Antique Advertising | Ephemera | Vintage Bookstore | Historic Letterpress Printing Studio

Schedule our Airbnb Experience Tour

Call 415.602.9500 to Schedule or Click Below!

What you'll do:
First, Mark E. Sackett the owner, will welcome you to the Pressroom and Mercantile here at The Box SF, where you will step back in time absorbing our recreation of an 1850's General Store and working Letterpress Printing Shop, where our oldest Press dates back to 1838! You'll get to see amazing Design and Advertising History, learn a bit about our historic Printing Presses. Then we'll head to our basement for a quick tour of our hidden private Speakeasy!

You'll have an opportunity to browse millions of pieces of rare ephemera, billheads, stamps, labels, books, advertising displays, tins, toys and more, that show beautiful examples of Graphic Design, Lettering, Typography, Calligraphy and Printed history! And it's all for sale!

Even people with little or no interest in these types of things have become fascinated by the space, the presses, the history and the amazing imagery that surrounds them here at The Pressroom and Mercantile at The Box SF, and why our tagline is: "All Things Printed".

We promise you a immersive visual experience!

Other things to note:
We do not allow food or drink in the Mercantile, due to the rarity of the fixtures and material. We have a freight elevator accessible to all floors so while wheelchairs are welcome, we are not an ADA Space! Handwashing upon arrival, and Masks covering both your Nose and Mouth are required at all times in the Pressroom and Mercantile!

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