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 Rare Books announces the latest...The E-Catalogue #2...see below!

Featured Events

A Buddhamas Concert - Gino Sky with Special Guest Kate MacLeod

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

Gino Sky will be sharing his genius and humor with us all. Special guest Kate MacLeod is one of Utah's most established musicians and songwriters. This event will feature poetry, readings, and music and is also a fundraiser for the Utah food Bank. The only admission price is a non-perishable food item.

A native Idahoan and Utahan, Gino is the author of twelve books of poetry, short stories & poetry. His most known novel, APPALOOSA RISING, The Legend Of The Cowboy Buddha, has been a cult novel since its publication in 1980. During the Sixties he co-edited a literary magazine, WILD DOG, which published such writers as Allen Ginsberg, Diane DiPrima, Gary Snyder, Robert Creeley, Denise Levertov, Diane Wakoski, Richard Brautigan, Rosalie Sorrels, Amiri Baraka, and many more from the "Beat" and "Sixties" period of American Letters. WILD DOG was considered by The New York Public Library as one of the finest underground mimeo magazines from that period. He worked in the Civil Rights Movement; The Grape Pickers Strike with Cesar Chavez in Delano, California. His latest published book, WILD DOG DAYS, by Limberlost Press (limited editions of letterpress printing) is the history/story of WILD DOG, along with a healing poem for the Vietnam War. He is currently living in Salt Lake City with his wife, Barbara Jensen Sky, where he continues to write, draw, garden, and maintain a woodworking shop.

Kate MacLeod's highly acclaimed songs are sung by other musicians from California to the Czech Republic. Her songwriting style and performances display an unbreakable link between traditional music and cutting-edge songwriting. She is also an award-winning fiddle player.

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Book Fairs, Festivals, Speaking, Collectible Shows, and Catalogues

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 12:30pm
Ken Sanders will be speaking at the Snow College Convocation Arts and Lecture Series, held at the Eccles Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Center Street, Ephraim, UT. This is open to the public.

E-Catalogue #2:
 Signed Comic Books, Illustrated Books, and Children's Books
Featuring rare items by Charles Burns, Edward Gorey, Gary Panter, Maurice Sendak, and more!
Everything in this catalogue is signed by the author or artist. Many items have original art drawn-in by the artist as well.

**You may view, download, or print a copy of the catalogue HERE!**

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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