Ken Sanders Rare Books is a full-service antiquarian bookshop founded in 1997. We are located at 209 E 500 S inside the Leonardo Museum in downtown Salt Lake City. Our store has three levels: the main floor, the rare room, and the underground. We have a vast inventory of used and rare books, a handful of new books, and an ever-changing selection of art, ephemera, maps, photographs, and postcards. We also offer book purchasing and appraisal services.
We specialize in Utah & the Mormons and Western Americana, with emphases on the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, Yellowstone, and other national parks. The literary West is well-represented here, with deep selections of Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, B. Traven, and more. We offer rare and collectible books in many subjects, including Literature, Art, Photography, Children's, Illustrated, and Wordless Novels. Much of our 4,000 square feet of floor space is devoted to our general stock of eclectic and affordable used titles. Serious collectors and casual shoppers are equally welcome, and browsing is encouraged. You can also search a portion of our inventory here on the 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.
Proprieter Ken Sanders has been buying, selling and collecting books since childhood. He co-owned and ran the legendary Cosmic Aeroplane Bookstore in the 1970s and founded Dream Garden Press, our in-house publishing company, in 1980.