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 #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. 

E-Catalogue #53: Avant Garde

E-Catalogue #53: Avant Garde

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.

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"I have long-loved this shoppe. It’s practically a satellite branch of the Hogwarts library—but nothing is restricted."

-Gary H.

"A uniquely Utah used book store packed to the rafters with rare editions, mass paperbacks, and an assortment of miscellany I couldn't do justice with words. My life's only regrets are not buying things I discovered here before they were gone. A friendly and brilliant staff; Ken is a local legend. Drop in and browse... guaranteed to find something you'll love."

Brandon C.