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 

Friday January 20, 2017, 7pm, Free
Bob Dylan ~ Unstrung ~ Calibrating the Nobel Prize for Literature
A Literary Recital by Alex Caldiero
At Ken Sanders Rare Books

In celebration of the Nobel Prize for literature being awarded to songwriter and musician Bob Dylan, poet and sonosopher Alex Caldiero will be featuring the work of Bob Dylan, in spoken word form. Alex is 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 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. This event is free.


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!

February 4th-5th
The Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Print, and Photo and Paper Fair
Pasadena Convention Center Exhibit Hall B
300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 

February 10th-12th
The 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair
Oakland Marriot City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

March 3rd-4th
Masonic Temple 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