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

Friday February 19, 2016 - Book Presentation
7pm, at Ken Sanders Rare Books
Multimedia Presentation and Book Signing - Colorado's Yampa River: Free Flowing and Wild from the Flat Tops to the Green
John Fielder Publishing
Photographer - John Fielder
Text - Patrick Tierney
Join Patrick Tierney in a presentation at Ken Sanders Rare Books in celebration of this book about the Yampa River.    The Yampa River of northwest Colorado is considered the last major free-flowing river in the seven state Colorado River Basin. It cascades for 249 miles from high in the Rocky Mountains near Steamboat Springs and descends over 6,000 ft. from alpine tundra to parched desert. Whether you relish rapids on five day adventures, delight in dropping a fly line into a gold-medal trout stream, crave multi-day canoeing in wild canyons, enthuse to explore on foot the remote high mountain headwaters, or just yearn to learn about the last one, this presentation will have something for you. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to a grass-roots nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the Yampa wild and free flowing. Compiled by Patrick Tierney, Ph.D. and photographer John Fielder, this book is a large format hardcover with 150 photographs. 
Co-sponsored by Holiday River Expeditions and Friends of the Yampa.
This event is free.

About the Authors

Patrick Tierney, Ph.D., has been kayaking, rafting, hiking, and skiing in the Yampa and
Green River Basins for 38 years as a licensed whitewater guide, National Park Service
river ranger in Dinosaur National Monument, nature guide, director of the nonprofit
Yampa River Awareness Project, teacher, and researcher. He and his wife Robin were
co-owners and operators of Adrift Adventures located in Jensen, Utah for 25 years.
Currently, Pat is a professor of recreation, parks, and tourism management at San Francisco
State University, but he still frequently guides rafts on the Yampa and Green Rivers.
John Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s ranches, open space, and wildlands during his 33-year career as a nature photographer and publisher. His photography has influenced people and legislation, earning him recognition including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award in 1993 and, in 2011, the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s first Achievement Award given to an individual. Over 40 books have been published depicting his Colorado photography. Information about John and his work can be found at


May 16-31, 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.

Wed May, 18, 2016 - Tom Russell in Concert
7pm, at Ken Sanders Rare Books
Join us for an evening of music with Tom Russell.
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



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