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 in which visitors can view artists' books, prints, sculptural bookworks, and paper-related artworks. Our exhibition space is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Admission is free.

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.

Exhibition Proposals

Curators and individuals interested in proposing an exhibition must fill out SFCB's Exhibition Proposal Form. Proposals are reviewed by SFCB's Exhibition Committee approximately three times per year. A core goal of our exhibition program is to provide opportunities to emerging and mid-career curators; individuals from diverse backgrounds working in the fields/mediums of artists' books, printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, and related arts are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. Proposals for group exhibitions will be given priority.


July 15 - October 1, 2023: Datz Press: Global Voices in Contemporary Photobooks


To view past our exhibitions, click here.