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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.

The Sketchbook Project @ SFCB!

Crowdsourcing is a big deal these days: maybe you crowdsource funds for your chick flick/vampire thriller movie, or you get a bunch of people to define words like “cutty” and “bropocalypse.” What about crowdsourcing art? That’s exactly what the Sketchbook Project does. The idea is simple: an artist (or heck, not an artist!) pays a […]

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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 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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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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Creative Bug Helps Promote Our Open House

Today, we received this lovely email and video from Jeanne Lewis at Creativebug! “We love being being around the corner from you and continue to support what you are doing in whatever way we can.  In that vein, we cut this short video for you guys in honor of your new location. I hope you […]

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Brewster Kahle: I am so proud of my wife Mary Austin

Spotted on Brewster Kahle’s blog today. http://brewster.kahle.org/2013/04/10/mary-austin-gets-honored-at-the-ny-center-for-the-book-arts/ I am so proud of my wife Mary, who got a top honor from the NY Center for the Book Arts for her helping the field of Book Arts by starting the San Francisco Center for the Book. Presented by book artist and board member, Robbin Ami Silverberg, […]

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SFCB
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The Eve of the Anniversary of the Car-Bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street

On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the car-bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq – the centuries old home of poets, writer, booksellers and cultural intellectuals – we were moved to read this blog post by al-Mutanabbi Street printer and book artist Annette Disslin (Germany). Annette has posted a beautiful blog entry marking […]

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Bodoni: Faces and Places at the Book Club of California

Valerie Lester will be speaking about Bodoni – the man and the typeface – at the Book Club of California on Monday, February 25th You likely know of Bodoni as a series of serif typefaces and might not know about the man and process behind the typeface. Monday nights lecture promises to be an enjoyable […]

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“A Candle for the Shahbandar Cafe” at the San Francisco Center for the Book on March 5, 2013

March 5th, 2013 marks the sixth anniversary of the car bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Mutanabbi Street is the cultural heart of Baghdad and the home to writers, poets, artists and musicians. The San Francisco Center for the Book is currently exhibiting “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” an exhibit of arstist books created in […]

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