Upcoming Events

Past Events

  • Book Talk and Reception for Codex

    Join us for a celebration of books and libraries hosted by Stanford Libraries and the Hand Bookbinders of California at the American Bookbinder’s Museum in San Francisco. Elizabeth Ryan, book conservator with the Stanford Libraries Conservation Department, will give a presentation on conservation approaches to scholarly significant book damage and previous…

  • SF in SF with Cecelia Holland, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Howard Hendrix

    Please join us when perennial Bay Area favorites Cecelia Holland and Kim Stanley Robinson are joined by author Howard Hendrix, reading and in conversation with Bay Area writer, editor, and raconteur Terry Bisson. Cecelia Holland is a grande dame of historical fiction who began writing at age twelve. Her first published work, The…

  • Children’s Story Hour

    Join us every Saturday morning from November 17 - January 5 for story hour at the American Bookbinders Museum. Celebrating the new exhibit Of Wonders Wild and New, we'll share stories and activities with kids under 7 and their families. Each child can take a new book home!  

  • Children’s Story Hour

    Join us every Saturday morning from November 17 - January 5 for story hour at the American Bookbinders Museum. Celebrating the new exhibit Of Wonders Wild and New, we'll share stories and activities with kids under 7 and their families. Each child can take a new book home!  

  • Children’s Story Hour

    Join us every Saturday morning from November 17 - January 5 for story hour at the American Bookbinders Museum. Celebrating the new exhibit Of Wonders Wild and New, we'll share stories and activities with kids under 7 and their families. Each child can take a new book home!  

  • Children’s Story Hour

    Join us every Saturday morning from November 17 - January 5 for story hour at the American Bookbinders Museum. Celebrating the new exhibit Of Wonders Wild and New, we'll share stories and activities with kids under 7 and their families. Each child can take a new book home!  

  • Children’s Story Hour

    Join us every Saturday morning from November 17 - January 5 for story hour at the American Bookbinders Museum. Celebrating the new exhibit Of Wonders Wild and New, we'll share stories and activities with kids under 7 and their families. Each child can take a new book home!  

  • Children’s Story Hour

    Join us every Saturday morning from November 17 - January 5 for story hour at the American Bookbinders Museum. Celebrating the new exhibit Of Wonders Wild and New, we'll share stories and activities with kids under 7 and their families. Each child can take a new book home!  

  • Children’s Story Hour

    Join us every Saturday morning from November 17 - January 5 for story hour at the American Bookbinders Museum. Celebrating the new exhibit Of Wonders Wild and New, we'll share stories and activities with kids under 7 and their families. Each child can take a new book home!  

  • SF in SF with Nick Mamatas and Michael Marshal Smith

    Due to poor air quality in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area, this event has been postponed. Please watch for a new date!

  • Children’s Story Hour

    Join us every Saturday morning from November 17 - January 5 for story hour at the American Bookbinders Museum. Celebrating the new exhibit Of Wonders Wild and New, we'll share stories and activities with kids under 7 and their families. Each child can take a new book home!  

  • Opening Reception for Of Wonders Wild and New

    After the kids have gone home, please join ABM staff and Jennifer Crow of the Arne Nixon Center for Children's Literature for a reception to celebrate the exhibit with refreshments and conversation. This is a grown-up party, but it's okay to bring your inner child.

  • Family Party for Of Wonders Wild and New

    Help us celebrate the opening day of Of Wonders Wild and New, a new exhibit that explores the imaginative worlds of children’s books over three centuries. From the advent of children’s books in the early 19th century to today, picture books reflect our changing attitudes toward childhood, diversity, and inclusion.…

  • HBC Exhibit Talk

    A unique opportunity to meet some of the artists whose work is on display at the Hand Bookbinders of California show, and to view selected items outside of the cases.  Hear about the inspiration for the content, and about the decisions behind design choices. Tickets are $10

  • SF in SF with Rudy Rucker and Gregory Norman Bossert

    Please join us for an evening with authors Rudy Rucker and Gregory Norman Bossert reading and in conversation with Bay Area writer, editor, and raconteur Terry Bisson. Rudy Rucker is a writer and a mathematician who worked for twenty years as a Silicon Valley computer science professor. He received the Philip…

  • HBC Artists in Residence

    Members of the Hand Bookbinders of California will be on hand at ABM to demonstrate and discuss their work.

  • HBC Artists in Residence

    Members of the Hand Bookbinders of California will be on hand at ABM to demonstrate and discuss their work.

  • HBC Artists in Residence

    Members of the Hand Bookbinders of California will be on hand at ABM to demonstrate and discuss their work.

  • HBC Artists in Residence

    Members of the Hand Bookbinders of California will be on hand at ABM to demonstrate and discuss their work.

  • Opening Reception: Hand Bookbinders of California Exhibit

    Please join us to celebrate the return of the Hand Bookbinders of California to the ABM for their 46th annual exhibit of members’ work.

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