Located in San Francisco, American Bookbinders Museum is 
Where the Book Begins.

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Our historic collection of bookbinding equipment can only be seen by guided tour. Tours are conducted daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.

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Upcoming Event

Market Bound

August 10 – November 2, 2017

A new exhibit looks at the rise of the commercial book cover, meant to draw the eye, focused on diverse genres, and increasingly signaled the reader’s taste and status. 

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From Our Blog

Hunting the elusive bookbinder

That’s All She Wrote In 1941 Hannah Dustin French of the Wellesley College Library published an essay entitled “Early American Bookbinding by Hand.” In the essay, she makes mention of American’s first bookbinder: Bookbinding was […]

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