ABOUT SFABF


After two years, we are excited and honored to welcome you back to Minnesota Street Project for the 5th San Francisco Art Book Fair.
We have missed you all so much that we added an extra full day to the fair!

The San Francisco Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists' publications. The event is FREE and OPEN to the public and features artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists' multiples. These works are presented by over 100 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts. Over the weekend, the fair hosts a diverse range of talks, discussions, book launches, on and off-site special projects, exhibitions and signings.

The mission of the fair is to foster the unique art publishing community of the Bay Area while providing a platform for national and international publishers to exhibit their work to a new audience.

In 2019, we welcomed 115 exhibitors and over 12,000 visitors. This year, we aim to create an event that continues to showcase some of the most interesting publishers and booksellers in the world.

The SF Art Book Fair is held at Minnesota Street Project. The project’s landmark location, 1275 Minnesota Street, houses 10 galleries, a not-for-profit, temporary exhibitions spaces, media room, and a restaurant.

This year, we are happy to announce our new Zine Tent just behind the building on Tennessee Street The Zine Tent will feature 38 publishers from around the world whose practices are dedicated to accessible and inventive forms of bookmaking.

Additionally, Tennessee Street will host a series of outdoor programs and activities planned for the duration of the weekend. A selection of food and beverage options from local vendors will also be available.

COVID POLICY
In response to ongoing concern with the Covid-19 virus, we are asking exhibitors and the general public to wear masks at all times. We will be monitoring and controlling crowd attendance, circulating air, and regularly cleaning surfaces. To ensure a safer environment, we have added an extra day to the fair and shifted 1/4 of our exhibitors outside. For more information on Minnesota Street Project’s covid protocols visit minnesotastreetproject.com.

SFABF is brought to you by Park Life, Colpa and Minnesota Street Project.

Exhibitor applications are now closed. Due to the limited space, we can only admit a certain amount of applicants. The selection process is juried and our committee is dedicated to representing a diverse range of artists, publishers and booksellers that demonstrate a commitment to their craft and present a strong catalog of work.  

If you have any questions, please direct them to info@sfartbookfair.com and subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

If you would like to volunteer, please email volunteering@sfartbookfair.com. To donate to SFABF and help keep it free and open to the public, please click here.

This year’s branding and identity by David Kasprzak. Typefaces by Velvetyne Type Foundry. Pillow Lava by Anton Moglia and Jérémy Landes. Basteleur: Bold by Keussel.