375 Rhode Island Street

    San Francisco, CA 94103


    Monday through Sunday

    10:00 AM - 5:30 PM


    (415) 565-0545



    Our Mission

    The San Francisco Center for the Book is a center of inspiration for the book arts world, featuring the art & craft of letterpress printing, bookbinding, and artists bookmaking. We are dedicated to the art of the book!


    Online Workshops

    Core Certificate Programs in Letterpress & Bookbinding

    Our Core Certificate programs in Letterpress and Bookbinding allow for scheduling flexibility and advanced study opportunities, while continuing to offer students a comprehensive foundation in letterpress printing and bookbinding. Read more...

    Online Store

    Exhibition Catalogs and Imprint Publications are available in our online store by clicking here or by visiting us during regular business hours.

    Gift Cards

    Gift Cards make great gifts for all occasions and San Francisco Center for the Book has them. Gift Cards can be used toward workshops and more. For your convenience, our staff can address and mail Gift Cards with letterpress card holders for you. Call (415) 565-0545 x105 or send an email to info@sfcb.org to order yours today. If you need one right away eGift cards are available here and can be emailed directly to the receipient or printed out.



    In response to the CDC's call for social distancing and San Francisco's shelter-in-place order, San Francisco Center for the Book will be closed to the public until it is safe to reopen.

    Current Exhibition

    July 10 - December 20, 2020: Poetry Is Not a Luxury (organized by The Center for Book Arts in New York)

    :: Schedule an appointment to view the exhibition ::

    Upcoming Events

    ONLINE: December 3, 2020 :: Shelter in Studio with Kitty Maryatt / Two Hands Press

    ONLINE: December 9, 2020 :: Printer at Play: Marie Dern and the Magic of Letterpress


    March 2021 :: Small Plates Publication Party

    For additional San Francisco Bay Area Book Arts events, check out the San Francisco Bay Area Book Arts Calendar.  Click Here.