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Interviews with Our Instructors!

We’ve been working with all of the wonderful videos our friends have made for and about us this year at the San Francisco Center for the Book, trying to get our YouTube Channel up and running. My favorite finds have been the interviews with the fantastically smart, interesting people who teach our workshops and really make […]

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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 at the San Francisco Center for the Book

Come by The San Francisco Center for the Book this weekend to admire, contribute to and experience a traveling sketchbook show! The Sketchbook Project is an interactive exhibition that features dozens of handmade books that artists from all over the world fill with their work. The Sketchbook Project explained in 96 seconds from Art House […]

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Notes from a Library Volunteer: Our House

Whilst organizing, reshuffling, and generally digging around in the library at the San Francisco Center for the Book, I found something. Well, actually, two somethings. Two somethings that struck me because of their odd shape, and more pressingly, because their odd shape was shared: Who knew we had not one but two books in our library […]

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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.

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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Learn Screenprinting with Marsha Shaw | Weeklong Screenprinting Intensive

The San Francisco Center for the Book is holding a five-day workshop that offers an introduction to the stencil method of screen printing! Workshop participants will learn various image-making methods using paper stencils, monotype techniques, fluid techniques, screen filler, and direct-emulsion photographic stencils. The class will also work with color in multiple editions and become […]

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Macy Chadwick | Three Techniques in Three Days at the San Francisco Center for the Book

Three Techniques in Three Days Instructor: Macy Chadwick Create a luscious, layered image with a combination of pressure printing, relief printing, and printing with polymer plates. Saturday – Monday/ June 1, 2, 3 10:00am – 5:00pm This dynamic class combines three different image-generation techniques on the letterpress. First, students will create an atmospheric image with […]

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Forty Hours With Donald Glaister at SF Center for the Book

A guest post by SFCB Instructor, donor and Board Member – Mary Laird. Five Days with Don Glaister at SFCB 2013 For me, it was a dream come true – any kind of a class with Don Glaister (Master Bookbinder),here in San Francisco, at the Center for the Book, where I have the privilege to […]

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San Francisco Center for the Book Sponsoring and Attending CiviCon 2013 in Berkeley, CA

  CiviCon is the annual, international meeting of CiviCRM users, implementers and developers. CiviCon is the place to share knowledge, experience and to discuss the future of the CiviCRM project. This is the first year attendees will have 2-days to deepen their understanding of the powerful platform and their connections with the CiviCRM community. What […]

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Featured in the SF Chronicle: Codex Fair Celebrates Fine Art of Books

Nancy Davis Kho is a freelance writer in Oakland. She wrote the following article which appeared in the SF Chroncile and on SFGate.com on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 and features a quote from our studio manager Rhiannon Alpers. See the San Francisco Center for the Book at the Codex International Book Fair. Click here for more […]

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Hannah Tashjian: Exciting New Class at SFCB!

Hannah Tashjian is an Binding Instructor at the San Francisco Center for the Book. We came across a post on her blog today about her upcoming class with Grendl Löfkvist. “I am pleased to announced that I will be co-teaching a brand new class at the San Fran­cisco Cen­ter for the Book with let­ter­press printer […]

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