The San Francisco Center for the Book fosters the joys of books and bookmaking, the history, artistry, and continuing presence of books in our culture and 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. Over 300 workshops annually offer learning at all levels: from introductory to focused advanced courses spanning traditional bookbinding, cutting-edge printing techniques and experimental book forms. Exhibitions are designed to inform and inspire visitors. Free public programs include opening receptions for the exhibition program, poetry readings, book release parties for our publications, gallery talks, Open Houses and other community events like the annual Earth Day Extravaganza and Roadworks Street Fair.
Location, Hours and Amenities Location: 375 Rhode Island Street (between 16th and 17th Streets) San Francisco, CA, 94103. Contact: Phone us at 415-565-0545 during regular hours or e-mail inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours: Workshops take place throughout the day. Check our schedule for details. Exhibitions can be viewed during regular hours: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday, noon - 4 pm.; Special events are scheduled regularly. Check our schedule for details. Amenities: Street parking is available on evening and weekends, in the lot beside our building and; there is also a parking garage on Rhode Island St. between 16th St. and 17th St. available for $6.00/day (7:30am - 7:00pm). Several cafes within a block are open during most workshop hours and there are many other nearby restaurants.- You'll find an ATM cash dispenser in the parking lot at the corner of 16th and De Haro Streets.