Current Exhibit

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Envelopes Addressed and Mailed by Type Designers and Notable Graphic Designers

February 23 through August 24, 2024. Addressing an envelope is a design problem that was once confronted daily. It couldn’t have been a more mundane task. We’ve gathered envelopes addressed and mailed by some of the masters of modern type- and graphic design to show how the greats approached this most ephemeral design problem. Learn more »

Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Coming Soon. Printed type specimens are useful things—especially when they’re old. We’re getting ready to offer lots of them for not a lot. As usual, there’ll also be some rare specimens peppered throughout the shop. Stay tuned. Learn more »


Online + Brick + Mortar

In our brick-and-mortar shop we have books about graphic design and typography from all over the world. Our online store has just a modest sampling. You’ve got to come to 108 Beacon for the complete offering. Learn more »


We’re Open (on Fridays and Saturdays)

Come look, learn, and shop whenever you like—as long as you only like Fridays and Saturdays, from 11a to 6p. Learn more »


Katherine Small from Day One

A complete explanation of what this place is all about and why (and where and when). Learn more »