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Ken Sanders Rare Books is a full-service antiquarian bookshop in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Our hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM. We carry a vast selection of used and rare books, along with a few new books. We also carry an ever-changing inventory of art, ephemera, maps, photography, and postcards. We specialize in the fields of Utah & the Mormons, Western & Native Americana, Explorations & Travels, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Modern First Editions, Literature & Poetry, Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, B. Traven, Wordless Novels, and Children's & Illustrated Books. We actively purchase and appraise books and collections.


Ken Sanders Rare Books is open Monday - Saturday (Closed Sundays), 10am - 6pm.
We are closed on the following holidays...
New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.



CLICK HERE to read an article Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix, wrote for REI's Co-Op Journal featuring Ken talking about the "Three Day Effect," the point when the wilderness becomes your reality, the veneer of civiliazation falls away, group dynamics solidify, and a new reality emerges. 


NEWS! Ken Sanders has written a reminiscence of the meeting of Edward Abbey and R. Crumb 
that took place in Arches National Park, over 30 years ago.
This piece, with accompanying photos by Vicki Barker, has been published in The Canyon Country Zephyr.


FEATURED! Ozy.com's online video article about Ken Sanders.                                    
"The World's Most Adorable Book Collector May Live in Utah"

Book Fairs, Festivals, Speaking, Collectible Shows, and Catalogues

September 2nd
Antique Bottle and Collectibles Show and Sale
Redwood Multipurpose Center
3100 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84119

September 8-9
Historic Salt Lake Antique Show
Salt Lake Masonic Temple
650 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102 

October 14-15
Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
1211 E Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98122

Nov 10-12
Boston Book Fair
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St. 
Boston, MA 02115

E-Catalogue #4: Medical Motley

Sometimes jaw-dropping, always eye-opening! Our latest catalogue features an assortment of medical perspectives from the late 1700’s to today, and the photos are a surrealistic delight.  A fine sampling of both quackery and brilliant medical insight through the ages!
Click to open!


 

Mini-Catalogue: Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová
A selection of rare works from the Czech artist dubbed "the first woman graphic novelist" by the
National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Click here or on the image below to view.


E-Catalogue #3: Signed Art and Photography Books
From Ansel Adams to Wavy Gravy, our latest e-catalogue is full of great signed finds. 
Click here or on the image below to view.

 

E-Catalogue #2: Signed Comic Books, Illustrated Books, and Children's Books
Featuring rare items by Charles Burns, Edward Gorey, Gary Panter, Maurice Sendak, and more!
Everything in this catalogue is signed by the author or artist. Many items have original art drawn-in by the artist as well.

**You may view, download, or print a copy of the catalogue HERE!**






E-Catalogue #1: Alice in Wonderland
& the works of Lewis Carroll.

YOU CAN VIEW, DOWNLOAD, OR PRINT
A COPY OF THE CATALOGUE HERE.
 











 

Ken Sanders Rare Books Catalogue #48 is NOW AVAILABLE.

 

To view a copy of the catalogue, please CLICK HERE.

Print copies are now out of print. Please contact us if you have any questions. books@kensandersbooks.com

Catalogue #48 features new acquisitions in the fields of Utah & the Mormons, Native & Western Americana, Maps & Photographs, and Illustrated Books & Wordless Novels. Catalogue 48 also features some fantastic original artworks for sale, and an exciting Charles Bukowski archive.

 

 

 

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