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

Summer Postcard Sale - Through August
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.
This sale continues through the endof August. 

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.   

Mon Sept 19, 2016 - Ken Sanders Speaking at the Northern California Chapter/Book Club of California Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Lecture Topic - The Mormons in California, in Print and in Person, Then and Now, but Mostly Then.                    

Tuesday September 27, 2016, 7pm - Alex Caldiero: Who is the Dancer, What is the Dance
Book Release, Reading, and Signing
At Ken Sanders Rare Books, Free
Ken Sanders Rare Books and saltfront Press are pleased to announce a book launch for Alex Caldiero's new collection of poems, Who is the Dancer, What is the Dance on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 PM.
Who is the Dancer, What is the Dance is based on a pocket journal that poet Alex Caldiero kept with him during a six-day river trip on the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon. In these poems, and the reproduced drawings that accompany, Caldiero explores how we simultaneously impinge upon, and give ourselves over to, a landscape. In these poems, our urban preconceptions falter and adapt to these places we call wild.
Teacher, polyartist, sonosopher, and scholar of humanities and inter-media, Caldiero has released many books through events at Ken Sanders Rare Books. He's a profound performer of poetry. Born in the ancient town of Licodia Eubea, near Catania, Sicily, he immigrated with his family to the United States at age nine. Raised in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY, he attended Queens College in Flushing, NY, and apprenticed to the sculptor-poet Michael Lekakis and the poet-bard Ignaziu Buttitta. Caldiero has traveled thru Sicily, Sardinia, Turkey and Greece collecting proverbs, tales, and folk instruments. He is co-founder of Arba Sicula, the society for the preservation of the Sicilian language and traditions. He is featured in the Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (Macmillan, London) and is co-recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and from Utah Performing Arts Tour. Awards include Best Poetry Award from the Association for Mormon Letters, and the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Award for Literature.

Saturday October 15, 2016, 7pm. Scott Abbott: Immortal for Quite Some Time
Book Release, Reading, and Signing
At Ken Sanders Rare Books, Free
Scott Abbott will be reading from his newly released book, Immortal for Quite Some Time, published by The University of Utah Press. He will be available for signing copies at this event.
This is a work that Scott Abbott calls a “fraternal meditation,” inspired by his relationship with his brother John, who died of AIDS in 1991, at the age of forty. Scott is a Professor of Integrated Studies, Philosophy and Humanities at Utah Valley University. His scholarly work includes literary-critical articles on Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Thomas Mann, Rilke, Grass, and Handke. He is the author of Fictions of Freemasonry: Freemasonry and the German Novel (Wayne State University Press)  and of two books with Žarko Radakovic: Ponanvljanje (Repetitions) and Vampiri & Razumni recnik (Vampires & A Reasonable Dictionary )--the English versions with punctum books, Brooklyn. With Sam Rushforth, he wrote the series “Wild Rides, Wild Flowers: Biking and Botanizing the Great Western Trail” which appeared for four years in Catalyst Magazine and then was published as a book with Torrey House Press: Wild Rides and Wildflowers: Philosophy and Botany with Bikes. Reviews of his work have appeared in The Bloomsbury Review, Open Letters Monthly, The Salt Lake Observer, and Catalyst Magazine.


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. Hope you can join us! 

Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair, Denver, CO
Friday and Saturday August 5-6, 2016
(Friday 2:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm)
The Denver Mart, I-25 and 58th Avenue, Denver, CO

Utah Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show and Sale
Saturday September 3, 2016
Early Bird Admission - 8:00am
Redwood Multipurpose Center, 2100 South Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT

Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair
Saturday September 10, 2016
Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 'H' St, Sacramento, CA

The Historic Salt Lake Antiques and Vintage Show
Friday September 16 - Saturday September 17, 2016
Salt Lake City Masonic Temple, 650 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT