Visiting the ABM this week

If you’re thinking of visiting the Bookbinders Museum this week (and we hope you are), please know that the annual Oracle meeting has taken over Moscone Center (all three buildings), as well as Howard Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. The usual flow of traffic–particularly on public transit–may be disrupted. 

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American Publishers’ Bindings at the Rare Book School

I was looking for someone, and I had been here before. Staring down the long aisle, I blinked hard, and looked at the slip of paper in my hand. A bunch of letters and numbers, written in pencil. A call number. I squinted at my own jagged vertical printing. “Is

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Litquake at the ABM

We’re very excited to announce the slate of events that the American Bookbinders Museum will be hosting this year.  October 8: Chaos Monkeys of Silicon Valley October 9: Riding Out Doomsday: Michelle Tea with Daniel Handler October 10: Science Fact: Better than Fiction October 11: Prestigious Prose: Pulitzer Conversations October 12: America

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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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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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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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Third Thursday at the ABM: Bloomsday Speed Reading

On Thursday, June 16, the American Bookbinders Museum celebrates Bloomsday with a speed reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Visitors are invited to read 30 seconds of the text, then pass it along to the next person. Do it once, do it twice, or just listen. As always, Third Thursday runs from

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Join Us for SF in SF in June

  SF in SF June 12, 2016 at 6:30pm Good books, good friends, and good conversation. Please join us for another evening of readings hosted by SF in SF. This June’s readers are Rudy Rucker and Michael Blumlein; they will be reading, and participating in a discussion moderated by Bay

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