Owl Cave Books
3150 18th St Suite #105
San Francisco CA, 94110
Open Monday-Saturday 12-7pm
Sunday by appointment
Owl Cave Books is a San Francisco-based independent artist run bookstore and press distributor specializing in international contemporary art, theory, culture, and politics.
Established by artist and bookseller Viniita Moran in London in 2008 while she was also Bookshop Manager at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Owl Cave Books began with an invitation from artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd for Vee to lecture, perform, and run a small feminist and gender theory book swap during one of Chetwynd’s multi night performance extravaganzas for GSK Contemporary at the Royal Academy of Arts. This developed into Owl Cave's continued participation in exhibitions, publications, book fairs, and guerrilla pop ups.
Now located in San Francisco's Mission District, Owl Cave Books owners Vee and Brian Moran run a full time shop location, and collaborate with other artists, publishers, galleries, and institutions on publications, exhibitions, and events.
Owl Cave Books have been bookshop in residence at the South London Cultural Centre, in situ at The New Museum, NYC; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Frieze Art Fair, London; an exhibitor at Blyth Gallery, Imperial College London; Unit/Pitt Projects, Vancouver; Room&Book Art Book Fair, London; Three Letter Words Art Book Fair, London; Vancouver Art Book Fair, Vancouver; Kadist Art Book Fair Pop-Up, San Francisco; San Francisco Art Book Fair, San Francisco, among others.
Owl Cave Books also supplies a selection of new and vintage titles to Luminous Books in London, UK.
For more information on ordering specialist items, setting up an institutional account, or distribution, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.