It’s been a quiet summer of travel and events for us and we gear up for some big changes over here at Hero, but we are packing up our goods and wares and we’ll be selling them this Saturday, July 28 from 10am – 5pm at the first ever Buffalo BookFest at the Western New York Center on Washington Street in Buffalo. Not only will we be selling our latest and most popular gig posters, art prints, greeting cards and other ephemera, but we will also have a few highly sought after, previously thought to be sold-out prints that we have come across in our personal archives while working inventory this summer. Check out some of the sneak peeks over the next day or two on our Facebook page and swing by to get your hands on them before they are really gone!
More About the Event:
The Buffalo BookFest, is a day-long festival dedicated to printing and the book arts. The festival will feature an artist’s market and a complete schedule of outdoor adult and kid-friendly hands-on demonstrations of the book arts, including steamroller printmaking! This event is free and open to the public.
Buffalo BookFest artist’s market will highlight Western New York’s most talented writers, artisans, and crafts people. Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase locally handmade goods including hand-bound books, letterpress prints, small press publications, and loads of handmade crafty items! The market will be held on the ground floor of the Western New York Book Arts Center.
Western New York Book Arts Center (WNYBAC)
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Buffalo BookFest Vendors:
Purgatory Pie Press
Lily Pickford, Jewelry by Jan Nagle
Brave Bird Pins
Crude Crafts by Elizabeth Switzer
Great Moments in Western Civilization
Queen City Press
I Picolli Libri
Goosefish Designs, up-cycled vintage book clutches
The hands-on demonstrations featured at Buffalo Bookfest will be held both inside and outside of the WNY Book Arts Center. Stay tuned for a complete schedule! Demonstrations will include bookbinding, letterpress printing, marbled paper, outdoor steamroller printmaking, papermaking, and more. A special demonstration will be held by Esther K. Smith of Purgatory Pie Press, author of How to Make Books!
This event is made possible, in part, with funds from the Arts Niagara & Erie Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Tonawandas’ Council on the Arts / Carnegie Art Center.
This event was also made possible, in part, with funds from the City of Buffalo Ellicott District.