The Box SF is San Francisco’s Events, Meetings, Letterpress Trade Shop,
1850’s Country Store and Printed Matter Archive!

THE BOX SF OFFERS CORPORATE MEETING AND OFF-SITE MEETING SPACE, CLASSES / WORKSHOPS AND HOUSES THE LARGEST ANTIQUARIAN PAPER AND ADVERTISING ARCHIVE IN THE UNITED STATES WITHIN OUR LETTERPRESS SHOP!

We're located at 1069 Howard Street (Between 6th and 7th) In the South of Market area of San Francisco, just 2 blocks from Moscone Convention Center and Civic Center BART station. The Box SF is the former 'William Randolph Hearst Printing Plant' and one of San Francisco’s premiere event spaces. In 2018 it was expanded, transformed and restored to accommodate a wealth of printed history, product, books, packaging, antiques and original and hand crafted letterpress printed matter and related hand-crafted product.

While we still do a limited number of Corporate and Charity Events, we now also produce a myriad of Classes, Workshops and Lectures on the subjects of “All Things Printed!”, for the Maker Community, and Corporations wanting a Creative environment!

The Pressroom on the ground floor of this three story building, has presses dating as early as 1838. Each of our Printing presses have been perfectly restored and are in working order. The Box SF prints, produces, exhibits, sells product and educates it’s Client’s on the remarkable and varied types of printing that were done in the past and continues using those same methods in our own work everyday! The entire building is filled with 15 million of pieces of antique and rare ephemera, prints, posters, toys, labels, cards, books, packaging and graphic objects dating from 1700-today. We also house house many thousands of tools, printing objects, design materials and other resources to collage, rubber stamp, perforate, crimp and create journals, books, cards, and unique printed matter of every type. Archivists love our material, collectors and dealers from all over the world are in the shop daily, and some of the leaders of the design and printing industry collaborate with us 365 days a year and from all over the world!

Stop by, see some beautiful Letterpress printing, pick up a one of a kind gift, attend a class and enjoy this opportunity to step back in time, absorbing this visual feast and our recreation of an 1850’s Mercantile! For corporate events and meetings we have two floors and 4 amazing suites for rent by the hour. We are also available for Film and Photoshoots daily!

Hours are very flexible and are generally Monday through Saturday 9am-6pm by appointment, and at specific requested times on evenings or weekends, for questions call 415-602-9500.

You may request more information, inquire about classes or other opportunities by submitting a request here or by calling 415-934-6900. For corporate or specific event inquiries email: Info@TheBoxSF.com and/or submit your details here!

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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