming season. Air times and additional information can be found at the Antiques Roadshow website.

Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, five-time Emmy® Award-nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is PBS's highest-rated series. ROADSHOW is seen by almost 11 million viewers each week.

In each hour-long ROADSHOW episode, specialists from the country's leading auction houses -- Bonhams and Butterfields, Christie's, Doyle New York, Skinner and Sotheby's -- and independent dealers from across the nation offer free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras capture tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds. For more information on the show, please visit their website.

Book and Collectible Fairs

We will be exhibiting at the following book fairs. Hope you can join us!

March 3rd-4th
The Historic Salt Lake Antiques and Vintage Show
Salt Lake Masonic Temple
650 E S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 

March 9th-12th
New York Antiquarian Book Fair
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065 

March 17th-18th
Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair
Sid Cutter Pilot's Pavilion
4900 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

March 25th
Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair
Scottish Rite Temple
6151 "H" Street, Sacramento, CA 95819