Books on type, lettering, graphic design, etc.

Book Fair

This year’s Typographics will feature the third Typographics Book Fair, June 16–17, with items for sale from some of our favorite booksellers.

There will be a wide diversity of material available relating to typography, lettering, design, etc, with everything from rare antiquarian type specimens to contemporary titles on modern graphic design.

Booksellers will be posted below as they are confirmed. For updates and announce­ments, join the Typographics mailing list and follow @TypographicsNYC on Twitter.

Hours and access

Sat, June 16
Open to attendees of the Typographics conference (registration required)
Sun, June 17
Free and open to the public

The fair will be held in the gallery space at 41 Cooper Square, just across the street from the Great Hall where the main conference will be taking place.


  • Oak Knoll Books

    Oak Knoll Books is one of the most prominent sellers of “books about books” in the world. Founded in 1976, they carry about 27,000 titles on typography, lettering, graphic design, type specimens, and much more. They’ll be making the trek up to Typographics from their home in New Castle, Delaware.

  • Letterform Archive

    Letterform Archive, based in San Francisco, is a nonprofit library and museum dedicated to the letter arts. They hold a collection of 40,000 items related to lettering, typography, calligraphy, and graphic design, spanning 2,000 years of history. They are also home to Type@Cooper West, an educational collaboration with The Cooper Union. They’ll be selling duplicate pieces of type foundry ephemera from their collection at the Book Fair.

  • David R. Godine, Publisher

    David R. Godine, Inc. is a small, independent publishing house founded in 1970 and located in Boston, Massachusetts. Deliberately eclectic, Godine publishes work that many other publishers can’t or won’t support, books that won’t necessarily become bestsellers but still deserve publication. Also home to Black Sparrow Books, the imprint born from Black Sparrow Press, Godine keeps the original books in print while publishing new avant-garde works. Quality remains foremost: of design, paper, and printing.

  • Inventory Press

    Inventory Press publishes books on topics in art, architecture, design, and music, with an emphasis on subcultures, minor histories, and the sociopolitical aspects of material culture.

  • Katherine Small Gallery

    Katherine Small Gallery presents exhibits meant to encourage affordable collecting as a way for graphic designers and students of design to learn about the history of their field.

  • Left Bank Books

    Left Bank Books is an online used and rare bookshop specializing in literature and the arts. They feature a hand-picked inventory of used and rare books that reflect their interest in the creative process.

  • Lubalin Center

    The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design & Typography, one of the co-organizers of the Typographics festival, is a study archive but also has been publishing various things since it opened in 1985. They will be selling some of these items as well as some duplicates of type specimens and other books from their collection of 20th-century graphic design.

  • Display Books

    Display is an occasional bookstore offering carefully selected and hard-to-find graphic design books, periodicals and ephemera. From the rational to the experimental to the playful, their inventory represents a distinct point of view about modern (c. 1940–1970) graphic design and typography from the United States and beyond.

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