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!


    Workshop Listings by Month

    November 2017

    December 2017

    January 2018

    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 Certificates

    Gift Certificates make great gifts for all occassions and San Francisco Center for the Book has them. Gift Certificates can be used toward workshops and more. For your convinience, our staff can address and mail Gift Certificates for you. Call (415) 565-0545 x105 or send an email to info@sfcb.org to order yours today.



    Current Exhibition

    October 13 thru January 14, 2018 :: Degrees of Innovation :: Alumni of the Mills College MFA Program in Book Art and Creative Writing

    *The San Francisco Center for the Book will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. We will reopen at 10am on Saturday, November 25.

    Upcoming Events

    December 2, 2017 :: Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair

    December 8, 2017 :: BOOK TALK :: Mills College Alumni

    (Watch for event details and more events to be announced soon.)

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