Bookbinders Soup-No Bookbinders Required

Googling for something entirely different, we came upon the words “Bookbinders Soup.” Well, that was arresting.  It was with a mix of relief and disappointment that we learned no bookbinders are harmed in the making of this soup: the name comes from Bookbinders Restaurant in Philadelphia, where it was originally

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Bootcamp Open Studio

For August’s Third Thursday, the ABM played host to the Cartoon Art Museum’s Cartoon Bootcamp Open Studio last night. Visitors got to see some of the amazing artwork by students in the Character Design and Storytelling sections; to play two of the board games designed by Game Creation students, and to

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Don’t Forget Third Thursday with the Cartoon Art Museum

August 18, 2016 at 5:30 – 8pm Join the Cartoon Art Museum at the American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina Street in San Francisco, on August 18 from 5:30-8pm and 20th from 11am to 3pm to view artwork on display from the 2016 Cartooning Boot Camp in the tradition of an Open

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Baby’s Kingdom

Earlier this year, the American Bookbinders Museum received the generous donation of the Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers’ Bindings, comprising more than 400 volumes dating between 1830 and 1950. As of this blog post, about two thirds of the collection has been cataloged.

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SF in SF with Cecil Castellucci and Ben Loory

August 14, 2016 at 6:30pm Please join us for another evening of readings hosted by SF in SF. Join authors Cecil Castelluci and Ben Loory, in conversation with author and editor Terry Bisson.

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Summer at ABM

This has been a bustling summer for the American Bookbinders Museum. In addition to daily tours, and events such as the Yerba Buena Alliance’s Third Thursdays, this summer we’re hosting the Cartoon Art Museum’s Summer Bootcamp. The Bootcamp offers four 1-week classes for tweens and teens on various cartooning subjects: character creation, storytelling,

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A “New and More Perfect” Conservation Lab

Benjamin Franklin wrote his own epitaph as a youth while working as a printer’s “devil” (apprentice.) We’ve paid homage to this clever metaphor before, but it is worth repeating.

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Staff News: Our New Volunteer Coordinator

The ABM is delighted to announce that Stephanie Stokes has joined the Museum as Volunteer Coordinator. Stephanie comes to us from the Commonwealth Club, where she was Member and Guest Services Specialist; prior to that she worked at the Exploratorium and the Museum of Craft and Design. She has a

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SF in SF welcomes Richard Kadrey and Thomas Olde Heuvelt

On Sunday, July 17, please join us for another evening of readings hosted by SF in SF. Richard Kadrey and Thomas Olde Heuvelt will be reading, and participating in a discussion moderated by Bay Area author Terry Bisson.

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ABM @ ALA

I spent the past few days in Orlando, Florida, attending the American Library Association Annual Meeting. It was, as always, an inspirational and thought-provoking experience, as well as being just plain fun. The gathering of thousands of library people never fails to be enjoyable and interesting. From the serious gatherings

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