5th Annual Buffalo BookFest


Saturday, July 9th, 2016
11am – 5pm
WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo, NY

Join us for our 5th Annual Buffalo BookFest, a day-long festival dedicated to printing and the book arts. 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.

Also, join us for a Pre-BookFest Happy Hour Thursday, July 7th 5:30-8pm

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!
    • Want to see your artwork in our Steamroller Printing Demo at BookFest?! Check out our Collaborative Carving Workshops with visiting Artist Joanne Price on Tuesday, July 5th & 6th from 6-9pm. Create your own hand-carved block to be printed during the festival.
  • Schedule of FREE Book Arts Demonstrations for all ages including – Origami & Hand-Stitched Bookmaking, Letterpress printing of cards & posters, Screenprinting posters & t-shirts, Paper Marbling, 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.
  • Music & Food at Casa Di Pizza Enjoy the festival in outdoor seating while enjoying some scrumptious pizza and free tastings. Keep the festival going after 5pm with free live music on the Casa di Pizza patio! Casa di Pizza is WNYBAC’s newest next-door neighbor!

All taking place within one block of WNYBAC – 468 Washington St. Buffalo NY 14203.

Admission 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 www.wnybookarts.org/events, call us at 716-348-1430 or visit us in the store Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm.

Interested in being a vendor? Click here!

Thank you to our generous Sponsors for this year’s BookFest:

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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 Wendt Foundation StoryGrowing