The San Francisco Art Book Fair will not take place in 2021. While we had hoped to return to our usually scheduled programming, potentially shifting to the fall, the uncertainty of restrictions and protocols have left us unable to plan an event of this size.
The good news is that we will be back in full form in 2022! We can’t wait to see all your faces and celebrate the reason we are all here, our love for books.
Thank you for supporting us this past year. With the help of our sponsors we were able to award $15,000 to BIPOC publishers through our SFABF Publishing Grant. You can read more about their amazing work here.
Please stay tuned for other programming and initiatives we have planned in the meantime.
The SFABF team
The SF 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.
The SF Art Book Fair is brought to you by Park Life, Colpa and Minnesota Street Project.
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