September at BFDC...

A hurricane in the Carolinas, a typhoon in the Philippines, tempests in teapots everywhere you look... What a good time to head north to a Book Fair, to New York City, upstate New York, Massachusetts, even Canada! Plus Literary Festivals from California to Pennsylvania to Brooklyn — oh, my!

Willie B.

Featured object of the month! A memorial broadside in celebration of the life of — wait for it — Willie the Gorilla! (Courtesy of David A. Hamilton Americana Books)

Faenwyl Bindery

Spoiler alert: We here at BFDC love books, prints, paper, ephemera! But sometimes they need some tender loving care. When they do, we trust Cara Schlesinger at the Fænwyl Bindery to make them all better — her work, from paper repair to bespoke rebindings, is top-notch (and beautiful, too!).

2019 Antiquarian A

Guest blogger Nancy Johnson of Nancy Johnson Events LLC tells all about the history of the San Francisco Book, Print, & Paper Fair®, and its storied Antiquarian "A".