Ken Sanders Rare Books: Your full-service antiquarian bookshop since 1997! We offer a selection of rare and collectible books, a smattering of new books, and the reading copies every book lover needs.

Located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, we're open Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and now on Sunday, 12 - 5 p.m.

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In the Land of Oz

A sampling of our charming and delightful “Wizard of Oz” books, including several first and early editions.

Follow the yellow brick road!

John Ruyle Collection

Today we present you with a list of 51 early science fiction titles that we obtained from Serendipity Books after the unfortunate passing of Peter B. Howard. The lion's share of the books belonged to the writer, publisher, and ardent collector, John Eric Ruyle (1934-2008). Ruyle, the creator of Berkeley’s fine press, Pequod Press, was a passionate collector of Sherlockiana and early science fiction, including books with only minute or obscure “occult” and “fantasy” elements. The impassioned spirit with which Ruyle approached his collection, is immediately evident when one looks at the detailed pencil notations he has left on the endpapers of so many of the books that he collected. In his notes, Ruyle often comments on such things as the sheets used during the publication process of the title, its printing history, and any specific references or themes in the book, which imbue it with its unique “fantastical” flavor, no matter how abstruse.

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"One of the finest new, used, and rare, bookstores in Utah. Dealing in Modern First Editions, Beat Generation, Western Americana, and Mormon books. Vintage posters, postcards, ephemera. So much fun!"

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"Ken Sanders' rare books is heaven for any book lover. I may or may not have got choked up when surrounded in some of the more expensive books in the back. There are some real treasures here if you're willing to explore. My heart felt like it overflowed in both amazement and gratitude to be in such a magnificent shop. I've been to all other book stores in slc. Don't get me wrong they're great too. However, there is certainly something special about Ken Sanders."

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