Book Fairs | August 20, 2014

Announcing Codex V Book Fair & Symposium, February 8-11, 2015

Berkeley, CA—Digital is dead, at least for one week this coming February. Over 200 of the world’s most distinguished book artists and artisans, private presses, and fine art publishers will be exhibiting their work at the upcoming biennial CODEX International Book Fair, February 8 through 11 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California. THIS IS THE LARGEST BOOK FAIR OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD TODAY!

There is no better place to find and collect the world’s greatest contemporary artist books, fine press books, and fine art editions than at CODEX. Now in it’s 10th year, CODEX has been acknowledged as the leading International Fine Press and Artist book fair. Exhibitors are coming from Germany, UK, Italy, France, South America, The Netherlands, Mexico, Israel, China, Austria, Poland, Australia, Russia, and Japan. The event also attracts special collections librarians, curators, and private collectors from all over the world. “This is THE place to see the latest work from ‘the best of the best’ “ states Peter Rutledge Koch, Founder of the CODEX Foundation.

Coinciding with the Book Fair is a two-day CODEX Symposium that takes place at the Anna Head Alumnae Hall in the mornings before the Book Fair on February 9 & 10. This is usually a sold out event so tickets should be purchased on line in advance. 

Keynote Speakers:
Roberto Trujillo - Head, Special Collections, Stanford University
Alberto Manguel - Historian, Novelist, and Essayist

Book Artists:
Carolee Campbell - Ninja Press: Book Artist, Publisher, and Photographer
Ines von Ketelhodt - German Book Artist, and Photographer
Ken Botnick - Printer, Publication Designer, and Professor of Art at Washington University in St. Louis
Sam Winston - UK Book Artist, Sculptor, and Artist

Both the Book Fair and Symposium are open to the public. For more information on CODEX - exhibiting at the Book Fair, purchasing Symposium and Book Fair tickets, directions and parking - go to

The CODEX Book Fair and Symposium is part of Rare Book Week West, which is a collection of fine art & rare book events taking place throughout the Bay Area from Feb. 5-13, 2015. For more information on Rare Book Week West go to