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49th Annual Hand Bookbinders of California Exhibition

The American Bookbinders Museum is very pleased to host the Hand Bookbinders of California’s Annual Members Exhibition. Come in and see unique, artistic bindings, letterpress and graphics.

The exhibit is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm, admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public!

The ABM will be offering two lectures led by members of HBC:

  • HBC49, Content to Cover

    Juliayn Coleman, HBC President

    Thursday, September 16, 6 pm PDT 2021

  •  HBC49, Manufacture of Leather

    David Lanning, J. Hewit and Sons

    Saturday, October 30, 11 am PDT 2021

The Hand Bookbinders of California are a close-knit group of hand bookbinders with shared interests in creating and collecting fine bindings, joined together to promote hand bookbinding and related book arts and to exchange information and ideas. Their membership includes bookbinders, students, makers of artists’ books, collectors, conservators, papermakers and paper decorators, fine printers, printmakers, writers, book dealers and other lovers of the book arts.

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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