Open 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday. To tours after 2pm on Sat. Jan.18.

Smithsonian Museum Day at the ABM

Saturday, April 4th, the American Bookbinders Museum will join other cultural institutions around the country for Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day. Get a ticket for two providing free admission to the American Bookbinders Museum. (One two-person pass per email address, check out the FAQs).

ABM is open from 10am to 4pm. The Smithsonian Museum Day pass entitles you to free admission to our self-guided tour. Get yours 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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