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Ken Sanders Rare Books bookstore is pictured on 200 E in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (Rachel Rydalch | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Ken Sanders: Rare Book Collector, Public Icon and Book Thief-Catcher Extraordinaire

By Avery Greig, Arts Editor March 24, 2022

Somewhere nestled in the downtown area of Salt Lake City, perched shy off of 300 South, lies an internal fantasy world born from the mind of book collector Ken Sanders. Rows of shelves stacked with over...

Ken Sanders, owner of Ken Sanders Rare Book Store, on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Christopherson: Local Bookstores Need Us to Survive the Coronavirus Outbreak – and We Need Them

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor April 17, 2020

  It's no secret that Amazon.com has been putting small, independent bookstores across the country (and even chains like Barnes & Noble) out of business for years – but now, as the massive...

At Ken Sanders Rare Book Store, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Salt Lake City. ( Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Christopherson: Protect Ken Sanders and Protect Salt Lake Culture

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor February 11, 2020

  The Salt Lake Tribune recently reported that Ken Sanders Rare Books will likely close in 2021 due to Ivory Homes’ redevelopment plans for the shop’s location. The famous downtown bookstore...