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.

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Holiday Gallery Stroll at Ken Sanders Rare Books

Date: Friday, December 4th at 6:00 PM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)

Ken Sanders Rare Books will be open until 9pm on December 4. In addition to our usual vast assortment of fine and rare books for collectors and gift givers, we have redecorated our gallery with some new offerings for the occasion. Original drawings by famed underground comix artist, R. Crumb, paintings by Tom Russell, art by El Pastor, Bob Dylan paintings by outsider artist Lamar Sorrento, a large recreation painting of a vintage Nancy Drew cover, and many more items. We also feature new signed prints and posters by Buckminster Fuller, Peter Max, Richard Avedon, an extensive selection of original Maxfield Parrish prints in original frames, 1940s & 50s framed horror movie posters, Vintage Utah and Mormon photographs, Utah advertising and an eclectic collection of unique art.


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Holiday Store Event Featuring Kate MacLeod - A Collection of Songs - Book Release and Signing

Date: Thursday, December 10th at 7:00 PM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)

Kate MacLeod's Songbook, A collection of Songs, is Presented by Dream Garden Press. This event will not be a standard concert, but will be a short presentation, with a little music, approximately one hour. And just in time for Christmas/Holidays, this celebration is also a chance to check out the many interesting items in the store while you are there. Kate's songs have been recorded by other musicians from California to the Czech Republic in roots music genres such as Bluegrass, Celtic and Americana music. The songbook features 52 original songs by Kate, with music notation, chords, and lyrics, some of them never recorded. Refreshments will be served.


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

Friday, February 5 - Saturday, February 6
The San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print & Paper Fair
San Mateo County Event Center - Fiesta Hall, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA

Friday, February 12 - Sunday, February 14
The 46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA

Friday, April 8 - Sunday, April 10
New York Antiquarian Book Fair
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 67th Street, NYC, NY



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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