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.

Ken Sanders Rare Books is taking a hiatus from buying books, until early June. 

We are simply overflowing with new arrivals and don't have room for more at this time.

Announcement from Ken Sanders Rare Books, April 28, 2016
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

June - July Summer Postcard Sale

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

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. This sale continues through July.

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Antiques Roadshow

Date: Saturday, August 13th at 8:00 AM
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

The very entertaining PBS phenomenon, Antiques Roadshow, has announced the 2016 season, which includes a filming of the show in Salt Lake City on Aug 13, 2016, when Ken Sanders will be appraising. You can obtain tickets (tickets are free) through applying by April 18, at this site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow.

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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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Our first "e-catalogue" is out now!
E-Catalogue #1: Alice in Wonderland
& the works of Lewis Carroll.


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




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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