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.
Check out our R. Crumb Monkey Wrench Gang merchandise.
A sampling of our charming and delightful “Wizard of Oz” books, including several first and early editions.
Follow the yellow brick road!
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.
"This place ought to be a must for any bibliophile passing through Salt Lake. Every time I've visited Ken's shop, I've left carrying out a book or two. Leonard Cohen music played the whole time I was there this afternoon—in memorium of the late great Mr. Cohen."
"One of my favorite book stores of all time. Phenomenal selection and Ken is a wonderful person with an extensive knowledge of Utah history. Fun atmosphere and very helpful staff. I 100% recommend this place for any book lover."