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 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.



    Current Exhibition

    Turning Over An Old Leaf: Contemporary Palm Leaf Work in South and Southeast Asia

    Upcoming Events

    December 7, 2019 :: Holiday Fair 2019

    December 11, 2019 :: Studio In a Suitcase: Conservation With Limited Resources presented by Karen Zukor

    December 13, 2019 :: Art Book Show & Tell - Winter 2019

    December 16, 2019 :: PanLex and the Digitization of Balinese Lontar Manuscripts

    January 15, 2020 :: "Palm Leaf Stories" With Turning Over An Old Leaf Curators Mary Austin and Betsy Davids

    February 7, 2020 :: Opening Reception : (retro)(intro)spection

    March 27, 2020 :: Typewriter Jam - Letter Writing Edition

    April 17, 2020 :: Bookworks 2020

    May 4, 2020 :: Art Book Show & Tell

    June 19, 2020 :: Small Plates Publication Party 2020


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