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Ken Sanders tries an online fundraiser to save his bookstore

Posted at 6:31 AM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 08:31:47-04

SALT LAKE CITY — One of Salt Lake City’s best known antique bookstores is soliciting donations in hopes of surviving a protracted dip in sales due to the pandemic, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Ken Sanders, owner and namesake of downtown’s Ken Sanders Rare Books, said Monday he’s already been overwhelmed by support for the GoFundMe effort, which, three days in, has raised more than $26,000 from 600 donors. His goal is $250,000.

“You know perfectly well many of them can’t afford it, but they care — and I don’t even know them,” the 68-year-old store proprietor, small-press publisher and literary and musical event organizer said of his online patrons, most of whom are giving in small amounts.

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