Category Archives: Intern Projects

Notes from a Library Volunteer: “Paul,” “Ted” and “Lisa”

Near the ground, on a shelf filled mostly with copies of Ampersand magazine and photos from past Roadworks events, stand eight unassuming hard-backed folders – the kind that hold loose-leaf papers if you want to actually make sure that they stay safe. They are titled ambiguously: Paul Ted Our Family Travels (two volumes) Lisa (two volumes) Celia Said Our […]

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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.

Notes from a Library Volunteer: the Cabinet of Curiosities

What place could a Bed Bath & Beyond medicine cabinet, purchased for $15.00 from Craigslist, possibly have in a library? Well, say that this library has quite a few artist’s books, left over from classes or purchased at art shows or donated by enthusiastic creators. And say that many of these books are smaller than […]

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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.

Notes from a Library Apprentice: Putting Books in their Place

When discussing with Mary Austin about the extent of my duties this summer, I mentioned that I might be interested in becoming a librarian. She was overjoyed: upon moving from DeHaro Street to Rhode Island street recently, San Francisco Center for the Book’s small collection was rendered utterly  disorganized. Who better than an intern with 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.

It’s Rare That One Gets To Truly Collaborate

This post was created by Annemarie Munn who was part of  SFCBs In-House Printer pilot program. She worked with Studio Manager, Rhiannon Alpers to print and bind Christie Nelson’s “My Moveable Feast” illustrated by Fiona Taylor. Printing a book is so different from printing  a set of illustrations, a business card, a poster, or even an […]

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Annemarie Munn
Annemarie Munn
Annemarie's abiding love of the broadside brought her to printmaking, book arts, and to SFCB, where she has been volunteering for almost two years. She is currently studying for her MFA in Fiction at SFSU, where she also studies printmaking and book arts.

Promised Land: A Guest Post by Author Christie Nelson

What’s a writer doing at Art Camp? I pondered that question as we traveled up the Sierra Nevada Mountains, crossed Quincy’s wide meadows, and bumped along the dusty road leading into Feather River Art Camp. My head had been down for so long, pushing toward the finish line of a novel, that art camp sounded […]

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SFCB
SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

Rumbling Thoughts about Roadworks

Our Roadworks Marketing Intern, Elka Weber, shares her thoughts on preparing for the 2012 Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival. Several of my recent SFCB intern days have revolved around photographing the SFCB archive of prints from past Roadworks events. Leafing through the portfolios of giant linoleum block prints, I found myself coming across William T. Wiley, […]

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elka weber
elka weber
elka weber is a writer, book artist, and library elf interested in publication design, hand papermaking, short fiction, long road trips and really crafty ideas.

From the Library: Design & Style – 7: Bauhaus and the New Typography 1919 – 1933

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Welcome to the second installment of From the Library. This gem was unearthed by Michaela, the other half of the Bennington Dream Team, during the library cataloging project. Also, did you know that you can visit the book art and design library at SFCB during our regular business hours? There is some incredible technical information […]

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Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu is an instructor at SFCB, and a freelance letterpress printer.

From the Library: Selections From Phrases & Philosophies For the Use of the Young

Floryn Reads

Today we present a guest post from Floryn Honnet, one of two fantastic interns visiting all the way from Bennington College in Vermont for a field work term full of book arts learning. Floryn and her compatriot Michaela have spent a generous part of the last month cataloging and organizing our library, which turns out […]

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Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu is an instructor at SFCB, and a freelance letterpress printer.

Dog Dreams Launch, Take Two!

An announcement for lovers of letterpress, lovers of dogs, parents and friends of small children, and everyone who is young at heart: Michael Wertz’s book Dog Dreams, originally produced as a Small Plates Edition of SFCB, will soon be available from Gingko Press!  Dog Dreams is a 7″ x 7″ board book.  The original letterpress […]

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Annemarie Munn
Annemarie Munn
Annemarie's abiding love of the broadside brought her to printmaking, book arts, and to SFCB, where she has been volunteering for almost two years. She is currently studying for her MFA in Fiction at SFSU, where she also studies printmaking and book arts.

Open Print Studio: Where the Magic Happens

A quick dispatch from last Friday’s absolutely hoppin’ Open Print Studio: I was supervising this particular evening, but fellow OPS supervisor, and rockstar intern Meredith Hudson-Redfield was there, too, and she brought her senior projects class from CCA.  She used her OPS press time to give them an introduction to letterpress printing.  They learned how […]

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Annemarie Munn
Annemarie Munn
Annemarie's abiding love of the broadside brought her to printmaking, book arts, and to SFCB, where she has been volunteering for almost two years. She is currently studying for her MFA in Fiction at SFSU, where she also studies printmaking and book arts.