What should I expect?
In the Cyclorama, over 140 artists and makers from around the world unite under one roof for one weekend for the love of art books and print materials. You can browse and buy from their curated assortments. In the Plaza Theatres, we’ll have a series of workshops and programming running by talented makers and community organizers. Make sure you also stop by the Mills Gallery to experience two exhibitions presented by Boston Center for the Arts. All Saturday and Sunday events are free.
What is the Preview Party? Is it open to the public? The Preview Party on Nov. 10 is a ticketed event. Proceeds go directly towards helping us keep the rest of the weekend (Nov. 11–12) completely free! We will have a live DJ, food, drinks, and exclusive merch. Preview Party attendees also get first pick of all the art books, prints, and fun creations. Tickets do sell out and we monitor capacity carefully, so get yours ASAP! Get your tickets here.
Getting here. Parking and Other Directional Information
For parking and local transit See here!
Out-of-towners, looking for a place to stay? One of our sponsors is The Revolution Hotel, just around the corner from where this is all taking place.
How can I participate in programming?
Workshops and panels are free and open to all. Just sign up by RSVPing. RSVPing in advance helps us track capacity and keep workshops running smoothly.
Is this event dog-friendly?
Only service animals allowed — Sorry!
How can I find an exhibitor I know?
We’ll have maps available–look out for table numbers to help you track down your favorite vendors. Also, event staff will be there to help you find exhibitors.
What else happens in this cool building?
The historic Cyclorama (along with the Plaza Theatres, Mills Gallery, Artist Studios Building, and Calderwood Pavilion) is part of Boston Center for the Arts. We use these spaces to showcase artists and their work through our residency programs and partnerships; but, we also rent some of the spaces! All of the proceeds go right back to supporting artists and artistic programming.
How can I support free and accessible events like this?
Boston Center for the Arts is dedicated to supporting Boston's artistic community through artistic residencies and public programming. Consider donating to keep the Boston Art Book Fair and other art-focused programming free and accessible to the public.
At this time, the Boston Art Book Fair will have masks-only hours on Sunday, November 12 from 12–2pm. The Preview Party on November 10 from 6-9 pm, the rest of the weekend (Saturday, November 11 from 12-7 pm and Sunday, November 12 from 2-5 pm), and the public programs are mask optional.
Please contact Heshan de Silva-Weeramuni (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-417-5574) or Cloe Conceicao (email@example.com).