Events

Typographics Book Fair 2024

June 14–16, 2024

We’ll leave on a midnight train to NYC so we can exhibit at the Typographics book fair at Cooper Union on June 14 and 15 and 16. Packed your bags and meet us there. Learn more »

Type Specimen Super Sale

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 »

Past Events

Norman Ives at 101 + 1 Day: A Giveaway

Norman Ives at 101 + 1 Day: A Giveaway

March 24, 2024

On March 23, Norman Ives would have turned 101-years-old. On March 24, we celebrated this important designer, printer, and artist by giving away copies of Norman Ives: Constructions & Reconstructions. Learn more »
Hi-Rise Holiday Bazaar 2023

Hi-Rise Holiday Bazaar 2023

December 3, 2023

We walked up to Observatory Hill in Cambridge with a box of books and a face full of cheer to participate in the Hi-Rise Bread Company Holiday Bazaar. Learn more »
Boston Art Book Fair 2023

Boston Art Book Fair 2023

November 10–12, 2023

We crossed the river for the Boston Art Book Fair. Presented by the Boston Center for the Arts and Bodega, the fair was a great place to pick up affordable books by artists and designers from all over the country. Learn more »
Covers by Víctor Viano

Covers by Víctor Viano

October 19, 2023

Faride Mereb delivered our twenty-fourth Standing-Room Only Lecture. Her topic and title could not have been better: “Covers by Víctor Viano.” Learn more »
Yard Sale 2023

Yard Sale 2023

October 15, 2023

Sometimes it’s time to let things go. Weather permitting, that time will be Sunday, October 15. We’ll be putting out for cheap all sorts of good and kinda-good stuff for a yard sale. Learn more »
Letters from a Turkish Prison

Letters from a Turkish Prison

September 20, 2023

Dyana Weissman delivered our twenty-third Standing-Room Only Lecture. Her topic and title could not have been better: “Letters from a Turkish Prison.” Learn more »
Typographics Book Fair 2023

Typographics Book Fair 2023

June 16–18, 2023

We left on a midnight train to NYC so we could exhibit at the Typographics book fair at Cooper Union on June 16 and 17 and 18. You should’ve packed your own bags and met us there. Learn more »
Archive Fever

Archive Fever

April 12, 2023

Brockett Horne delivered our nineteenth Standing-Room Only Lecture. Her topic and title could not have been better: “Archive Fever.” Learn more »
A Visit with John Gall

A Visit with John Gall

December 8, 2022

Sometimes it’s nice to just drink drinks, eat bites, and hobnob with friends, strangers, and countrypersons. To that end, we invited John Gall to visit from New York to do all of the above and see his show here. Learn more »
American Wildflowers: The Boston Book Launch

American Wildflowers: The Boston Book Launch

November 15, 2022

We introduced American Wildflowers to Greater Boston and the greater world as both editor Susan Barba and artwork by illustrator Leanne Shapton were present for a book launch party without further formalities. Learn more »
Hi-Rise Holiday Bazaar 2021

Hi-Rise Holiday Bazaar 2021

December 5, 2021

We walked up to Observatory Hill in Cambridge with a box of books and a face mask full of cheer as we participated in the Hi-Rise Bread Company Holiday Bazaar. Learn more »
December Pop-up!

December Pop-up!

December 11–13, 2020

We don’t use exclamation points lightly, but we were wicked excited to participate in the Beacon Street December Pop-up! Learn more »
Occupied

Occupied

February 28, 2020

Cyrus Highsmith, June Shin, Cem Eskinazi, and Marie Otsuka delivered the twelfth of our Standing-Room Only Lectures. Their topic and title could not have been better: “Occupied.” Learn more »
In Honor of Letters

In Honor of Letters

February 6, 2020

Inge Druckrey delivered the eleventh of our Standing-Room Only Lectures. Her topic and title could not have been better: “In Honor of Letters.” Learn more »
AIGA Boston Book Group: Mismatch

AIGA Boston Book Group: Mismatch

December 16, 2019

We’re proud to host AIGA Boston’s bi-monthly book group. Come sit in a chair, eat snacks, and talk about Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design by Kat Holmes of Mismatch.design with your friends and neighbors. Learn more »
Hi-Rise Holiday Bazaar

Hi-Rise Holiday Bazaar

December 8, 2019

We walked up to Observatory Hill in Cambridge with a box of books and a face full of cheer to participate in the Hi-Rise Bread Company Holiday Bazaar. Learn more »
In Search of Emery Walker

In Search of Emery Walker

November 5, 2019

Simon Loxley delivered the seventh of our Standing-Room Only Lectures. His topic and title could not have been better: “In Search of Emery Walker.” Learn more »