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

July 24-31, During Store Hours (Beginning at 12pm July 24)

Ken Sanders Rare Books Annual July Sale
25% Off Merchandise: New Books, Used Books, Rare Books, Maps, Photographs, Prints...
The sale does not apply to some consignment items.

Saturday September 5, 12noon-10pm, at Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City, UT, Free Event
Joe Hill Centennial Celebration - Music Festival
Ken Sanders Rare Books is overseeing the event store where performing artists' merchandise and Joe Hill related materials will be sold. This event commemorates the 100th anniversary of the execution of Joe Hill; labor organizer, artist and songwriter.

Thursday September 17, 7pm, at Ken Sanders Rare Books
David Bigler and Will Bagley
"Confessions of a Revisionist Historian: David L. Bigler on the Mormons and the West"
(David Bigler, edited by Will Bagley)

Friday September 25, 7pm, at Ken Sanders Rare Books
A Salt Lake City Book Festival Event Presenting - Stef Russell
Further information TBA.

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 summer and fall for the following book fairs:

July 25-26

41st Annual National Stereoscopic Association Convention and Trade Fair
Snowbird Resort, SLC, UT

July 31 – August 1

The 30th Annual Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

The Denver Mart - I-25 & 58th Avenue, Denver, CO


September 12

Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair

Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 "H" Street, Sacramento


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

November 13-15

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA