We have a lot of our inventory online, but many of the items in our store never get catalogued, so be sure to visit our downtown shop (268 South 200 East, SLC, UT) or call us (801-521-3819) if you are searching for something in particular.
Our inventory is diverse, and our specialties include Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, B. Traven, Utah and the Mormons, Modern First Editions, Grand Canyon, Colorado River & Colorado Plateau, Western Americana, Native Americans, The Intermountain West, Southwest, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Wilderness & National Parks, Public Lands, the Environment, Explorations & Surveys, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and the Literary West.
December Gallery Stroll: Marcee Blackerby
Date: Friday, December 6th at 7:00 PM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 South 200 East - SLC, UT)
December Gallery Stroll: Marcee BlackerbyKen Sanders Rare Books is pleased to announce a gallery stroll exhibition with Mixed Media Artist Marcee Blackerby on Friday, December 6th at 7:00 pm at our downtown bookstore (268 South 200 East, SLC, UT). Our gallery will be full of Marcee’s one-of-a-kind mixed media artworks. Various musical guests will be accompanying this gallery stroll, including Duncan Phillips as well as Marcee’s husband, Ric Blackerby. This event is free and open to the public. View Details
Kate MacLeod “Live at Ken Sanders Rare Books” - CD Release Party and Food Bank Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, December 7th at 7:00 PM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 South 200 East - SLC, UT)
Kate MacLeod “Live at Ken Sanders Rare Books” - CD Release Party and Food Bank FundraiserKen Sanders Rare Books is pleased to announce a CD Release Party and Food Bank Fundraiser with Kat MacLeod on Saturday, December 7th at 7:00 pm at our downtown bookstore (268 South 200 East, SLC, UT). This event celebrates the release of Kate MacLeod - At Ken Sanders Rare Books, a live concert recorded at the bookstore. The recording will be distributed nationally by Waterbug Records, www.waterbug.com. This event is a casual party, with music provided by Andrew Morrill, Mark Hazel, and Bronwen Beecher of the celtic group Shanahy. Kate MacLeod will also perform a few songs with some special guests, and more TBA throughout the evening. This is a free event, but please bring non-perishable food items or cash/check donations for the Utah Food Bank. View Details
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Houston Book Fair
Museum of Printing History - 1324 W. Clay Street, Houston, TX
November 15-17, 2013
Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair
Hynes Convention Center - 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
February 1-2, 2014
San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print & Paper Fair
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion - San Francisco, CA
February 7-9, 2014
The 47th California International Antiquarian Book Fair
Pasadena Convention Center - 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CAKate MacLeod Live at Ken Sanders Rare Books CD now available!
MacLeod, Kate. Kate MacLeod at Ken Sanders Rare Books: A collection of songs inspired by books. Glen Ellyn, IL: Waterbug Records, 2014. 19 tracks. Total running time: 54:50. Cardboard gatefold CD case, full color layout and disc face. Photograph of the artist on the front cover. Recorded live at Ken Sanders Rare Books on August 4, 2012. NEW. Audio CD. 
Now Available for $15.00
"The songs on this recording were all inspired by books I've read. I composed these across a thirty-year span from 1982 to 2012. These songs are different than songs that come solely out of my own thoughts and experience; they are more a digestion of what I've gleaned from reading and are also spontaneous responses. I think of books as part of our collective consciousness. They are our record of history and also a canvas for the imagination. Whether a book is a great piece of literature or not, each contains some record of humanity - serious, comedic, pedestrian or genius. Art forms are related and the creative process is often carried into new formats of expression as culture is passed from one art form to another. Also, interpretations are individual. Someone else might read the same book but create a different song than mine, just as individual artists could illustrate the same chicken differently. This recording project celebrates shared experience by way of interpretive song. I lovingly joke that the state of Utah, where I've lived for over thirty years, is a cross between Dr. Who and a Clint Eastwood western. In the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah is an amazing bookstore run by a character the likes of which you might encounter in those film productions: Mr. Ken Sanders. I recorded these songs in concert at his bookstore, Ken Sanders Rare Books, on August 4, 2012, first with a small audience and then later in the evening with a larger audience that filled the bookstore to the brim. The simple music arrangement is mostly my guitar and voice - reflecting the simplicity of ink on a page. Harmony vocals were sung by Mark Hazel, who is also featured on Kate MacLeod and the Pancakes' 2005 Breakfast recording. My harmonica was added at the mixing sessions. For the sake of repeated listenings and to keep the focus on the songs, we've edited post-song applause from many of the tracks. There is one song that was re-recorded in the studio. Can you guess which song it is? Lyrics and further information about the songs on this recording can be found on my website: www.katemacleod.com."
BIDDER 70 - Beth & George Gage (Co-Directors); Tim DeChristopher (Subject). Telluride, CO: Gage & Gage Productions, 2012. 73-minute feature film. Housed in a cardboard sleeve, with full color printed artwork and photographs on cover and disc face. DVD. NEW.
KSRB Catalogue 45
You can view and download a copy of Catalogue 45 here.
If you would like a physical copy of the catalogue mailed to you (free of charge, please contact us!
"The Sonosopher" now available!
The Sonosopher is an experiential voyage into the peculiar life and art of Alex Caldiero directed by Torben Bernhard and Travis Low. The Sonosopher: Alex Caldiero in Life...in Sound is a 61-minute feature film, and comes with an exclusive booklet containing art, an unpublished essay by Alex Caldiero, and a critical essay by UVU Professor Scott Abbott. The Sonosopher is now available on DVD for $19.99 (plus tax and/or shipping) at Ken Sanders Rare Books.