Ken Sanders Rare Books is a full service antiquarian bookshop in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. 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.

Featured Events

Joe Hill Centennial Celebration (a free all-day concert)

Date: Saturday, September 5th at 11:30 AM
Location: Sugar House Park, 1400 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, Utah

Wondering what to do on Labor Day weekend?

WHAT: Joe Hill Centennial Celebration, a free, all-day concert.

WHO: Judy Collins, Joe Jencks, Mark Ross, the Guy Davis, Anne Feeney, Mischief Brew, and David Rovics on the main stage and many more performers the side stage.

For more information about the concert, and how to plan your day at the concert, please follow this link: http://joehill2015.org/joe-hill-centennial-concert/

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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)

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 7
The Thirteenth Annual Houston Book Fair
The Houston Printing Museum

November 13-15

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA




Dear Friends of KSRB,

Myself and a group of like minded individuals including John Sillito, Kate MacLeod, Duncan Phillips, Lori Taylor, Bruce Plenk and many others have formed a nonprofit organization to celebrate the celebration of the life of labor organizer and songwriter, Joe Hill, on the centennial of his execution by the state of Utah by firing squad.

We are attempting to raise funds to support the big Joe Hill concert in Sugarhouse Park on Saturday, September 5th. Judy Collins has agreed to headline the concert, and local musicians Kate Macleod, Duncan Phillips, and many others are all on the bill. We need to raise funds to pay the musicians and put on the concert.

Please join us in keeping the memory of Joe Hill alive. There will be numerous other activities throughout the fall; including readings at our book shop, a Joe Hill play, and a vigil in November.

Please visit the official fundraising site here...and please share with your friends:


In solidarity,

Ken Sanders





Ken Sanders Rare Books Catalogue #48 is NOW AVAILABLE.


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



Print copies are also available. Please contact us if you would like to receive a print copy by mail (no charge). books@dreamgarden.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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