Ken Sanders Rare Books is a full service antiquarian bookshop in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. We carry an ever-changing inventory of art, ephemera, maps, photography, and postcards in addition to a vast selection of used and rare books along with a few new books. We also purchase and appraise books. New arrivals and acquisitions are posted to the KSRB website first on Saturday mornings. The inventory will then be posted to the other sites we use abebooks.com, alibris.com, and biblio.com later in the following week. 

We have a lot of our inventory online, but many of the items in our store never get catalogued, so be sure to visit our downtown shop (268 South 200 East, SLC, UT) or call us (801-521-3819) if you are searching for something in particular.

Our inventory is diverse, and our specialties include Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, B. Traven, Utah and the Mormons, Modern First Editions, Grand Canyon, Colorado River & Colorado Plateau, Western Americana, Native Americans, The Intermountain West, Southwest, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Wilderness & National Parks, Public Lands, the Environment, Explorations & Surveys, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and the Literary West.

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Deadbeat Dams: A Reading and Book Signing with Author Daniel Beard

Date: Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00 PM
Location: Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S 200 E, SLC, UT)

Ken Sanders Rare Books is pleased to announce a reading and book signing with Daniel Beard on Tuesday, March 31st from 7-9 PM at our downtown bookstore (268 South 200 East, SLC, UT). Daniel Beard will be reading and presenting from his new book, Deadbeat Dams: Why We Should Abolish the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Tear Down Glen Canyon Dam. The book is available for purchase and signing (paperback, $17). This event is free and open to the public.

Daniel P. Beard, the author of Deadbeat Dams, has been a forceful advocate for water policy reform for nearly four decades. A native of Bellingham, Washington, Dan received his undergraduate degree from Western Washington University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He currently serves on the American Forest Foundation Board of Trustees, and serves as the organizationís Treasurer. He has extensive experience working in the government and private sector. His previous positions include...

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We will be exhibiting at the following book fairs this winter/spring, hope to see you there!

Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair

Scottish Rite Temple - 6151 "H" Street, Sacramento, CA


April 9-12

New York Antiquarian Book Fair

The Park Avenue Armory - 643 Park Avenue, at 67th Street


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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