ABM Closing Early on Tuesday, March 15

The Bookbinders Museum will be closing at 3:30 on Tuesday, 3/15, for a private event. The last tour will be at 1pm. We’ll be back to our usual schedule on Wednesday, and hope to see you soon.

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Join Us for Third Thursday at the Bookbinders Museum

On March 17 between 5:30 – 8pm, the Bookbinders Museum will be open late for Third Thursday, honoring St. Patrick’s Day, Women’s History Month, and our new exhibit on Women Bookbinders. Come take a tour, cruise the bookstore, or check out a selection of material from the Museum’s collection about women

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Bookbinding and the Working Woman

One of the by-products of the Industrial Revolution was a change in the status of women working outside the home. Working from home–doing piece work in and around all the other jobs that were part of running a home, or being part of the “seasonal work force” for her husband’s business–had been

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Women in Bookbinding

Opening Today: The Woman Bookbinder looks at women in both trade and artisanal bookbinderies through the lens of material from the museum’s own collection of books and ephemera. Curated by ABM Librarian Elspeth Olson, the exhibition runs through May.

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SF in SF with Daryl Gregory and Hannu Rajaniemi

March 6, doors open at 5:30, program begins at 6pm; $10 donation at the door Please join us for SF in SF at the American Bookbinders Museum, with readings and conversation from Daryl Gregory and Hannu Rajaniemi, moderated by author Terry Bisson.

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The Cottonian Library Fire

The British Library is, by number of items cataloged, the largest library in the world, and is the national library of the United Kingdom. In 1973, it was established as an entity separate from the British Museum, and the bulk of its founding collections were taken from the museum’s holdings.

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SF in SF on February 21 at ABM

On February 21, please join the American Bookbinders Museum as we host SF in SF and authors Charlie Jane Anders and Lisa Goldstein, who will read from current work, then participate in an interview hosted by Terry Bisson.  Doors open at 5:30; the program begins at 6pm.

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The Hearts of Bookbinding

In this season of chocolates and candy hearts, we wondered: how, and when, did the heart become associated with romance in Western culture? The early Egyptians believed the heart was the seat of the soul; the Greeks, the seat of both reason and emotion. It’s not an unlikely association, but there

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Join Us for Third Thursday with the Cartoon Art Museum

The American Bookbinders Museum is delighted to welcome the Cartoon Art Museum for a celebration of American history, as part of the Yerba Buena Third Thursdays on February 18, 2016 from 5:30-8:00pm. The event will be at the ABM, 355 Clementina Street, and is free and open to the public. The festivities include live art demonstrations,

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#ColorOurCollections Wrap-Up

#ColorOurCollections has come and gone, but luckily the links to the coloring pages in our original post will remain, so if you feel like coloring, please make use of them. We’re always excited to see your artistic takes on our collection items. Hopefully this project will continue next year –

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