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

May 14, 2016 - Peteetneet Antique & Vintage Expo
9am-5pm - At the Historic Peteetneet Museum & Cultural Arts Center, 10 North 600 East, Payson, UT
Appraisals: 9am-1pm
For event info call Janeen: 801-358-3357
The expo is a fundraising event for the museum and cultural center that will include vendor booths, museum tours, and verbal appraisals for a fee of $5 each item.
Ken Sanders will be appraising rare books, maps, photographs, and manuscripts.
Appraisals are available 9am-1pm.

May 2 - 31, 2016 - Tom Russell - An American Colorist
Art on display and for sale at Ken Sanders Rare Books
The paintings of Tom Russell range from haunting to playful and are influenced by African, Mexican, Native American and Expressionist art. For this show he will feature a series of portraits of authors, among other works. The work will be exhibited during regular store hours of Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, and during his concert on May 18.
Works on Exhibit and For Sale
William Burroughs - 16X16 - $800
Samuel Beckett - 16X16 - $800
James Joyce - 16X16 - $900
Charles Bukowki - 18X24 - $1500
Edward Abbey - 18X24 - $1400
Ernest Hemingway - 20X16 - $1500
Lawrence Ferlinghetti - 20X16 - $900
Neal Cassady - 16X16 - $800
Dylan Thomas in America - 16X16 - $900
Giclee Prints in Cellophane Envelopes - $150 per (1 Free Range Chicken, 1 Dylan Thomas, 1 Chimayo, 4 Raven Pueble)
"Tonight We Ride" "woodcut style" prints - $50 per print

Wed May, 18, 2016 - Tom Russell in Concert
7pm, at Ken Sanders Rare Books
Join us for an evening of music with songwriter, musician, author, and artist, Tom Russell. At this event, Tom will be available for signing his CDs and books. Tom's songs have been recorded by such icons as Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and many others. Tom open heartedly understands that historic context and musical tradition are inextricably linked. He has appeared on the David Letterman show and his songs have appeared in many movies and television series'. Tom is also the author of three books: a detective novel (in Scandinavia), a compendium of songwriting quotes with Sylvia Tyson (And Then I Wrote - Arsenal Press), and a book of letters with Charles Bukowski: (Tough Company: Mystery Island Press). 
Purchase Tickets HERE

Sat Aug 13, 2016 - Antiques Roadshow will be in Salt Lake City, UT.
Ken Sanders will be appraising books at this event. Location TBA.
The very entertaining PBS phenomenon, Antiques Roadshow, has announced the 2016 season, which includes a filming of the show in Salt Lake City on Aug 13, 2016.
The only way to obtain tickets is to apply by April 18, HERE.                                  




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

Friday, February 5 - Saturday, February 6
The San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print & Paper Fair
San Mateo County Event Center - Fiesta Hall, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA

Friday, February 12 - Sunday, February 14
The 46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA

Friday, February 26 - Saturday, February 27
The Historic Salt Lake Antiques and Vintage Show
The Salt Lake Masonic Temple, 650 E. South Temple, SLC, UT

Saturday, March 19
Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair
Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 "H" Street, Sacramento, CA

Friday, April 8 - Sunday, April 10
New York Antiquarian Book Fair
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 67th Street, NYC, NY