The Pressroom and Mercantile at The Box SF is a unique antique printed matter store open to the public. The store has historic printing presses dating as early as 1838, all of which have been restored to working order. The Box SF exhibits, sells, prints, and educates its clients on the remarkable and varied types of printing that were done in the past. Designed to look like a 19th century mercantile, the shop is filled with 15 million pieces of antique and rare ephemera, prints, posters, toys, labels, cards, books, packaging, and graphic objects dating from 1700 to today. Archivists, collectors, leaders of the design and printing industry, and everyday enthusiasts from all over the world shop with us every day.
Stop by, see some beautiful examples of letterpress printing, pick up a one of a kind gift, & enjoy this opportunity to step back in time!
Our store is open 6 days a week (Monday - Saturday) from 10am - 5pm. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
*The Pressroom can also be rented for creative off-sites, small board meetings, classes, workshops, film / video shoots, & receptions. Please inquire for more information.