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Call for Action in Publishing | June 8, 2020



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Sponsoring Member Listing Available

Please see our new Sponsoring Member page, available under the About menu.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | Virtual Tour of the Mechanics’ Institute

August 5, 2020

Though the Mechanics’ Institute is currently closed due to the region wide response to the coronavirus we are conducting tours virtually!

 

The Mechanics’ Institute of San Francisco was founded at the end of 1854 with four books and a mission to start an organization to serve the vocational and social needs of the city’s mechanics, artisans, and industrialists. Within a few years the Institute was offering classes in mechanical drawing, industrial design, electrical science, and applied mathematics; had started a chess club and had acquired a magnificent library that slaked San Francisco’s voracious appetite for technical and pleasurable reading material.

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BOOK ARTS OF UTAH | Secret Belgian Binding (Summer Bookmaking Series)

August 5, 2020

This singular binding style was invented by Belgian binder Anne Goy. The book opens flat and has a beautiful exposed sewing pattern. Visit bookartsprogram.org for a complete list of required materials.

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SFCB | Shelter In Studio Tour with Bookbinder John DeMerritt

August 6, 2020

Join us at lunchtime and take a Zoom tour of John DeMerritt’s studio in Emeryville, CA.

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SAN FRANCISCO CENTER FOR THE BOOK | Christine Wong Yap Studio Tour

August 7, 2020

Join SFCB on our Instagram feed as Queens, NY based artist Christine Wong Yap(link is external) takes over in the afternoon! Christine will host a virtual tour of her studio space via Instagram Live; all you need to do is grab your phone or jump online and head over to SFCB’s Instagram feed (@sanfranciscocenterforthebook) at 3 pm. PLEASE NOTE: viewers will need to log in to their Instagram account via a mobile device or computer desktop in order to view this event.

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