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.

Ken Sanders is included in a discussion on community and living in Salt Lake City, UT,
on KRCL Community Radio's Show: Radio Active, August 29, 2016, hosted by Lara Jones.
Listen to the discussion at: KRCL - RADIO ACTIVE

Featured Events

Postcard Sale

Date: Saturday, October 1st at 10:00 AM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND THE POSTCARD SALE IS EXTENDED INTO THE FALL! 50,000 cards at 50 cents each, with new cards added every week! Stop by often for best selection and to see new postcards as they arrive. If interested in purchasing the entire postcard collection, please contact Dennis Goreham: dgoreham@gmail.com. Dennis is also selling the vintage postcard cabinet pictured: a solid wood, double-sided cabinet with 16 drawers.

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James M. Aton - Book Presentation and Signing - The Art and Life of Jimmie Jones

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

In a dynamic slide show, James M. Aton will take the audience through artist Jimmie Jones' remarkable life and art, focusing on his signature achievements: his stunning landscapes of southern Utah and Grand Canyon. These pieces of art are the focus of James' most recent book, The Art and Life of Jimmie Jones; Landscape Artist of the Canyon Country. The book has recently won two awards: The Evans Handcart Award for biography from the Mountain West Center at Utah State University and “Best Art Book of the Year from 15 Bytes, Utah’s Art Magazine. James M. Aton has been a professor of English at Southern Utah University for 36 years. He has published six book on the Colorado Plateau, two of them about Jimmie Jones.

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Book Fairs, Festivals, Collectible Shows, and Catalogues

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

October 28-30, 2016
Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair
Ken Sanders Rare Books will have a booth at this event held at the
Hyne's Convention Center, 900 Boylston St, Boston, MA
Event Website: LINK

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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