Our Services

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We are a full-service antiquarian bookstore housed in a 4,000 square foot building in downtown Salt Lake City.  There is easy metered parking in front of the store, or our own parking on the north side of the building.  Hours are 10 am to 6 pm Mondays through Fridays.  You can come by the store, or search our inventory online.  We currently have an online inventory of over 12,000 items and add new inventory daily.  Our website has an easy and secure shopping cart.  We work closely with individuals and institutions to develop collections and have a vast storehouse of knowledge regarding Utah and the Mormons, the Colorado Plateau, the West, Native Americans, Western Authors, Poetry, and many other fields.

Purchasing

We regularly buy books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, postcards and paper ephemera of all kinds.  We do not purchase books in poor condition, we do not purchase most magazines, textbooks, Reader's Digest books, or encyclopedias from the 20th century.  If you'd like to bring material in to sell, we recommend calling (801) 521-3819 beforehand to make sure that one of our buyers will be in.

Appraisals

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Ken Sanders Rare Books offers appraisal services, from informal valuations on single items to formal appraisals of entire collections. Ken Sanders has years of experience, and is qualified to appraise material in many fields. You can see him in action as an appraiser on the Salt Lake City, Spokane, San Antonio, Hartford, and Dallas editions of The Antiques Roadshow. For further information about appraisals, please contact us.