Since its inception in 1996, San Francisco Center for the Book has mounted well over 100 book arts related 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.

The Gallery

The exhibition space at SFCB is adjacent to the print, bindery, and arts studios. Our open gallery space creates a perfect environment for visitors to view artists' books, prints, sculptural bookworks, and paper-related artworks.

Gallery Hours

Our exhibition space is open to the public Wednesday through Friday (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM) and Saturday/Sunday from noon - 4 pm. Admission is free.

Please note that we are closed the following holidays: July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. We are also closed the Monday after our annual Roadworks fundraising event.

Exhibition Catalogs

Exhibition catalogs are available in our online store by clicking here or by visiting us during regular business hours.

Upcoming Exhibition:

Finding Common Ground: Sowing the Seeds of Community & Collaboration :: Friday, November 5, 2021 - Sunday, January 16, 2022

Save the date! We'll be having an in-person artist reception on Friday, November 19th. Details coming soon!

Past Exhibitions

To view past exhibitions click here.

Exhibition Proposals

Interested in exhibition opportunities at San Francisco Center for the Book? Curators and parties interested in submitting exhibition proposals are encouraged to fill out our Exhibition Proposal Form. Exhibition proposals are reviewed by SFCB's Exhibition Committee approximately three times per year.