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San Francisco-based Jack Stauffacher (1920-2017) was a master of types. The self-taught printer, typographer, book designer, and founder of Greenwood Press spent his eight-decade-long career in the service of crafting and assembling beautiful typographic forms sure to stand the test of time. Beloved by many throughout the creative community and considered one of the last of the

The Litquake Literary Festival is taking over San Francisco from October 10th through the 19th, with events taking place all across the city. (The name of the festival comes from a poem written by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who recited the piece at the 2002 festival after arriving two

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Last week brought approximately one million people to the

Anyone that's ever worked with rare books holds on to the hope that someday they'll dust off an old tome and out will spill some previously undiscovered - but amazingly relevant - piece of ephemera.

Something akin to that happened to bookseller John Howell of Los Angeles. Howell recently received a copy of the book Farewell Thou Busy
On Friday of this week, Christie's NY will hold an auction filled with countless rarities--it is impossible to pull a few highlights and do it any justice. For that, you can read the press release. Instead, my attention was drawn to two lots of manuscript
San Francisco, CA - Ahoy!  The 2012 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show (SFFAS) will dock Thursday, October 25 ? Sunday, October 28, at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion.  With its nautical theme inspired by the iconic America’s Cup, which will be hosted in San Francisco in October 2013, the show features decorative and fine arts relating to the ocean, boating, and travel.  San Francisco
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Day two just wound down at the
Our series profiling the next generation of antiquarian booksellers continues today with our youngest entry yet: twenty-two year old Ashley Loga of Lorne Bair Rare Books in Winchester, Virginia:

San Francisco, CA - September 1, 2011 - From October 27 - 30, The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, presents TREASURE TALES - a six-part lecture series.  The theme of this year’s show, Hidden Treasures, is inspired by the pearl, the treasure hidden within an oyster shell that is the traditional 30th anniversary gift.  The lecture series will explore a range of treasures with renowned experts in
After three days at CODEX, I attended my first ABAA book fair. I had dragged my suitcase, to which now were added several bags stuffed with CODEX treasure, onto the tour bus that took us into San Francisco. I figured it would be easy enough to get from our last stop, the San Francisco Center for the Book, to the hotels reserved for visitors to the 42nd California International Antiquarian