January and February at BFDC...

A Few Gems in January get us all warmed up (get it? get it?) for the big February shows in California!

2019 Antiquarian A

Guest blogger Nancy Johnson of Nancy Johnson Events LLC tells all about the history of the San Francisco Book, Print, & Paper Fair®, and its storied Antiquarian "A".

Willie B.

Featured object of the month! A memorial broadside in celebration of the life of — wait for it — Willie the Gorilla! (Courtesy of David A. Hamilton Americana Books)

Faenwyl Bindery

Spoiler alert: We here at BFDC love books, prints, paper, ephemera! But sometimes they need some tender loving care. When they do, we trust Cara Schlesinger at the Fænwyl Bindery to make them all better — her work, from paper repair to bespoke rebindings, is top-notch (and beautiful, too!).