Special Event
1275 Minnesota St / Atrium

2017 SF Art Book Fair

Please join Colpa Press, Minnesota Street Project, and Park Life for the much-anticipated return of the San Francisco Art Book Fair (SFABF), a multi-day festival of artists' publications from July 21–23rd.

This year, the expanded SFABF will occupy both floors of 1275 Minnesota St., presenting over 100 exhibitors selling a unique selection of artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists' multiples.
For a complete exhibitor list, please check HERE

SFABF will feature a diverse range of talks, discussions, book launches, on and off-site special projects, exhibitions and book signings. These programs will take place across three spaces – The Lounge at 1275 will host talks and book launches, the media room will host screenings and digital work, and the Minnesota Grove will host workshops and activities.

The robust lineup of programming includes a featured speaker series with LGBTQ artists sponsored by Levi’s inside the Lounge; Author + Artist book signings from Aperture Foundation inside Gallery 201; a special project from Tauba Auerbach / Diagonal Press at KADIST; ART + BOOK LOVERS PARTY at Adobe Books; and an after party at The Lab on Saturday, July 22nd.

A preview of additional programs includes: 

Friday, July 21st

Opening Night Preview Party (with DJ + refreshments)

Saturday, July 22nd

"From Counterculture to Cyberculture" Panel discussion with Fred Turner, David Lewis, and K.r.m. Mooney and Jon Winet moderated by Natasha Boas at Altman Siegel Gallery
“Queer Threads” Unraveled with John Chaich
Things in Books with the Thing Quarterly
Swinging Salami with Tamara Shopsin

Sunday, July 23rd

Place Talks with Nicole Lavelle and Charlie Macquarie
Real Time and Space with Emma Spertus and Caroline Saves
For updates and a complete list of programs, please check in HERE

Food + Drink will be available behind the building on the Tennessee St. "Patio" and inside Daniel Patterson's recently opened Alta.

Limited edition merchandise including unique prints, totebags, and zines will be available for sale at SFABF. All proceeds support the fair, keeping it FREE + OPEN to the public. 

For updates on SFABF, please visit sfartbookfair.com + follow @sfartbookfair on Instagram.

The 2017 San Francisco Art Book Fair extends an enormous thanks to our 2017 Sponsors: Chronicle Books, Levi’s and Levi’s Made & Crafted, Light Source SF, Fort Point, The Lab, Kadist, Italian Cultural Institute, Swissnex, BOMB Magazine,The California Sunday Magazine, White Rain Productions, and Denise Lew and Brian Hudgins.