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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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Peteetneet Antique & Vintage Expo

Date: Saturday, May 14th at 9:00 AM
Location: Historic Peteetneet Museum & Cultural Arts Center, 10 North 600 East, Payson, UT

Event time: 9am-5pm. Appraisals are available 9am-1pm, $5 each item. The expo is a fundraising event for the museum and cultural center that will include vendor booths, museum tours, and verbal appraisals. Ken Sanders will be appraising rare books, maps, photographs, and manuscripts.

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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 songwriter, musician, author, and artist, Tom Russell. Celebrating his latest anthology, Gunpowder Sunsets, Tom will be available for signing his CDs, books, and paintings at this event. Some of the performance will be accompanied by musicians from Utah-based band Shades of Grey. 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. The bookstore is also hosting a show of Tom's paintings, May 16 -28.

Tickets are $30. Purchase online at: http://www.kensandersbooks.com/shop/rarebooks/45115.html.

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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 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.


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!

Saturday, March 19
Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair
Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 "H" Street, Sacramento, CA

Friday, April 8 - Sunday, April 10
New York Antiquarian Book Fair
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 67th Street, NYC, NY



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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