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

September 1-12, (store hours) Exhibit - The Art of Ricardo Levins Morales - Visual Artist
Friday September 4, 6-8pm, Free. Exhibit Reception, at Ken Sanders Rare Books
Ricardo designed the artwork for the Joe Hill Centennial Celebration and will be in Salt Lake City to attend that event.
In addition to the exhibit and reception at the bookstore where his work will be for sale,
it will also be sold at the September 5, Centennial Celebration's music festival at Sugar House Park.

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. For further information see:

Wednesday September 16, 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)
Experience David Bigler's legacy of path-breaking research, honesty, and historical integrity.

Monday September 21, 7pm, at Ken Sanders Rare Books
Joe Hill Centennial Discussion
A conversation on IWW labor leader Joe Hill, and his life and times, including his execution in Utah 100 years ago.
Presentations by prominent local attorney Ron Yengich, attorney and author of "Pie in the Sky" Kenneth Lougee and historian John Sillito. Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A

Friday September 25, 7pm, at Ken Sanders Rare Books
A Salt Lake City Book Festival Event Presenting - Stefene Russell
Stefene is a St. Louis-based poet, actor and arts journalist celebrating a
new collection of poems published by Otis Nebula: The Possum Codex.

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:


September 12

Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair

Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 "H" Street, Sacramento

September 25-26
The Historic Salt Lake Antiques and Vintage Show
Salt Lake Masonic Temple (650 East South Temple, SLC, UT)

September 25-26

Twelfth Annual Escalanted Canyons Art Festival
Arts & Crafts Festival/Sale

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