Annual Events

Edible Book Festival

Eat your words! As part of a national festival taking place around April Fool’s Day (April 1st) kids and adults create edible representations of literature and are awarded prizes from community celebrity judges. After judging, feasting begins alongside basket raffles, edible crafts, letterpress demos & more!

April 2017: 9th Annual Edible Book Festival

April 2016: 8th Annual Edible Book Festival

April 2015: 7th Annual Edible Book Festival


Buffalo BookFest

A day-long festival dedicated to printing and the book arts. This event is free and open to the public with demos in letterpress, screenprinting, papermaking & more happening all day long! 

July 2018: 7th Annual Buffalo BookFest

July 2017: 6th Annual Buffalo BookFest Welcomes the 3rd Annual Upstate New York Wayzgoose!

July 2016: 5th Annual Buffalo BookFest

July 2015: 4th Annual Buffalo BookFest


Liquor & Letterpress

Get in the spirit! An evening of local sips & letterpress printing on our antique presses! Art & basket auction, prizes, 50/50 Split, and fun! PLUS make a bag full of hand-printed goodies to take home. 

November 2017: Third Annual Liquor and Letterpress

November 2016: 2nd Annual Liquor & Letterpress 

November 2015: 1st Annual Liquor & Letterpress Fundraising Event


Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace

Over 40 vendors on BOTH floors of the Book Arts Center! Purchase unique, quality handmade goods from housewares, knitwear, and jewelry to hand-printed greeting cards & posters. You will be sure to find loads of thoughtful last minute gifts perfect for giving! 

December 2017: 10th Annual Last Minute Panic Sale

December 2016: 9th Annual Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace

December 2015: 8th Annual Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace

December 2014: 7th Annual Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace

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 M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Community Foundation
Baird Foundation Cameron Jane