Category Archives: Book Arts

Physical/Digital: The (Changing) Art of the Book at Reed College

I tumbled straight out of my first year at Reed and into the San Francisco Center for the Book. At first glance, these two institutions may seem totally unrelated. as it turns out, though, they share more than I originally thought possible. Practically every Reed student knows the name Lloyd Reynolds. During his tenure at […]

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Zoe
Zoe
Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

Second Chance Books

Plan to take part in SFCB’s Upcycled Journal workshop! This one is a perennial favorite, and the perfect way to lighten up an old box of books. Join instructor Juliayn Coleman in disassembling one and turning that “I really shouldn’t throw it away” book into an “I never leave home without it” journal. In this conservation-focused […]

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Zoe
Zoe
Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

The ABC’s of Typesetting

I can’t say I’m a “regular” at SFCB – I’ve only been working here for a month. But still, not much gives me more glee than walking in on a Monday to find  a center full of new students. Let’s take a peek at the classes I’ve been peeking at: For the last two weeks, […]

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Zoe
Zoe
Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

The Sketchbook Project II

Summer in San Francisco is freezing, and Sunday was no exception. That didn’t stop a hardcore group of book-lovers, artists, imagination-lovers, readers, and what have you (including myself) from gathering in the SFCB parking lot to get a look at the Sketchbook Project’s mobile library. Well, more specifically, at the 1,000 or so books that […]

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Zoe
Zoe
Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

An Evening with Michael Burke and Dominic Riley

Have you gotten to meet our visiting Master Bookbinders yet? We’ve been so lucky to have Dominic and Michael here at San Francisco Center for the book — both have taught some amazing classes this summer, with a few more upcoming: Dominic’s Account Book Binding workshop takes place on July 22, and Michael’s class on […]

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Zoe
Zoe
Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

The Book of You

The author Carlos Ruiz Zafón once said, “Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it an dream about it.” In some books, we can only glimpse this soul tangentially… in the way a few words are organized on the page, or in […]

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Zoe
Zoe
Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

Roadworks And Book Arts Through The Eyes of British Columbia’s Director of Libraries and Literacy

We were delighted to have Jacqueline VanDyk visit the San Francisco Center for the Book a few weeks ago. She is the Director of the Libraries and Literacy Branch in the government of British Columbia. Today we were delighted to read her blog post about the visit and share it with you here. To read […]

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Dominic Riley: Visiting Instructor Wins UK Top Award of £10,000 at Sir Paul Getty Bodleian Bookbinding Prize 2013 Ceremony.

British designer, and SFCB visiting instructor, Dominic Riley has won the top award of £10,000 ($15,670.89) at the second Sir Paul Getty Bodleian Bookbinding Prize 2013 ceremony. The BBC filed the following report. To view the original go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22841501 Given the theme of William Shakespeare, Riley produced a binding made of brown and black […]

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Call To Artists: Submit Book Works Which Speak To The Mysterious, The Alchemical, The Arcane

For all book artists, letterpress printers, bookbinders, and other practitioners of the original “Black Art”… Consider entering a piece in this upcoming show at the San Francisco Center for the Book! International submissions welcomed. The show runs from Friday, September 13, 2013, to October 31 (naturally). The deadline for submission is June 30, 2013 Send […]

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The Sketchbook Project Summer Tour

The San Francisco Center for the Book is pleased to host the 2013 Sketchbook Project 2013 Road Trip featuring thousands of handmade artists’ books. The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project and traveling exhibition. Since 2006, the Sketchbook Project has encouraged participants from all walks of life to fill the pages of a […]

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