Welcome to Ken Sanders Rare Books, Salt Lake City's premier antiquarian bookshop since 1997. We offer a selection of rare and collectible books, a smattering of new books, an enormous stock of eclectic and affordable used titles, and an ever-changing selection of art, ephemera, maps, photographs, and postcards. We also offer book purchasing and appraisal services.
Ken Sanders Rare Books specializes in regional interest Utah & the Mormons and the broader Western Americana, with emphases on the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, National Parks, and the literary West. We offer rare and collectible books in many subjects, including Literature, Art, Photography, Children's, Illustrated, and Wordless Novels. We are a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA).
Serious collectors and casual shoppers are equally welcome, and browsing is encouraged. You can search our inventory on this website but a significant portion of our stock is uncatalogued-- please call or drop by if you don’t see what you’re looking for!
Check out our R. Crumb Monkey Wrench Gang merchandise.
Move through the twentieth century avant-garde movement in this collection of art books. From Duchamp's Fountain to the absurd performances of Joseph Beuys, these works capture the figures that revolutionized the art scene. Discover Kienholz' full scale tableaus, a strange correspondence between Warhol and a Utah artist, and a scarce photojournalistic adventure through the outsider culture of the runaway teens of the West.
A list of freshly acquired facsimile first editions of books that have charmed, entertained, and influenced generations of readers.
"I’ve frequented Ken Sander’s for years. This is the place to go for friendly people. It’s the place to go for unique finds. I’ve found countless first editions and books to fill my bookshelves, as well as postcards to fill my walls. I walk around downtown just to end up here. It is by far one of my favorite places to be in Salt Lake City."
"Hands down the best bookstore in the west. Knowledgeable and helpful staff, so many delightful finds here."