The Codex Foundation’s 3rd Biennial International Book Fair


Corner of Telegraph & Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA

At Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley campus


Sunday, Feb. 6 12:00 – 4:00
Monday, Feb. 7 12:30 – 6:30
Tuesday, Feb. 8 12:30 – 6:30
Wednesday, Feb. 9 12:30 – 4:30

The price of admission to the fair for the general public for Four days is $20. A single-day ticket is $10. A FOUR-day ticket for students (with I.D.) is $5.


In keeping with the mission of the Codex Foundation, to preserve and promote the art and craft of the book, every two years, the foundation hosts, in conjunction with the book fair, a symposium.

Our mission is educational and, in the broadest possible context, to bring to public recognition the artisanship and the rich history of the civilizations of the book.

The art and craft of the book depends upon the knowledge of traditional forms, design, and hand-manufacture; as well as familiarity with the latest technologies, imaging sciences, and automated printing machines. The knowledge essential to the continued life of traditional forms of hand-manufacture and the transmission of that knowledge is seriously endangered in our age of electro-mechanical reproduction and digital information. Now, more than ever, the fine arts of the book need patronage and strategic support in order to thrive.


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