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!


    Workshop Listings by Month

    May 2017

    June 2017

    July 2017

    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 Certificates

    Gift Certificates make great gifts for all occassions and San Francisco Center for the Book has them. Gift Certificates can be used toward workshops and more. For your convinience, our staff can address and mail Gift Certificates for you. Call (415) 565-0545 x105 or send an email to info@sfcb.org to order yours today.



    Current Exhibition

    April 5, 2017 thru June 11, 2017 :: Books of Course

    Save These Dates

    May 5, 2017 :: Punctuation Party, an annual dun fundraising event of San Francisco Center for the Book

    June 16, 2017 :: BOOK TALK with Dominic Riley & Michael Burke

    June 23, 2017 :: Chronicle Books :: Born in the Summer of Love (Opening Reception)

    July 14, 2017 :: Small Plates Publication Release

    August 18, 2017 :: BOOK TALK :: Chronicle Books :: Born in the Summer of Love

    September 17, 2017 :: Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival

    October 8 thru 11, 2017 :: Litquake @ San Francisco Center for the Book

    October 13, 2017 :: Mills College Book Arts Alumni (Opening Reception)

    October 20, 2017 :: BOOK TALK :: Typewriter Jam (B.Y.O.T.)

    December 2, 2017 :: Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair

    December 15, 2017 :: BOOK TALK :: Art Book Show & Tell

    (Watch for event details and more events to be announced soon.)

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