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

Howl @ 60

Date: Friday, October 9th at 7:00 PM
Location: Salt Lake City Public Library Auditorium, 210 East 400 South, SLC UT

The 60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's poem Howl, featuring the sonosopy of poet Alex Caldiero, accompanied by jazz musicians. This event is co-sponsored by Utah Humanities and Ken Sanders Rare Books.


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Vagabond Song - Marc Beaudin - Book Release and Signing

Date: Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 PM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)

Join Marc Beaudin in celebrating the release of his book Vagabond Song: Marc blends travel memoir with poetry to recount his hitchhiking and road trip adventures.


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3hattrio, Celebrating the Release of Their Latest CD, Dark Desert Night

Date: Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 PM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)

3hattrio is comprised of musicians Hal Cannon, Greg Istock, and Eli Wrankle, performing their original compositions inspired by traditional and contemporary Americana music and the desert.


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October 1-31
For the month of October the bookstore has on display and on sale,

a collection of vintage horror movie posters.

We hope you can join us this fall for the following book fairs:


October 3-4
The Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair
Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA



October 10-11
The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
The Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

October 16-18
Salt Lake Antiques Show
Utah State Fairgrounds, Grand Pavilion

November  7

The Thirteenth Annual Houston Book Fair
The Houston Printing Museum

November 13-15
Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA





Ken Sanders Rare Books Catalogue #48 is NOW AVAILABLE.


To view a copy of the catalogue, please CLICK HERE.



Print copies are also available. Please contact us if you would like to receive a print copy by mail (no charge). books@dreamgarden.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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