San Francisco Art Book Fair 2019

Sat Jul 20 (full schedule below)
Minnesota Street Project
Art, Shopping


Preview on Friday, July 19: 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, July 20: 11am – 6pm
Sunday, July 21: 11am – 5pm

The 2019 San Francisco Art Book Fair (SFABF) is an annual multi-day festival of artists' publications. This event is free and open to the public and will feature artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists' multiples. These works will be presented by over The fair is organized by Colpa Press, Minnesota Street Project and Park Life with the mission to further cultivate the unique art publishing community within the Bay Area while providing a platform for national and international publishers to exhibit their work to new audiences. The weekend will be complemented by robust programming, outdoor activities, unique SFABF artist editions available for sale, and appearances by the much-loved SFABF mascot, Booky.

Throughout the weekend, refreshment options available on-site will include food from El Tonayense and an elote and fruit cart on Tennessee Street, pastries and coffee from Tartine Bakery on Minnesota Street, and sweet treats from izzyA’s Frozen Custard truck in the parking lot of 1150 25th Street. All this in addition to Besharam, the in- house restaurant located on the ground floor of Minnesota Street Project.


The SFABF will feature a diverse range of talks, discussions, book launches, on and off-site special projects, exhibitions and book signings curated by David Senior, Chief of Library and Archives at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
Additional programming coordinated by the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (MFA), in association with its exhibition What is an edition, anyway?, will be held at 1150 25th Street, including events with Ala Ebtekar, Bonanza, and Stephanie Syjuco.
The complete programming schedule will be announced shortly. Please check for more information.


2nd Cannons Publications (CA);34 Trinity Arts & News / G. F. Wilkinson Books (CA); 6 Decades (CA); 871 Fine Arts (CA); Altman Siegel (CA); Anthology Editions (NY); Aperture (NY); Art Metropole (Canada); ARTBOOK | D.A.P. (NY); Aventures Ltd. Press (NY); BASEMENT (CA); Benjamin Critton Art Department (CA); Blum & Poe (CA); Bolerium Books Inc. (CA); BOMB Magazine (NY); Book and Job Gallery (CA); BOOK/SHOP (CA); Can Can Press (Mexico); Canyon Cinema (CA); Case Publishing / shashasha (Japan); Catharine Clark Gallery (CA); CCA Hybrid Practice (CA); Chronicle Books (CA); Coloured Publishing (CA); Colpa Press (CA); Container Corps (OR); Conveyor Editions (NJ); Creativity Explored (CA); Dale Zine (FL); Deadbeat Club (CA); Ediciones Rocas (Chile); Eggy Press (CA); Emigre (CA); Endless Editions (NY); Et al. (CA); The Everyday Press / Bunker Basement (UK); Fillip (Canada); FIST (CA); Floss Editions (CA); Fraenkel Gallery (CA); The Fulcrum Press (CA); Gagosian (CA); Gallery 16 (CA); Gato Negro Ediciones (Mexico); Genderfail (NY); Hassla (NY); Hat and Beard (CA); Here Press (UK); Hesse Press (CA); Hi-Bred Studio (CA); THE ICE PLANT (CA); The Idea of the Book (OR); illetante collective (CA); Inventory Press (CA); Issue Press (MI); ISSUES (CA); J&L Books (NY); Joy of Being (CA); Kayrock Screenprinting (NY); Kris Graves Projects (NY); Kunstcapades (CA); LAND AND SEA (CA); MacFadden & Thorpe (CA); Martian Press (CA); modlitbooks (CA); Monograph Bookwerks (OR); MOREL books (UK); Most Ancient (CA); Mount Analog (CA); Nazraeli Press (CA/UK); Needles & Pens (CA); New Documents (CA); NIAD Art Center (CA); Night Diver Press (CA); Onomatopee Projects (Netherlands); Other Books (CA); Paper Monument / n+1 (NY); Park Life (CA); Paulson Fontaine Press (CA); People I've Loved (CA); Peradam Press (NY); Publication Studio San Francisco / P.E. Area / 2727 California Street (CA); Ratio 3 (CA); RE/Search and Search & Destroy (CA); Real Time and Space (CA); R-ev (Venezuela); Risotop (Germany); RITE Editions (CA); SFAI Bookmaking (CA); SF Cinematheque (CA); Silent Sound (CA); Siglio (NY); Side Issues (Switzerland); Silver Sprocket (CA); Sming Sming Books (CA); Soberscove (IL); Stripe SF (CA); Tan and Loose Press (CA); TBW Books (CA); These Days (CA); Tim Lahan (CA); Tiny Splendor (CA); Tropic Editions (HI); Unity Press (CA); Vacancy Projects (CA); Verge Center for the Arts (CA); Visible Publications (CA); Wendy's Subway (NY); Witty Kiwi (Italy); Wolfman Books (CA); zingmagazine | Almighty & Insane Books (CA)

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Thanks to the 2019 SF Art Book Fair Sponsors: Aesop, CHROMA, Chronicle Books, Fallout Shelter, Fort Point Beer Co., General Graphics, Hint, Hyperallergic, Italian Cultural Institute, MacFadden & Thorpe, Shapco Printing, Small Works, Swissnex, and Vinca Minor.

Special Thanks: Ben Peterson, Imprint Projects, Jason Polan, Kayleigh Henson, Lynne Winslow & Associates, Masako Miki, Nat Swope, Partners in Crime, Sadie Barnette, and Vivas Banners.


Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA
Sat Jul 20 (11am-6pm)
Sun Jul 21 (11am-5pm)


  1. Minnesota Street Project 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA