Letterform Archive – Letterform Archive Book Sale 2022


Letterform Archive Book Sale 2022

Letterform Archive Book Sale 2022
with Letterform Archive Staff

Sale at Letterform Archive
Sat, Dec 10, 2022
12:00pm–4:00pm PT

Take a bit of the Archive home with you at our first book sale in a few years!

We’re clearing out a trove of treasures and rare duplicates from the collection, from 19th–20th-century type specimens and hard-to-find design books and periodicals, to ephemera and other design collectibles. This is the perfect place to discover something special for your own collection or to snag a few unique holiday gifts, whether you attend the local sale or browse our special online selection from wherever you are.

Online Book Sale
  • Member preview launches at 8am GMT (midnight PST)
  • Opens to the public at 12:00pm PST
Local Book Sale at Letterform Archive in San Francisco
  • Member preview 10am–noon PST
  • Opens to the public at 12:00pm PST

Members get early access to the sale. If you are not yet a member, you can join here.

Admission to our current exhibition, Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest, will be free during the sale.

About Letterform Archive Staff

Letterform Archive was founded by Rob Saunders, a collector of the letter arts for over 40 years, as a place to share his private collection with the public. We opened to visitors in February 2015 and now offer hands-on access to a curated collection of over 100,000 items related to lettering, typography, calligraphy, and graphic design, spanning thousands of years of history.

So far, the Archive has welcomed over 10,000 visitors from 30 countries, including students, practitioners, and letterform admirers from every creative background. Some come with specific research ideas in mind, while others are simply looking for inspiration. Invariably, thanks to the breadth and accessibility of the collection, they stumble on something unexpected. Serendipity is key to the Archive experience.

In addition to hosting visits and public events, the Archive serves a global community through social media, state-of-the-art photography, and publications. We offer courses and workshops in type design, calligraphy, and typography. We also curate exhibitions of our holdings, organize lectures by visiting artists and designers, and host salons and receptions to showcase collections or celebrate out-of-town guests.

The best way to support what we do is to become a member.

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