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.

Ken Sanders Rare Books is taking a hiatus from buying books, until early June. 

We are simply overflowing with new arrivals and don't have room for more at this time.

Announcement from Ken Sanders Rare Books, April 28, 2016
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.

Announcement from Ken Sanders Rare Books, April 30, 2016
Dear Friends of Ken Sanders Rare Books,
In the wake of our recent non-moving announcement, we wish to make the following announcement as well.
Bookselling duo, Kent and Katie Tschanz, of KSRB fame, are moving on to fulfill their longtime dream of having their own antiquarian bookselling firm. 
Kent and Katie have been integral to the past success of KSRB, with nearly two decades on the team combined, and we likely couldn't have done it without them. This also sadly means that they are taking with them future bookselling wiz, or a wiz of some some kind, Miss Juniper Tschanz, age 4 1/2.  I may have to hire counseling to help us recover from Juni's impending absence. We will sorely miss all the Tschanzes as they move out on their own, but we wish them all the best and a heartfelt thank you from all of us at KRSB.  We hope to be able to work together in the future to our mutual success. 
Here is a note from Kent and Katie...
We want to express our deep gratitude and thanks to Ken Sanders for being a mentor who has been generous with his knowledge and has taught us what we know about the book trade. We would also like to extend a thank you to those in the trade who have offered their knowledge and encouragement over the years.
We are anxious and excited for what this next chapter of our lives will bring, but we hope to continue to sell books for many years.
Sincerely, Katie & Kent Tschanz  


Featured Events

Tom Russell - An American Colorist

Date: Monday, May 2nd at 10:00 AM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)

This exhibit will run May 2nd-31st. 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. The work will be exhibited during regular store hours of Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, and during his concert on May 18. For exhibit inventory click on "view details".

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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. You can obtain tickets (tickets are free) through applying by April 18, at this site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow.

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


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




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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