January 2020 at BFDC...

New year, new us...

We're digging into new fairs and festivals this year. Watch this space for new features, going forward. But meantime, note all the new festivals and international fairs we've added! Click through all the links in the menus, above!


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!

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".