Edicola Reinvents the Newsstand

Limited-edition prints, magazines, and art


We’ve discovered a time capsule.

Spoiler alert: It does not include angsty middle school love notes or that clutch pog slammer.

Edicola, a revitalized newsstand in Mid-Market, sells wares by emerging artists in throwback mediums — magazines, newspapers, books, tapes, records — a.k.a. dinosaurs in the digital age.

Artists and founders Carissa Potter and Luca Antonucci combat their industry’s extinction with their own works, as well as curated pieces from mostly California-based creators (Sumi Ink Club’s art magazines, Alexis Arnold books dipped in salt crystals, Sabina Nieto’s messages in bottles).

Potter puts her heart on her sleeve with deep, dark secrets and personal musings scripted onto greeting cards. Antonucci favors the cerebral with astronomically themed pieces (letterpress cards with Hubble telescope images).

The monthly Gazzetta (an artsy newspaper) and commissioned limited-edition posters keep things timely.

It’s like going back to the future.

Edicola, 987½ Market Street, at 6th Street (415-425-4723 or colpapress.wordpress.com).

Photo: Aubrie Pick for DailyCandy

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987 1/2 Market St
@ 6th St
San Francisco, CA 94103