Open Tues-Sat 10am-4pm; Closed Feb. 7, 8 & 9 for a Private Event

Opening Reception for The Many Lives of Books

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Join us on Saturday, January 28 from 4:30 – 6:30  for an in-person reception celebrating the opening of ABM’s latest exhibition: The Many Lives of Books: Exploring the Work of Book Conservators. Meet curators Kimberly Kwan, Elizabeth Ryan, and Michelle C. Smith, and take a dive into the decisions, tactics, and techniques that book conservators employ in service of a book’s physical and historical integrity.

At 5:30 curator Kimberly Kwan will give a short talk on conservation decisions and how they affect the stories that books can tell: Every Book Tells a Story: Conservators’ Decisions,

Light snacks and beverages will be served.

Come early and tour the American Bookbinders Museum. Take our self-guided Audio or Signature tour for a special price of $10. Purchase your ticket at reception, or here.

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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.

In addition to the craft and artistry of binding, we focus on the stories of the men, women, and children who worked in binderies.

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