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6th Annual Buffalo BookFest and Wayzgoose

  • Western New York Book Arts Center 468 Washington Street Buffalo, NY, 14203 United States (map)

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 | 12–5pm
WNY Book Arts Center | 468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo, NY 14203

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Join us for our 6th Annual Buffalo BookFest, as we welcome the 3rd Annual Upstate Wayzgoose, a gathering of printers, book artists, and lovers of the craft! WNYBAC’s Buffalo BookFest is a day-long festival dedicated to printing and the book arts, with free hands-on demos all day, for all ages. This year we’re making the event bigger and better, with the addition of Book Arts vendors from the Upstate NY region, as a part of the Wayzgoose arm of the event.

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!

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!
  • Schedule of FREE Book Arts Demonstrations for all ages including–Origami & Hand-Stitched Bookmaking, Letterpress printing of cards & posters, Screenprinting posters & t-shirts, 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. Because of the addition of Wayzgoose to this year’s BookFest,  we’ll have even MORE vendors, selling goods from hand-printed cards to antique type and presses!