Preserving American Bookbinding Since 1632
The American Bookbinders Museum, located in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district, is dedicated to showcasing bookbinding’s history, craft, and practice. Tours are conducted daily at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Visit today!
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About the Museum
The American Bookbinders Museum is the only museum of its kind in North America, celebrating and exploring the culture and tools of bookbinding, from its earliest forms to the changes and innovations of the industrial revolution. In addition to the craft and artistry of binding, we focus on the stories of the men, women, and children who worked in binderies.
Support the ABM
We rely on the support and generosity of our donors and volunteers. Consider being a supporter of the ABM through your tax-deductible donation or lending your passion and expertise to the museum.