6th Annual Buffalo BookFest


Saturday, July 8th, 2017 | 12–5pm
WNY Book Arts Center | 468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo, NY 14203

Join us for our 6th Annual Buffalo BookFest, as we welcome the 3rd Annual Upstate Wayzgoose, a gathering of printers, book artists, and lovers of the craft! WNYBAC’s Buffalo BookFest is a day-long festival dedicated to printing and the book arts, with free hands-on demos all day, for all ages. This year we’re making the event bigger and better, with the addition of Book Arts vendors from the Upstate NY region, as a part of the Wayzgoose arm of the event.

This event is FREE and open to the public, taking place inside both floors of the Book Arts Center, stretching across the newly opened Mohawk Street, and spilling into the adjacent parking lot–you won’t want to miss this festival!

Buffalo BookFest special event highlights:

  • Steamroller printmaking all day – Heavy Metal meets Big Wood! Artists from near & far have carved giant woodcut blocks to be printed using the awesome power and weight of the most mobile of printing presses: a steamroller! Festivalgoers will have the chance to purchase these one of a kind massive prints and meet some of the artists!
  • Schedule of FREE Book Arts Demonstrations for all ages includingOrigami & Hand-Stitched Bookmaking, Letterpress printing of cards & posters, Screenprinting posters & t-shirts, Papermaking, Printmaking for kids, and so, so much more!
  • Artist Market and Vendor Fair all day – Peruse through over 30+ Vendors specializing in book arts, printing, and hand hewn crafts. The market will be held on the ground floor of WNYBAC and outside! Guests can browse through a great selection of hand-printed items, bookbinding supplies, paper, new books, and even local publications for sale in our air conditioned gallery. Because of the addition of Wayzgoose to this year’s BookFest,  we’ll have even MORE vendors, selling goods from hand-printed cards to antique type and presses!
  • After Party & Kite Flying at The Barrel Factory (65 Vandalia Street, Old First Ward -Buffalo, 14204) – While the day’s activities will all be held at WNYBAC, we’ll head over to The Barrel Factory in the city’s First Ward for some evening revelry! Join us for dinner & drinks at this fabulous new facility, with opportunities for kayaking, food & fun! We’ll also have a kite flying event with hand-made and hand-printed kites by local and regional artists. For more information, email

Admission to BookFest is Free – Free Parking on adjacent streets or take the Metro Rail down! – Paid lots next door. For more information and vendor applications please visit, call us at 716-348-1430 or visit us in the store Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm.

Interested in being a vendor? Click here!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders listed below, for providing support to WNYBAC's ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York:

NYSCA Erie County M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Evans Bank