09/06- 09/10



1275 Minnesota Street

San Francisco, CA 94107


Free and open to the public, the two fairs are among the leading international gatherings for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community.



Fair Hours

September 6–10   

(Opening Night)

Thursday, September 3th: 8 pm–10 pm



Friday, September 4th: 11 am–5 pm

Sunday, September 5th: 11 am–5 pm

Monday, Sunday 6th: 11 am–5 pm



2020 SF ART BOOK FAIR Booklet

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Inform readers of the value

of print books.

A clear introduction to printed books and info about their irreplaceable value. Useful information about published books, different independent bookstore.

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Here are some other related events that are being held around the same time as Sf Art Book Fair.

Virtual Event

September 6th, Thursday

Printer At Play: Marie Dern & the Magic of Letterpress

Date: Thursday, September 6, 2020
Time: 2 pm PDT

Watch as Studio Director Chad Johnson prints a letterpress postcard keepsake inspired by Marie Dern’s artist book book "William Caslon's Typographic ABC (1991)” at SFCB's print studio. Registered attendees to this event will be mailed a postcard keepsake printed during the event. (Limit one postcard per attendee.) "Printer At Play: Marie Dern and the Magic of Letterpress" is co-hosted by the Bolinas Museum and San Francisco Center for the Book in honor of Bolinas Museum’s current exhibition Marie Dern: The Art of Handmade Books on view by appointment through December 27, 2020.

Short Book Book Club

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Time: 3 pm PDT

The Short Book Book Club meets each term and reads books no longer than 200 pages. All College members are welcome to attend.


The event will take place online via Microsoft Teams. Kellogg Dean Dr Tara Stubbs, will send you a link to the meeting beforehand (you do not need to set up an account).


December's book is Train Dreams by Denis Johnson.

Robert Grainier is a day labourer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century - an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainier struggles to make sense of this strange new world. As his story unfolds, we witness both his shocking personal defeats and the radical changes that transform America in his lifetime. Suffused with the history and landscapes of the American West - its otherworldly flora and fauna, its rugged loggers and bridge-builders - Train Dreams captures the disappearance of a distinctly American way of life.

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