Since 1996, San Francisco Center for the Book has mounted over one hundred exhibitions celebrating all aspects of artists' books.

SFCB's Gallery

SFCB's exhibition gallery is adjacent to the main print studio and Biblioshop. We produce four exhibitions per year, focusing on artist books, letterpress, papermaking, and works that showcase the book in its many forms. Our exhibition space is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Admission is free.


Exhibition Catalogs

In tandem with SFCB exhibitions, we produce full color exhibition catalogs for each show in our gallery. Catalogs are available in our online store or in person at the Biblioshop.

Exhibition Proposals

Curators and individuals interested in proposing an exhibition at SFCB are encouraged to fill out our Exhibition Proposal Form. Proposals are reviewed by SFCB staff approximately three times per year. A core goal of the SFCB exhibition program is to provide opportunities to emerging and mid-career curators; individuals from diverse backgrounds working in the field/mediums of artists' books, printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, and related arts are invited to submit proposals. Proposals for group exhibitions are given priority; we do not accept proposals for solo exhibitions.

SFCB's long-standing practice of highlighting artist book innovators, wide-ranging concepts within the art book community, and creative collaborations has provided gallery-goers with current insight into the world of artists' books. Programs related to each exhibition encourage community dialogue, education, and social opportunity.


Unfolding Duplications: Contemporary Risograph Publishing


To view past our exhibitions, click here.