1069 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 10003
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The Pressroom and Mercantile at The Box SF, on the ground floor of this three story building, is a unique antique printed matter store open everyday from 10am-5pm. The space features a working Pressroom with antique printing presses dating as early as 1838. Each of our historic presses have been restored and are in working order. The Box SF prints, produces, exhibits, sells product and educates it’s clients on the remarkable and varied types of printing that were done in the past, and continues to use those same methods in our own work! The store is filled with over 15 million of pieces of rare antiques and ephemera, including: prints, posters, toys, labels, cards, books, packaging, and graphic objects dating from 1700 to today. By request, this historic letterpress printing shop and 1850's mercantile can be rented for creative off-sites, small board meetings, classes, workshops, film/video shoots, and
receptions for 10 to 50 people.