Spring 2020 at BFDC...


In these uncertain times, we wish health and well-being (mental and physical) to all our readers. Please, be smart. The books will still be here when the virus runs its course, and the internet provides many opportunities for staying in touch with the wider book family, in the interim. Find books HERE or browse bookish organizations HERE or just explore neat links HERE.

Meanwhile: Help the book community stay current — email us at EDITOR@BOOKFAIRS.COM if you hear of changes to the book fair and literary festival schedule. And, be safe out there!

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!).

2020 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".


It's early days, but never too soon to start getting excited about CODEX! It comes but once every two years, and is hard to describe — it's more than a book fair, and more than a conference: Rather, it's a celebration, filled with color and light and an energy that will renew your faith in the enduring power of the hand-made book... start salivating now!