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

April 29, 2017. 7pm
Nuclear Impact Utah - Poets on the Nuclear West
Presented in Partnership with Utah Writers Resist
Readers: Featured readers will include Nuclear Impact contributors, Amy Brunvand, Trish Hopkinson, Michael McLane, Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen, and C. Wade Bentley. In addition, portions of the documentary Downwinders, by Tim Skousen and Tyler Bastian, will be screened.
This event is in conjunction with the release of Nuclear Impact - Broken Atoms in Our Hands, an anthology of poetry edited by Teresa Mei Chuc. This anthology includes poets from the United States, India, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Philippines, Japan, South Africa, Guam, Singapore, Poland, Australia, France, Vietnam, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Germany, China and Pakistan. The project is in response to the dangers that nuclear energy and nuclear warfare threaten our lives and world with, and took about two years to complete. The date of April 29 is also Independent Bookstore Day! Celebrate with local bookstores everywhere by attending this event at our bookstore on this date. 

June 26-July 1, 2017 - Cataract Canyon River Trip
Join Ken Sanders as storyteller and Kate MacLeod as musician, June 26-July 1, 2017
on a Cataract Canyon river trip, organized by Colorado River and Trail Expeditions.


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!

May 6 & 7, 2017
Rocky Mountain Antique Festival
South Towne Expo Center
9375 State St., Sandy, UT 84070 

August 4 (2pm-8pm) & 5 (10am-5pm), 2017
The 33rd Annual Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
The Denver Mart 
I-25 & 58th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216

September 29th - 30th, 2017
Escalante Canyons Arts Festival
Escalante, UT