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A close-knit group of hand bookbinders, with shared interests in creating and collecting fine bindings, joined together to promote hand bookbinding and related book arts and to exchange information and ideas. 

The Daily Menu: 1908 – 1965

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The Daily Menu: 1908 – 1965


  • Arion Press 1802 Hays Street, San Francisco, CA 94129 (map)

Celebrate San Francisco Restaurant Week with
THE GRABHORN INSTITUTE & ARION PRESS
The Daily Menu: 1908 – 1965

Featuring a selection of Bay Area menus from the collection of William P. Barlow, Jr.

on exhibit beginning January 28, 2019. Daily menus embody the aesthetic, commercial, and

cultural history of printing in the Bay and virtually define what printers call a short run.

Before the advent of the laser printer, some restaurants—such as San Francisco’s Fly Trap—

maintained their own presses and printed their menus “after the fish came in” in order to adjust for

the day’s market pricing and supply. We invite you to visit our gallery where over 50

menus and related ephemera will be on display in conjunction with Restaurant Week.


The Arion Press

1802 Hays Street, The Presidio, San Francisco

The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Earlier Event: January 18
Typewriter Jam 2019