BOOKS! - Fort Mason - San Francisco, CA - Mamiya 645 Pro - Kodak Portra 400
This is the San Francisco Public Library’s massive 4 day book sale. The event is held right along the waterfront in a giant warehouse at the back of Fort Mason. Inside are thousands of books, loosely separated by generalized topics like Photography, Art, Philosophy, and even DIY.
Although I’ve been in attendance for the last 4 years, I’ve yet to photograph the event. However, the sheer number of paperbacks and hardcovers, stacked and boxed under beautiful natural window lit pearl light, makes the occasion seem like a dream. A setup that forced film into my camera and out of it’s bag. A truly heartwarming sight to see people of all ages spend hours digging around mountains of books, smiling, and act like they’ve struck gold for every new book they come across.
The next event is in September at the same spot. Check out the website for more info, and did I mention? On the last day of the sale, everything is only one dollar!
I didn’t know you were here also. We came later in the day.