Ken Sanders Rare Books
268 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT (Map it.)
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All The Wild That Remains: A Reading and Book Signing with David Gessner
Date: Friday, May 1st at 7:00 PM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)
Ken Sanders Rare Books and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) present…All The Wild That Remains: A Reading and Book Signing with David Gessner Ken Sanders Rare Books and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) are pleased to announce a reading and book signing with David Gessner on Friday, May 1st from 7-9 PM. The event will be held at Ken Sanders Rare Books in downtown Salt Lake (268 S 200 E). Author David Gessner will be reading from his new book, All The Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West. Books will be available for signing and purchase (hardcover, $26.95). This event is free and open to the public. View Details
Friday, May 1st at 7:00 PM
Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)
Ken Sanders Rare Books and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) present…All The Wild That Remains: A Reading and Book Signing with David Gessner Ken Sanders Rare Books and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) are pleased to announce a reading and book signing with David Gessner on Friday, May 1st from 7-9 PM. The event will be held at Ken Sanders Rare Books in downtown Salt Lake (268 S 200 E). Author David Gessner will be reading from his new book, All The Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West. Books will be available for signing and purchase (hardcover, $26.95). This event is free and open to the public. David Gessner is the award-winning author of Return of the Osprey, My Green Manifesto, The Tarball Chronicles, and other books. He currently lives and teaches in Wilmington, North Carolina. All The Wild That Remains is a deeply felt homage to the West and to the two great writers who set the standard for all who celebrate and defend it. Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the American West. They remain two of the most renowned writers of the region, capturing the beauty and complexity of the western landscape. In his new book, the award-winning nature writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists in All The Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West [release date April 20]. Gessner travels from Stegner’s birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abbey’s pilgrimages to Arches. He braids together the stories of these two greats, asking how they speak to the lives of all those who care about the West. Abbey and Stegner were extraordinarily prescient, and Gessner’s gaze is resolutely on the future. What is the future of a region beset by droughts and fires, by fracking and drilling? What should be done about an ever-increasing population that seems to be in the process of loving the West to death? How might two environmental thinkers with radically different personalities—a competent, mature advocate (Stegner) and a monkey-wrenching anarchist (Abbey)—have responded to the crisis? Gessner takes us on an inspiring, entertaining journey as he renews his own commitment to cultivating a meaningful relationship with the wild, confronting American consumption, and fighting environmental injustice. This event is co-presented by Ken Sanders Rare Books and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA). Since 1983, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) has been the only independent organization working full-time to defend America’s redrock wilderness from oil and gas development, unnecessary road construction, rampant off-road vehicle use, and other threats to Utah’s wilderness-quality lands. For more information, please contact: Ken Sanders Rare Books | 268 South 200 East, SLC, UT | 801-521-3819 | email@example.com | www.kensandersbooks.com | Facebook: Ken Sanders Rare Books | Twitter: @kensandersbooks Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) | Deeda Seed | firstname.lastname@example.org | 801-428-3971 | suwa.org --- Notable quotes about David Gessner’s book, All The Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West: “Two extraordinary men and one remarkable book. To understand how we understand the natural world, you need to read this book.” — Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth “An excellent study of two difficult men.” — Larry McMurtry, author of Lonesome Dove and The Last Kind Words Saloon “A travel book, yes, a literary memoir, yes, and a profound meditation on our myths and shadows. Anyone who loves the American West will be enraptured by this book. It is a wonderful piece of work.” — Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter and Queen of America “This book rubs Abbey and Stegner's history in the dust and sand so beloved to them, posing these two late icons among voices, landscapes, and arguments that endure in western wilderness, deftly creating a larger geographic chronicle.” — Craig Childs, author of House of Rain and Apocalyptic Planet “Praise David Gessner for reawakening us, in these climactically challenged times, to the wisdom of our two most venerated literary grandfathers of the American West, to remind us of our wilder longings, to incite in us a fury, that we might act—even now—to defend all the wild that remains.” — Pam Houston, author of Cowboys Are My Weakness and Contents May Have Shifted “To understand the truth of the Desert West, read Stegner. To understand one writer's emotional response to that desert and to our thoughtless destruction of wilderness, read Abbey. To understand the two writers as men of their times—and ours—read Gessner: for his honesty, compassion, humility, scholarship, and sensibility.” — Stephen Trimble, author of Bargaining for Eden
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 EmmyÂ® 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.
We will be exhibiting at the following book fairs this winter/spring, hope to see you there!
48th California Int'l Antiquarian Book Fair
Oakland Marriott City Center - 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA
The Vintage Market & Antique Show
The Salt Lake Masonic Temple - 650 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair
Scottish Rite Temple - 6151 "H" Street, Sacramento, CA
New York Antiquarian Book Fair
The Park Avenue Armory - 643 Park Avenue, at 67th Street