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

    March 2018

    April 2018

    May 2018

    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 convenience, 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

    February 2 thru April 30, 2018 :: Catching the Light: Bookworks from Southern Califonia

    Upcoming Events

    March 23, 2018 :: Book Talk :: Catching the Light: Bookworks from Southern Califonia

    June 8, 2018 :: Imprint Event :: 2018 Small Plates Release Party - 10th Anniversary

    June 14 thru September 30, 2018  :: Exhibition :: The Flag on Paper

    June 14, 2018 :: Opening Reception :: The Flag on Paper

    July 13, 2018 :: Book Talk :: TBD by Dominic Riley

    September 13, 2018 :: Book Talk :: Typewriter Jam

    September 23, 2018 :: 15th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival 

    November 6, 2018 :: Book Talk:: Art Book Show and Tell

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

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