Ken Sanders Rare Books is a full service antiquarian bookshop in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. We carry an ever-changing inventory of art, ephemera, maps, photography, and postcards in addition to a vast selection of used and rare books along with a few new books. We also purchase and appraise books. New arrivals and acquisitions are posted to the KSRB website first on Saturday mornings. The inventory will then be posted to the other sites we use abebooks.com, alibris.com, and biblio.com later in the following week. 

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.


We hope you can join us this summer and fall for the following book fairs:


June 23-24

ABAA Bookseller’s Showcase at the Rare Books & Manuscripts Section Librarian’s Conference



June 26-27

The 25th Annual Twin Cities Antiquarian & Rare Book Fair

Progress Center on the State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN



July 31 – August 1

The 30th Annual Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

The Denver Mart - I-25 & 58th Avenue, Denver, CO



September 12

Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair

Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 "H" Street, Sacramento



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




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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