Welcome

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.

Featured Events

"Last Call" with poet David Lee at Ken Sanders Rare Books.

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

Ken Sanders Rare Books is pleased to announce a reading and book signing with David Lee on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00 pm at our downtown bookstore (268 South 200 East, SLC, UT). He will be reading from his new book, Last Call: New Poems by David Lee. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing (Wings Press, paperback, $16). This event is free and open to the public.

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Live Music at Ken Sanders Rare Books featuring Duncan Phillips with Anka Summerhill and Doug Wintch

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

Ken Sanders Rare Books is pleased to announce a live concert with Duncan Phillips, Anka Summerhill, and Doug Wintch on Wednesday, Saturday May 10th at 7:00 pm at our downtown bookstore (268 South 200 East, SLC, UT). Please join us for a night of music and storytelling.

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Will Bagley, “South Pass: Gateway to a Continent”

Date: Thursday, May 15th at 7:00 PM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)

Ken Sanders Rare Books is pleased to announce a reading and book signing with Will Bagley on Thursday, May 15th at 7:00 pm at our downtown bookstore (268 South 200 East, SLC, UT). He will be reading from his new book, "South Pass: Gateway to a Continent”. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing (Oklahoma University Press, hardcover, $29.95). This event is free and open to the public.

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Collage Art by Ernesto Edwards (May Gallery Stroll at Ken Sanders Rare Books)

Date: Friday, May 16th at 7:00 PM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)

Ken Sanders Rare Books is pleased to announce an exhibition of the collage artwork of Ernesto Edwards, opening at 6:30 PM on Friday, May 16th for Gallery Stroll at our downtown bookstore (268 South 200 East, SLC, UT). We will have twelve original collage works by Ernesto Edwards on display and for sale. The artwork will remain on exhibition until June 18th. This event is free and open to the public.

Ernesto Edwards’s collage works are currently included in the acclaimed travelling exhibition (showing in California, New York, and D.C.) and accompanying exhibition catalogue (published in 2013 by Pomegranate Press, [available at our bookstore for $65]) entitled “An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan and Their Circle”.

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News

We will be exhibiting at the following book fairs in the summer and fall, hope to see you there!


Rose City Used Book Fair

June 13th & 14th, 2014

Friday 2pm-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm

DoubleTree at Lloyd Center

1000 NE Multnomah

Portland, OR 97232

http://www.pdxbooks.org/


RBMS Bookseller's Showcase

June 24th & 25th, 2014

Tuesday 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 10am-4pm

Las Vegas, NV

http://www.preconference14.rbms.info/


Twin Cities Antiquarian & Rare Book Fair

June 27th & 28th, 2014

Friday, 3pm-8pm, Saturday, 10am-4pm

Progress Center

Minnesota State Fair Grounds

1265 Snelling Ave N

St Paul, MN 55108

http://tcarbf.com/


Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

August 1st & 2nd, 2014

Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm

Denver Merchandise Mart - Expo Center

I-25 at 58th Ave (East Exit - Just North of I-70)

http://www.rmaba.org/

 

Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair

October 4th & 5th, 2014

Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm

The Pasadena Center

300 East Green Street

Pasadena, CA

http://www.bustamante-shows.com/book/index-book.asp


Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

October 11th & 12th, 2014

Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

(North Side of Seattle Center)

Mercer Street, just East of 3rd Ave N

Seattle, WA

http://www.seattlebookfair.com/

 



Catalogue #47 is here!

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!









Kate 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. [37242]

Now Available for $15.00

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