Happy New Year

Just a reminder: ABM will be closed in celebration of the New Year on Tuesday, January 2. We will be open on January 3, and look forward to meeting you then. Our best wishes to the Book community for a safe, healthy, and book-filled 2018.

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Celebrating Local Binders

This winter the Museum Shop at the American Bookbinders Museum is pleased to showcase the work of two extraordinary book artisans. Pietro Accardi was born in Turin, in northwestern Italy, where his father, Gaetano, was the founder of Typografia Accardi. After working at his father’s press, Accardi went on to

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Litquake at ABM

    Saturday, October 7 through Saturday, October 14 This year the American Bookbinders Museum hosts eight days and evenings of Litquake events, from panel discussions for new writers and kid-friendly events to featured authors and readers. See the Litquake site for a full listing of events, both at ABM

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ABM is Open!

The city is doing construction on Clementina Street, but don’t be daunted: sidewalks are still open, and so is the Bookbinders Museum. Come visit!

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No Third Thursday Tonight

The ABM will not be open tonight for Yerba Buena Third Thursday. Check back with us in April!

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Books and Mud Exhibit Extended

If you thought you missed the Books and Mud exhibit at the Bookbinders Museum, there’s still time. The exhibit has been extended through February 18.  “Books and Mud: the drowned libraries of Florence,” examines and commemorates the 1966 Florence Flood, the international corps of volunteer “Mud Angels” who came to help,

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ABM Holiday Schedule

Planning on visiting the Bookbinders Museum over the holidays? Please note the ABM will be closed:      Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26      Saturday, December 31 through Monday, January 2 All other days we’ll be open for business and giving tours at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm,

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Holiday Joy, 10% Off

Looking for the perfect gift for the book-lovers on your list? Look no further! The ABM Bookstore has books (of course), apparel, and other gift items ready for purchase. Buy a hoodie, an ABM mug, books on letterpress, binding, book history of various kinds, or one of our limited edition

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Japanese Paper Trunk Show and Sale

Wa = Japanese + Shi = Paper :: Washi = Japanese Paper Washi is the Japanese word for the traditional papers made from the long inner fibers of three plants — gampi, mitsumata, and kozo. As Japan changes with the rest of the world, machines produce similar-looking papers which have

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ABM Closed for a Private Event October 3-7

It’s Dreamforce time in the SOMA area, and the Bookbinders Museum will be closed for the week for a special rental event. We’ll be open again on Saturday, October 8 from 10 – 4pm, and for the first evening event of Litquake at 6:30. Hope to see you there!

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