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Articles - August - 2020 Issue

Help A Salt Lake City and American Tradition Survive the Virus

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Ken Sanders Rare Books has been serving customers throughout the American West and beyond for most of five decades from their store in Salt Lake City. The book business has been challenging in recent years, so many shops having had to close, but KSRB has been a legend for years and its loyal customers have kept the shop going through the lean years. Unfortunately, the coronavirus has thrown a monkey wrench, to borrow another legendary western phrase, into the mix. Sales have been cut in half as traffic has slowed to a crawl as people are reluctant to venture out. Help is needed to keep Ken Sanders Rare Books going through these hard times until book collectors can once again venture freely to their favorite haunts.

 

What can you do to help? There is an answer. A GoFundMe site has been opened to raise the funds needed to keep Ken Sanders Rare Books open until business returns to normal. It is easy to contribute. Just go to Save Ken Sanders Rare Books and click on the “Donate Now” link. It is that simple. Anything you can add will be appreciated, not just by Ken Sanders, but book lovers throughout the American West.

 

Here is a link to the Save Ken Sanders Rare Books GoFundMe page, and thank you: https://www.gofundme.com/f/g5u35-save-ken-sanders-rare-books

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. $8,000 to $12,000.

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