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Ken Sanders Rare Books is a full service antiquarian bookshop in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Our hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 10AM to 6PM. We carry a vast selection of used and rare books along with a few new books. We also carry an ever-changing inventory of art, ephemera, maps, photography, and postcards. We specialize in the fields of Utah & the Mormons, Western & Native Americana, Explorations & Travels, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Modern First Editions, Literature & Poetry, Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, B. Traven, Wordless Novels, and Children's & Illustrated Books. We actively purchase and appraise books and collections.


Announcement from Ken Sanders Rare Books
Ken Sanders Rare Books is NOT moving! We have been able to sign a satisfactory lease that will enable the store to remain where it has been for the past 20 years, for at least three more years.


 

Featured Events

Summer Postcard Sale

Date: Wednesday, June 15th at 10:00 AM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)

This sale continues through AUGUST! Summer Postcard Sale. 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.

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Ken Sanders Speaking at the Northern California Chapter/Book Club of California Meeting

Date: Monday, September 19th at 12:00 AM
Location: San Francisco, CA

Ken Sanders will be speaking at the joint Northern California Chapter/Book Club of California lecture meeting in San Francisco, CA. Topic - The Mormons in California, in Print and in Person, Then and Now, but Mostly Then. Time of lecture - TBA.

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Alex Caldiero: Who is the Dancer, What is the Dance. Book Release, Reading, and Signing.

Date: Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 PM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)

Ken Sanders Rare Books and saltfront Press are pleased to announce a book launch for Alex Caldiero's new collection of poems, Who is the Dancer, What is the Dance on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 PM. Alex will be available for signing at this event. Who is the Dancer, What is the Dance is based on a pocket journal that poet Alex Caldiero kept with him during a six-day river trip on the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon. In these poems, and the reproduced drawings that accompany, Caldiero explores how we simultaneously impinge upon, and give ourselves over to, a landscape. In these poems, our urban preconceptions falter and adapt to these places we call wild. Teacher, polyartist, sonosopher, and scholar of humanities and inter-media, Caldiero makes things that sometimes appear as language or pictures or music -- and then again, as the shape of your own mind. See the event details for biographical information about Alex Caldiero. This event is made possible with support from Ken Sanders Rare Books, saltfront, and Utah Humanities. This event is free.

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Scott Abbott: Immortal for Quite Some Time. Book Release, Reading, and Signing.

Date: Saturday, October 15th at 7:00 PM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)

Scott Abbott will be reading from his newly released book, Immortal for Quite Some Time, published by The University of Utah Press. Scott will be available for signing copies at this event. This is a work that Scott Abbott calls a “fraternal meditation,” inspired by his relationship with his brother John, who died of AIDS in 1991, at the age of forty. The book shares the fragmented structure of Peter Handke’s A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, a self-conscious struggle to write about his mother after her suicide, and of Susan Griffin’s remarkable investigation into the violent public and private consequences of silence, A Chorus of Stones. In fits and starts he sketches his versions of a lonely, funny, talented, hard-luck, bisexual, ex-Mormon and his ostensibly more stable brother. For further information about Scott Abbott, see the event details. This event is free.

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Book Fairs and Catalogues

We will be exhibiting at the following book fairs and sales. Hope you can join us! 


Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair, Denver, CO
Friday and Saturday August 5-6, 2016
(Friday 2:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm)
The Denver Mart, I-25 and 58th Avenue, Denver, CO
http://www.rmaba.org/rmbpf/2016/rmbpf_2016_GeneralInfo.html


Utah Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show and Sale
Saturday September 3, 2016
9:00am-1:00pm
Early Bird Admission - 8:00am
Redwood Multipurpose Center, 2100 South Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT


Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair
Saturday September 10, 2016
9:45am-5:00pm
Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 'H' St, Sacramento, CA
http://www.sacbookfair.com/


The Historic Salt Lake Antiques and Vintage Show
Friday September 16 - Saturday September 17, 2016
Salt Lake City Masonic Temple, 650 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT





E-Catalogue #1: Alice in Wonderland
& the works of Lewis Carroll.

YOU CAN VIEW, DOWNLOAD, OR PRINT
A COPY OF THE CATALOGUE HERE.
 











 

Ken Sanders Rare Books Catalogue #48 is NOW AVAILABLE.

 

To view a copy of the catalogue, please CLICK HERE.

Print copies are now out of print. Please contact us if you have any questions. books@kensandersbooks.com

Catalogue #48 features new acquisitions in the fields of Utah & the Mormons, Native & Western Americana, Maps & Photographs, and Illustrated Books & Wordless Novels. Catalogue 48 also features some fantastic original artworks for sale, and an exciting Charles Bukowski archive.

 

 

 

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