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Bindings of the Book Club of California

The Book Club of California has played a major role in the history and preservation of the art of fine printing in California for over a century. Its books are carefully conceived, thoughtfully designed, and attractively printed in limited editions, often by the foremost fine press printers in the country.

Standard | Deluxe | Design looks at the bindings of these finely made books, displaying select volumes from the publication history of the Book Club of California, showcasing its new tradition of deluxe editions and a selection of Book Club publications with unique covers created by noted California bookbinders.

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

The ABM is offering three lectures led by BCC members:

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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