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
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,
#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 –
The craze for coloring books continues to grow! If you (or people you know, of any age) enjoy coloring, as I do, then you’re in for a real treat. This week, the New York Academy of Medicine is sponsoring a special collections coloring fest on social media!
There’s a lot of excitement in our neighborhood this week and next, but for those not Superbowl-inclined, the thought of venturing downtown to visit the Bookbinders Museum may be daunting. Fear not (but remember: public transportation is your friend!).
While the museum itself is of course up and running, the library and archives here at the museum are still in process. I find myself confronted with a particular question often these days: In general, what is the difference between libraries and archives? The simple distinction is that a library
The ABM is pleased to announce Saturday hours! The museum will be open from 10am – 4pm Tuesday through Saturday. Docent tours are offered at 10am, 1pm, and 3pm; admission is $10 for a one-hour tour. Admission to the exhibition space and bookstore is free. We hope to see you soon.
On January 17, please join the American Bookbinders Museum as we host SF in SF and authors Kim Stanley Robinson and Cecelia Holland, 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.
One of our favorite illustrations at the American Bookbinders Museum is an engraving from 1694 done by the Dutch artist Jan Luyken (or Luiken). Seen at left, “De Boeckbinder” (The Bookbinder), is one of a hundred trades detailed in Luyken’s Het Menslyk Bedryft (The Book of Trades).
“Jo was the first to wake in the gray dawn of Christmas morning. No stockings hung at the fireplace and for a moment she felt as much disappointed as she did long ago, when her little sock fell down because it was crammed so full of goodies. Then she remembered