Imprint Publications

The Imprint of SFCB, run through its Imprint Committee, is the publishing arm of the San Francisco Center for the Book. It is a home for selected artists to explore the art and craft of the handmade book through the popular Small Plates Edition Series and an Artist in Residence Program that ran from 2005-2012. The Imprint facilitates SFCB's mission of promoting the traditional book arts alongside exploration of experimental forms and techniques.

Programs are selected through invitation only. 

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Small Plates Edition Series

Small Plates is a series of 4" square handmade artists' books issued in editions of 50-100 signed and numbered copies each. Released annually, these editions feature creative interplay between word, image, and book structure. Invited participants range from emerging to established artists. Small Plates artist's book production is a collaborative process that was designed to benefit the artist, SFCB, and the wider community. The program is made possible through book sales, donations, and grant support from the Feigenbaum Nii Foundation.

Small Plates editions to date (32 as of 2019)


Artist in Residence Editions (Program ran from 2005-2012)