Open Tues-Sat 10am-4pm: Closed Tuesday July 9th for a Private Event

Collector’s Talk and Tour for Stenciling in Book & Applied Arts

Join us on Saturday, December 9th at 2pm at the American Bookbinders Museum, for a talk and tour of ABM’s newest exhibition, Stenciling in Book & Applied Arts. Collector Alex Angell with share his immense store of knowledge regarding the art, history and technique of stenciling in Japanese Katazome, French Pochoir and Japanese Taisho. This is an in-person, on-site event and will not be recorded.

Registration for the talk and tour is $15, which includes admission to the Museum. Come early and take a self-guided tour of the Museum before or after the Collector’s Tour; it starts at 2pm.

Alex Angell began collecting books as a young boy; his first love was Gustave Doré. While working in London he was a habitué of the many independent rare book sellers there, collecting children’s illustrated books. Co-founding an investment bank in Prague gave him the resources to broaden and deepen his interests. Having retired after twenty years teaching history at Berkeley High school, he spent Covid writing the Anecdotal, Annotated, Confessional Biographical Bibliographic Catalog of his collections, which is now over 800 pages.


American Bookbinders Museum

The American Bookbinders Museum is the only museum of its kind in North America, celebrating and exploring the history, tools and stories of bookbinders and bookbinding, from its earliest forms through the changes and innovations of the industrial revolution.

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