Thank You for an Amazing Decade!

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The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair has created a new version of the website to act as an archive. It contains press clippings about the Fair, a small gallery of posters & programs, and photos of the event itself. Please take a minute to check it out!

We want to take this time to thank the people who participated in the Fair over the last decade: over a thousand vendors, dozens of teaching artists & presenters, local makers & aficionados of the printed word, and tens of thousands of attendees. We sincerely appreciate your love, support, encouragement, creativity, and tenacity. The city of Buffalo is a better place for your efforts, and we want you to know that the Fair exceeded all of our expectations – it became a regional (even national) movement that catalyzed cultural production, fostered collaborations, and gave authors & artists a voice, as well as a venue to peddle their wares and share their vision.

It’s with a heavy heart that we close the doors on this chapter, but we want you to know that it’s with eyes focused on the future – we hope that everyone who has ever been involved with the Fair will carry its energy & ethos forward – keep making, keep working together, keep promoting marginalized cultural workers, and keep creating inclusive, uncensored spaces!

With Love,

Chris Fritton

10th Anniversary BSPBF Will Be The Last Event!

Chris Fritton Announcements

The 10th anniversary Buffalo Small Press Book Fair will take place April 9th & 10th at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Porter Hall. Come celebrate a decade of small press & artist’s books with us! We’re sad & excited to inform you that after 10 long years, this will be the final BSPBF. The event has grown every year and evolved into something we could’ve never imagined; we’re proud of its success and humbled by the community’s response. In keeping with that same spirit, let’s focus on making this the best Fair yet!

The schedule has just been posted online, including three Sunday workshops on Copyright, Comics, and Miniature Bookmaking. The Saturday Open Readings portion of the Fair is almost full as well, you can see the list of participants in the sidebar here. If you’re interested in filling one of the final slots, sign up on your own!

We’re getting down to the wire – so it’s time to start promoting the Fair in earnest. Please take a minute to visit the Promote page on our website to see what you can do to help: spread the word via social media, blog about the event, share the press release, tell friends & family, and more! We’ve just put up banners & web tilesthat you can use to link to the BSPBF website as well.

Vendor applications are now closed; take a moment to check out a list of 2016 vendors!

We’ll be hosting a Saturday post-party at Tipico Coffee at 7pm. Details available on the schedule page as well. Stay tuned to the schedule page for any changes or updates.

See everyone again soon!

Chris Fritton
Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

Applications Are Now Closed!

Chris Fritton Announcements

Vendor Applications for the 10th Anniversary Buffalo Small Press Book Fair are now closed! If you didn’t get a chance to apply this year, sign up for the mailing list on the homepage, and we’ll notify everyone by email if slots open up. If you’re still expecting a reply, those will come out this week as we review the final applications.

Sponsor Applications will remain open until March 1st; if you’re interested in sponsoring the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, you can apply online here.

We’re looking forward to a great event to round out a decade of small press in the Nickel City – we hope to see you there! In the meantime, check out this year’s poster:
BSPBF Poster 2016 Yellow Background 10th

Date Announced for the 10th Anniversary Buffalo Small Press Book Fair!

Chris Fritton Announcements

The 2016 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair will take place April 9th & 10th at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Buffalo, NY. Applications have not opened for vendors; sign up for the mailing list on the homepage to be notified when they are available. Thanks for your interest, hope to see you all at the Fair! We’re still working on colorways for this year’s poster, but here’s a sample:BSPBF Poster 2016 Rainbow-White