A place where you can learn about
the many arts and crafts of the book. Through
workshops, exhibitions and public events, the
SFCB promotes both knowledge of traditional book
arts and exploration of experimental book forms.
The Center offers more than 300 book-arts workshops
each year in three broad categories: Printing,
Binding, Related Arts and Youth Programs.
to promote all aspects of the book arts
(Btw: 16th and 17th streets)
The San Francisco Center for the
Book is devoted to teaching the many arts and
crafts that go into making books by hand. We introduce
and foster the joys of books and bookmaking—their
history, artistry, continuing presence in our
culture and their enduring importance as a medium
of self-expression. We provide both a home for
Bay Area book artists and a place where the wider
community can discover book arts. Everyone is
welcome here, experienced practitioners and newcomers
alike. There's always an exhibition up at the
Center, designed to inform and delight visitors.