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Ken Sanders Rare Books is a full-service antiquarian bookshop in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Our hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM. 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 open Monday - Saturday (Closed Sundays), 10am - 6pm.
We are closed on the following holidays...
New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.



NEWS! Ken Sanders has written a reminiscence of the meeting of Edward Abbey and R. Crumb 
that took place in Arches National Park, over 30 years ago.
This piece, with accompanying photos by Vicki Barker, has been published in The Canyon Country Zephyr.



FEATURED! Ozy.com's online video article about Ken Sanders.                                    
"The World's Most Adorable Book Collector May Live in Utah"

Featured Events

Join Ken Sanders and Kate MacLeod on a Cataract Canyon River Trip

Date: Monday, June 26th at 12:00 AM
Location: On the River - Cataract Canyon

For the week of June 26-July 1, 2017, Colorado River and Trail Expeditions is hosting a special music, history, and lore river trip. There will be storytelling and poetry reading from Ken Sanders, and music from Kate MacLeod. Performances inspired by the landscape, delightful sing-a-longs, tall tales, and true stories will be regular fare through the trip. Visit this site for detailed information: www.crateinc.com.

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Book Fairs, Festivals, Speaking, Collectible Shows, and Catalogues

May 6 & 7, 2017
Rocky Mountain Antique Festival
South Towne Expo Center
9375 State St., Sandy, UT 84070

August 4 (2pm-8pm) & 5 (10am-5pm), 2017
The 33rd Annual Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
The Denver Mart 
I-25 & 58th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216

September 29th-30th, 2017
Escalante Canyons Art Festival
Escalante, UT 

 

Mini-Catalogue: Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová
A selection of rare works from the Czech artist dubbed "the first woman graphic novelist" by the
National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Click here or on the image below to view.


E-Catalogue #3: Signed Art and Photography Books
From Ansel Adams to Wavy Gravy, our latest e-catalogue is full of great signed finds. 
Click here or on the image below to view.

 

E-Catalogue #2: Signed Comic Books, Illustrated Books, and Children's Books
Featuring rare items by Charles Burns, Edward Gorey, Gary Panter, Maurice Sendak, and more!
Everything in this catalogue is signed by the author or artist. Many items have original art drawn-in by the artist as well.

**You may view, download, or print a copy of the catalogue HERE!**






E-Catalogue #1: Alice in Wonderland
& the works of Lewis Carroll.

YOU CAN VIEW, DOWNLOAD, OR PRINT
A COPY OF THE CATALOGUE HERE.
 











 

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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