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.

Announcement from Ken Sanders Rare Books
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)

This sale continues through JULY! 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.

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The Annual July Book Sale At Ken Sanders Rare Books

Date: Saturday, July 23rd at 10:00 AM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 South 200 East - SLC, UT)

The Annual July Book Sale at Ken Sanders Rare Books

Itís getting hot outside and, before you know it, the dog days of summer will be upon us. What better way to get through those long, hot days of July and August than a good book or, better yet, a good stack of great books. To help with your summer literary needs, Ken Sanders Rare Books is gearing up for its Annual July Book Sale.

Store merchandise is 25% off! New books, used books, rare books, T-shirts, music, maps, photography, prints, and ephemera.

*Sale excludes some rare and consignment items.

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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.

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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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Book Fairs and Catalogues

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

Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair, Denver, CO
Friday and Saturday August 5-6, 2016
(Friday 2:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm)
The Denver Mart, I-25 and 58th Avenue, Denver, CO

Utah Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show and Sale
Saturday September 3, 2016
Early Bird Admission - 8:00am
Redwood Multipurpose Center, 2100 South Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT

Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair
Saturday September 10, 2016
Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 'H' St, Sacramento, CA

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



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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