375 Rhode Island Street

    San Francisco, CA 94103


    Monday through Sunday

    10:00 AM - 5:30 PM


    (415) 565-0545



    Our Mission

    The San Francisco Center for the Book is a center of inspiration for the book arts world, featuring the art & craft of letterpress printing, bookbinding, and artists bookmaking. We are dedicated to the art of the book!


    *The Paper Flowers workshop scheduled for Friday, November 16 has been rescheduled. All other workshops scheduled for Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18 will run as scheduled. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 415-565-0545. 

    Workshop Calendar

    Core Certificate Programs in Letterpress & Bookbinding

    Our Core Certificate programs in Letterpress and Bookbinding allow for scheduling flexibility and advanced study opportunities, while continuing to offer students a comprehensive foundation in letterpress printing and bookbinding. Read more...

    Online Store

    Exhibition Catalogs and Imprint Publications are available in our online store by clicking here or by visiting us during regular business hours.

    Gift Cards

    Gift Cards make great gifts for all occasions and San Francisco Center for the Book has them. Gift Cards can be used toward workshops and more. For your convenience, our staff can address and mail Gift Cards with letterpress card holders for you. Call (415) 565-0545 x105 or send an email to info@sfcb.org to order yours today. If you need one right away eGift cards are available here and can be emailed directly to the receipient or printed out.



    *The San Francisco Center for the Book will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 10am Saturday, November 24.

    Current Exhibition

    October 20, 2018 thru January 30, 2019  :: Exhibition :: Freud on the Couch - Psyche in the Book

    Upcoming Events

    December 1, 2018 :: Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair

    January 18, 2019 :: Typewriter Jam

    For additional San Francisco Bay Area Book Arts events, check out the San Francisco Bay Area Book Arts Calendar.  Click Here.