Rare Books San Francisco

Presented by Rare Books San Francisco

Rare Books San Francisco February 3-5 at The Hibernia


Original scores, first editions, and autographs of important composers are just some of the treasures music lovers will find at Rare Books San Francisco!

Presenting the finest antiquarian booksellers, ephemera, and map dealers from all over the world, this exciting event takes place February 3-5, 2023, at The Hibernia, a recently restored, historic former bank building. Its Mid-Market neighborhood is conveniently located just blocks from Moscone Center, BART/MUNI, and upscale hotels.

With support from our sponsors, The San Francisco Chronicle and Biblio.com, tickets for a special opening night on Friday, February 3, benefit our cultural partners, which include The Book Club of California, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, the Codex Foundation and the Society of California Pioneers.

Classical Voice readers receive 50% off tickets by using the code VOICE.

Please visit our website for a list of exhibitors.

Rare Books San Francisco

February 3-5, 2023

The Hibernia, 1 Jones Street, San Francisco

Friday, February 3 - 4pm – 7pm

Saturday, February 4 - 10am – 6pm

Sunday, February 5 - 11am – 4pm

City: San Francisco
Price Range:

The Hibernia

The Hibernia

1 Jones Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

The architect, Albert Pissis, was the first San Franciscan to study at the famed École des Beaux Arts in Paris and the Hibernia was to be the City’s introduction to this opulent style of Neoclassical architecture. The Hibernia, named after the classical Latin name for Ireland, was considered by Pissis’ contemporaries as the finest building in the City.

As one of the few downtown structures to survive the 1906 earthquake and fire, the Bank re-opened within two weeks of the earthquake, although it took a month for the steel doors of the safes to cool down sufficiently to allow them to be opened. San Francisco Historic Landmark #130, the Hibernia Bank now serves as a visible anchor for the City’s Mid-Market neighborhood and features unique Neoclassical Revival-style touches, including its grand domed entrance and giant exterior colonnade. The interior boasts breathtaking Tiffany-style skylights which bathe the main hall in a warm amber glow, as well as the original bank counter and vaults encased in red marble imported from Ireland.