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Po Box 193216
San Francisco, CA
USA

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. 

Current Exhibition

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Gallery Talk: August 18, 2:00pm

Open to the public in the Skylight Gallery of the
SF Public Library’s main branch on Larkin Street

 

EXHIBITION LOCATION: 

San Francisco Public Library
Main Library, Skylight Gallery, 6th Floor
100 Larkin St., San Francisco, 94102

Library Hours

Located at the upper terminus of the grand staircase and atrium, the Skylight Gallery is a flexible 2,200 plus square foot display area which hosts an active program of rotating special exhibitions. In addition to presenting exhibitions drawn from the Library's collections, the Library sponsors exhibitions on loan from other institutions and organizations.


One of the foundational mandates of the HBC was to provide opportunities for local bookbinders to share their work not only with one another but also with the broader community.   Each year the HBC sponsors an Annual Members’ Exhibition open for viewing to the general public.  All members in good standing -- whether they be amateur or professional, beginner or expert -- are welcome to enter their work.

The artworks displayed reflect the varied interests of our diverse membership and can include design bindings, fine press, artist’s books, calligraphy, conservation, box-making, historical structures, and paper decoration.  A full color catalog is also published to accompany the exhibition.  

Past exhibitions have been hosted by a variety of Bay Area museums, galleries, and libraries including the San Francisco Public Library, Stanford University, Mills College, the University of San Francisco, the University of California at San Francisco, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Center for the Book, the American Bookbinding Museum, and many others.