Ken Sanders Rare Books, whose eponymous owner has been featured on Antiques Roadshow and ABC 4 News, ably feeds text consumers with various new, used, and rare volumes ($1.50+). More than 100,000 spinebounds span the 4,000-square-foot shop, which highlights subjects such as art, photography, Native American literature, and children's titles, while many collectible sets and books come bound in leather to trap their two-dollar prepositions and rare seventh-person omniscient narrators. Ken also hones in on pieces that cover Utah and the Mormons, Native Americana, the literary West, and modern first editions. Bookworms can further burrow through the wide variety of modern and classic authors, including Dave Eggers, David Foster Wallace, J.D. Salinger, E.L. Doctorow, and more.
At Frosty Darling, the displayed art and giftature is part throwback, part homage to modernity, and part pop culture; the New York Times calls it "whimsical." Artful items include handmade barrettes ($4–$6) and felt brooches ($6), as well as a variety of pins ($1), bookmarks ($1.50), soaps ($5–$8), coin purses ($4), and distinctly scented erasers ($3). Gentry and her fellow area artists produce brilliant letterpress cards ($4) and postcards ($1), both of which pair nicely with Frosty Darling's well-stocked shelves of old-timey candy, such as Atomic Fireballs, candy cigarettes, and Fruit Stripe gum ($0.15–$1.50). The store is open Tuesday–Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Designed to highlight the different ways children learn, Discovery Gateway's exhibits are colorful and kid-friendly. Around every corner is something to touch, investigate, or explore.
Size: 60,000 square feet
Eye-Catcher: Kids enter The Garden through a 30-foot beehive to learn about how life grows.
Don't Miss: At Kid's Eye View, everything's scaled down to help kids learn about the world on their own scale; here, kids explore a farm, a market, a construction site, and a water play area.
Hands-On Experiences: At the Saving Lives exhibit, kids role-play and learn in a number of activities, coordinating a life flight launch, caring for patients in an interactive treatment area in a helicopter, and using a gurney track to transport patients from the helicopter to the emergency department.
Special Programs: The museum hosts a wide selection of art and science classes, plus activities and workshops for kids.
Celebrations: A charming room hosts birthday parties with themed activities, such as a superhero obstacle course and a musical parade.