Hi small press, DIY, zine, and generally amazing publisher friends! 

We are putting together a small book fair and beauty salon in collaboration with Litquake on Saturday, October 13th at Classic Cars West!

The idea is people can check out small press books and get a makeover at the same time! There's no fee for publishers to have a table at the event. All you have to do is bring your books! And your makeover ideas!

We're asking each press to come up with a signature makeover element that they can offer at their table. The best makeover ideas should be relatively short time-wise and should reflect something about your press. Maybe your press has a signature eyeshadow style? A particular nail design to match the cover of your latest book? Or maybe it's collaborating with a clothing designer you work with or feature in your publications? Or something else entirely? This can be something you do yourself, or you can work with a professional (you can charge for things, or they can be free—whatever works!). 

Below is a form where you can let us know your ideas—what your signature look might be, and who you want to work with to make it happen! Also, if you're drawing a blank, that's okay too—just let us know, and we can try and connect you with someone who can help make your makeover dreams come true! 

Again: The salon/book fair will take place Sat. 10/13, from 1-5 PM at Classic Cars West, and will be FREE (with a suggested $5 donation to support Litquake's programming). Fort Point Brewery will be offering beer specials and there will be some other freebies the day of the event. Yes!


There is no fee for participation (though space is limited).

Applications are due by July 31st (though we strongly recommend getting them in sooner if you can).

Email with any questions!



Include any info about who you're thinking of working with, or if you have an idea but need help pulling it off.