Category Archives: Bookbinding

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.

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.

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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The Legacy of Florence Walter: Celebrating a Century at the Book Club of California

The Legacy of Florence Walter:
 Celebrating a Century at the BCC April 29-September 2, 2013 Free and open to the public during Book Club hours Monday 10-7; Tuesday-Friday, 10-5 The Legacy of Florence Walter features forty-five fine design bindings that Walter’s family has treasured for many decades. Her working sketches, photographs, keepsakes, and other printed […]

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San Francisco Center for the Book Open House

On Friday, April 26, 2013, join us for an evening of art, printing and bookbinding. Celebrate our new home at 375 Rhode Island Street. There will be printing demonstrations, learn simple bookbinding techniques to make a keepsake, try your hand at calligraphy or make some artist trading cards. We’ll be celebrating from 6:00 – 9:00pm […]

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How Extraordinary Books Are Made | A Fundraising Event at 826 Valencia

The Night Writer Society of 826 Valencia is proud to present a seminar on bookmaking (for aspiring or current bookmakers) and fundraising event on March 15, 2013 from 7:30 – 9:00. THE SECRETS OF FANTASTICALLY DIFFERENT BOOKS REVEALED TO AN ENRAPTURED AUDIENCE The event will feature Rhiannon Alpers, SF Center for the Book Studio Manager, […]

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Boning and Binding BookSpines at SF Center for the Book

Ariel Soto-Suver is a photographer for the SF Bay Guardian. She and her husband Sam recently attended an Introduction to Bookbinding workshop at the San Francisco Center for the book and posted this article at the San Francisco Bay Guardian newspaper. Click here to see the original piece at SF Bay Guardian. Boning and Binding […]

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Bookbinder Don Taylor Creates Beautiful Design Bindings

San Francisco Center for the Book was delighted to come across this video of bookbinder Don Taylor via the Japanese Paper Place. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. If you are inspired to learn the art and craft of bookbinding yourself, check out the SF Center for the Book workshops at […]

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Bookbinding Workshops With Donald Glaister, Director of the Fine Binding Program at the American Academy of Bookbinding

The San Francisco Center for the Book is pleased to be offering a special series this April in association with the American Academy of Bookbinding and the Hand Bookbinders of California. Donald Glaister, Director of the Fine Binding Program at the American Academy of Bookbinding will be teaching two workshops and a giving a free […]

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