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The Bay Area is a center for the thriving art of hand bookbinding according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Welcome to The San Francisco Center for the Book. We're 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. Have fun browsing our website.

To see what's going on at the SFCB day by day, check out our Calendar. Or click on Workshops to learn about classes in Printing, Binding and Related Arts. Like looking at pictures? Click Book Pix for an eye-popping visual database of the books we teach. Learn more About Us by clicking here. For driving directions and public-transit suggestions, click here. And, to find out more about our renting time in our studio, click here.

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Our Historical and Advanced Bookbinding Series with Dominic Riley and Michael Burke provides an array of courses in traditional bookbinding and finishing methods. Dominic and Michael visit the Center annually from the Lake District of England to teach their intensive binding workshops. They offer a wide range of techniques being offered with something to pique the interest of any bookbinder.



Spoken City Book Project: Reading and Reception
Tuesday Jun 30, 7-9pm
Funded with grants from the San Francisco Foundation and the San Francisco Public Library, this project will engage youth in a 10-week writing workshop led by James Kass, writer and founder of Youth Speaks, and Katri Foster, poet.

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You can now register for available workshops online. Just click on the cart icon on the workshop description page.

Exhibition: Once Upon a Book
May 4 - Aug 07,2009
This show explores the creative process in the work of six critically acclaimed illustrators: Elisa Kleven, Remy Charlip, Maira Kalman, David Macauley, Chris Raschka and Brian Selznick.

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