Ken Sanders Rare Books

Ken Sanders Rare Books
Ken Sanders Rare Books Ken Sanders Rare Books
Contact person: Ken Sanders
Contact other person: Kimberly Snow
Address: 268 South 200 East
Salt Lake City UT 84111
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Phone: (801) 521-3819
Description of shop:

Ken Sanders Rare Books is a full service antiquarian bookshop in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. We carry an ever-changing inventory of art, ephemera, maps, photography, and postcards in addition to a vast selection of used and rare books along with a few new books. We also offer book purchasing and appraisal services.

The 4,000 square foot bookshop specializes in works on Utah and the Mormons, the exploration and discovery of the American West with emphasis on the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, Yellowstone, and other national parks and wilderness areas, along with antique maps, vintage photography, postcards and all kinds of ephemera. Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, B. Traven and the authors of the literary west are well represented. We feature rare and collectible books in many fields including Art, Photography, Children's and illustrated books, sets and leather bound books. Our large selection of modern first editions includes numerous autographed copies. First time visitors are always surprised by the quality, depth and diversity of our holdings. Serious collectors and casual browsers often treat the bookshop as a museum, and browsing is encouraged (you can also search our inventory online). A diverse and varied clientele are known to inhabit the bookshop premises. You never know whom you might encounter.

We regularly feature art and photography exhibitions for the monthly gallery stroll, host book publication parties for authors, and have a regular series of poetry readings. Please check our events page to find out what's happening now.

Proprietor Ken Sanders has been buying, selling and collecting quaint and curious volumes of lore since childhood. He formerly co-owned and ran the legendary Cosmic Aeroplane Bookstore in the 1970s and founded Dream Garden Press in 1980.

Dream Garden Press is our in house publishing company, founded in 1980. Dream Garden has published the R. Crumb illustrated edition of Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang and the Kirk Douglas limited signed edition of Edward Abbey's The Brave Cowboy.

Specialties: - Literature
- Local history
- Travel
Other specialties: Western & Native Americana, Explorations & Travels, Utah & Mormons, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Modern First Editions, Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, B. Traven
Bookseller's catalogues:

- Mini-Catalogue: Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová

Opening hours:
From Monday to Saturday : From 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
Sales information: All items offered subject to prior sale. Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA, guarantees the authenticity and delivery of all items. All items are returnable within 10 days for any reason, please notify in advance of a return. Shipping cost within the continental U.S. starts at $6.50 for the first book and $2.00 for each additional book. International, expedited, and large orders billed at cost. Utah customers will be charged 6.6% local sales tax. We accept cash, checks, money orders, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. Regular customers, libraries and institutions may expect their usual terms.
Association: Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America