NEW LOCATION: 209 E 500 S inside the Leonardo Museum

HOURS: Tuesday through Sunday 10 AM - 7 PM

There are 3 levels at this location -- the main floor, the rare room, and the underground.

Parking is available inside the City Library parking garage on 500 S. The first two hours are free.

Metered street parking is also available along 200 E and 500 S. Street parking is free for two hours on Saturdays and all day on Sundays.


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 appraisaservices.

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!

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E-Catalogue #58: 30 Holiday Gift Ideas

E-Catalogue #58: 30 Holiday Gift Ideas

The catalogue we have prepared for you here consists of thirty great holiday gift ideas. It reflects the wide variety of material we offer throughout our bookshop. This is a small sampling of new and noteworthy material that we have recently catalogued and which we think would make for great gifts. We are pricing, cataloguing, and shelving new material every day, so please come by and browse the shelves, and keep a close eye on our website!

E-Catalogue #57 - Another World: Fantasy & Science Fiction

E-Catalogue #57 - Another World: Fantasy & Science Fiction

This list includes the first volume of The Sandman graphic novel series (with an original sketch by Neil Gaiman), a heavily signed VHS box set of a cult classic film franchise, and (of course) multiple lovely offerings for the Tolkien enthusiast. 

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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!"

Tom K.

"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."

Jason W.