SFCB: 25 Years in the Books!


We're celebrating our 25th Anniversary and invite you to join us! We have a roster of lively events lined up to honor the successes of our first 25 years and share our vision of the next quarter century.

Since 1996, San Francisco Center for the Book has been a resource and meeting place for book artists, printers, calligraphers, and those who have a passion for books and the printed word. SFCB has hosted renowned instructors via our workshops, showcased up-and-coming artists in our exhibition gallery, and presented engaging programming for those interested in or curious about the world of artists’ books. Thousands of visitors have stopped by, said hello, and been inspired.

We look forward to welcoming new friends and long-time community members to the events listed below.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: an online photo series of SFCB highlights over the course of 25 years

SFCB 25th Anniversary Celebration :: 2021 Timeline of Events



(online) 25 Years in the Books :: Celebrating SFCB's 25th Anniversary

Friday, July 30th, 5 - 6 pm PDT

Join SFCB online as we raise a toast to the next twenty five years! :: view details here


(community project) Calling All Creatives :: Celebrating SFCB!

ongoing, through September 17, 2021

Grab your favorite art making tools, rustle up some inspiration, and create a celebratory post/card for SFCB



(online) Blue Moon Speaker Series :: we'll be annoucing Session 02's (confirmed) presenter ASAP!

Save the date: September 16, 2021 :: Registration details coming soon!


Roadworks 2021 -- Year 18! :: registration not required; this is a free event

(onsite at SFCB) Sunday, September 26th, 10 am - 3 pm



(online) Blue Moon Speaker Series :: Featured Presenter --> TBA

Date/time: TBA :: registration details coming soon!



SFCB's Big Shindig featuring SF Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin :: registration details coming soon

(onsite at SFCB) :: December 10th, 6 - 8 pm

We are honored to host San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin at our 25th Anniversary Big Shindig. Although we're still working out -all- the details, we can confidently say it will be a night of celebration, community, and live printing!


June 2021: 

(online) Blue Moon Speaker Series :: Featured Presenter --> Erik Spiekermann

Date/time: Friday, June 25th :: noon PDT / 3 pm EDT