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3 Questions with Bob Evans: Rare book seller Ken Sanders

Posted at 10:01 PM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 19:45:35-04

SALT LAKE CITY - He is considered one of the leading experts on rare books in the country, and though not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he has an astonishing knowledge of rare books in Mormon history and culture.

Ken Sanders was a serious book collector by age 14.

Now, in addition to buying and selling rare books at his store in Salt Lake City, Sanders serves as an appraiser on the PBS program, “Antiques Roadshow.”

He sat down recently with Bob Evans for 3 Questions.

  1. What is it you look for in a rare book that makes you go, ‘Ah! This is a rare find’?
  2. Have rare LDS books increased in value or decreased in value over time?
  3. In the Antiques Roadshow you were an appraiser when a lady brought in a very rare early LDS hymnal.

You can watch the entire interview here.