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Ken Sanders Rare Books is a full service antiquarian bookshop in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. 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.

Featured Events

Multimedia Presentation and Book Signing - Colorado's Yampa River: Free Flowing and Wild from the Flat Tops to the Green

Date: Friday, February 19th at 7:00 PM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)

Join Patrick Tierney in a presentation at Ken Sanders Rare Books in celebration of this book about the Yampa River. The Yampa River of northwest Colorado is considered the last major free-flowing river in the seven state Colorado River Basin. It cascades for 249 miles from high in the Rocky Mountains near Steamboat Springs and descends over 6,000 ft. from alpine tundra to parched desert. Whether you relish rapids on five day adventures, delight in dropping a fly line into a gold-medal trout stream, crave multi-day canoeing in wild canyons, enthuse to explore on foot the remote high mountain headwaters, or just yearn to learn about the last one, this presentation will have something for you. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to a grass roots nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the Yampa wild and free flowing. Compiled by Patrick Tierney, Ph.D. and photographer John Fielder, this book is a large format hardcover with 150 photographs. For further information about the authors see the events page at this website. Co-sponsored by Holiday River Expeditions and Friends of the Yampa.

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Tom Russell - An American Colorist

Date: Monday, May 16th at 10:00 AM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)

The paintings of Tom Russell range from haunting to playful and are influenced by African, Mexican, Native American and Expressionist art. For this show he will feature a series of portraits of authors, among other works.

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Tom Russel in Concert

Date: Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 PM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)

Join us for an evening of music with Tom Russell. Tom's songs have been recorded by such icons as Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, Rambliní Jack Elliott, and many others. Tom open heartedly understands that historic context and musical tradition are inextricably linked. In addition to his music, he is an author and artist. The bookstore is hosting a show of Tom's paintings, May 16 -31.

Tickets are $30. The link to purchasing online can be found on the events page of this website, or by "searching" on this website.

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Antiques Roadshow

Date: Saturday, August 13th at 12:00 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. Further information will be posted here as this event develops. For information on how to apply for tickets, see this site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow.

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News

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

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

All of the items in this catalogue will be on display and
featured at the following two book fairs this month:

Friday, February 5 - Saturday, February 6
The San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print & Paper Fair
San Mateo County Event Center
http://www.sfbookandpaperfair.com

Friday, February 12 - Sunday, February 14
The 46th California Int'l Antiquarian Book Fair
Pasadena Convention Center
http://www.cabookfair.com




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

Friday, February 5 - Saturday, February 6
The San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print & Paper Fair
San Mateo County Event Center - Fiesta Hall, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA
http://www.sfbookandpaperfair.com

Friday, February 12 - Sunday, February 14
The 46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA
http://www.cabookfair.com

Friday, February 26 - Saturday, February 27
The Historic Salt Lake Antiques and Vintage Show
The Salt Lake Masonic Temple, 650 E. South Temple, SLC, UT

Saturday, March 19
Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair
Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 "H" Street, Sacramento, CA
http://www.sacbookfair.com/

Friday, April 8 - Sunday, April 10
New York Antiquarian Book Fair
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 67th Street, NYC, NY
http://www.nyantiquarianbookfair.com




 

 

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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