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.

If you'd like to be in the know about our events, email us at:

Upcoming Events

OCTOBER - Halloween Horror Show in the Gallery of Ken Sanders Rare Books
                    Vintage horror movie posters on display and for sale during October!

Friday October 9, 7-9pm, at the Salt Lake Public Library Auditorium, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT

The 60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's poem Howl, featuring the sonosopy of poet Alex Caldiero, accompanied by jazz musicians. This event is co-sponsored by Utah Humanities and Ken Sanders Rare Books.

Thursday October 29, 7pm, at Ken Sanders Rare Books
Vagabond Song-Book Release and Signing
Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals by Marc Beaudin blends travel memoir with poetry to recount the author's hitchhiking and road trip adventures. Marc's website,

Friday October 30, 7pm, at Ken Sanders Rare Books
Painters of Grand Teton National Park-Book Release and Signing
By Donna Poulton and James L.Poulton, published by Gibbs Smith Publishing.

Thursday November 5, 7pm, at Ken Sanders Rare Books
3hattrio, Celebrating the Release of Their Latest CD, Dark Desert Night
3hattrio is comprised of musicians Hal Cannon, Greg Istock, and Eli Wrankle, performing their original compositions inspired by traditional and contemporary Americana music and the desert. 3Hattrio

Recurring Events

Ken Sanders Appearing Live on Antiques Roadshow

Ken Sanders Rare Books is pleased to announce that Ken Sanders will be a featured appraiser in several upcoming episodes of Antiques Roadshow. Watch for Ken Sanders on the Denver and Phoenix episodes of the upcoming season of Antiques Road Show. Air times and additional info coming soon.

Also watch out for Ken on PBS rebroadcasts of episodes from Salt Lake City, Dallas, and Hartford. Antiques Roadshow airs on Monday nights at 6:00 p.m. MST.

Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, five-time Emmy® Award-nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW marks its thirteenth season in 2009. PBS's highest-rated series, ROADSHOW is seen by almost 11 million viewers each week. Veteran television personality Mark L. Walberg serves as series host.

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 Fairs

We hope you can join us this fall for the following book fairs:


October 3-4
The Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair
Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA

October 10-11
The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
The Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

October  16,-18
Salt Lake City Antiques Show
Utah State Fairpark, Grand Pavilion

November 13-15
Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA