Not Your Typical Type of Book Fair: Annual Holiday Book Arts and Crafts Fair at San Francisco Center for the Book Features Book Arts and Crafts Made the Old Fashioned Way

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This annual event is refreshingly unique among holiday fair events around the Bay Area this season, as it features a rich assortment of functional and decorative book arts and crafts that are perfect for gift giving, including a spectacular variety of letterpress books, handbound journals, handmade paper, unique artists books, zines, calendars, holiday cards, gift tags and wrapping paper, as well as paper arts, original prints, ornaments, jewelry, textiles and other delightful crafty surprises.

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Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair 2015 at San Francisco Center for the Book

[The Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair is] refreshingly unique among holiday fair events around the Bay Area this season. This annual fair features a rich assortment of functional and decorative book arts and crafts....

San Francisco Center for the Book's annual Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM is refreshingly unique among holiday fair events around the Bay Area this season, as it features a rich assortment of functional and decorative book arts and crafts that are perfect for gift giving, including a spectacular variety of letterpress books, handbound journals, handmade paper, unique artists books, zines, calendars, holiday cards, gift tags and wrapping paper, as well as paper arts, original prints, ornaments, jewelry, textiles and other delightful crafty surprises.

Gift certificates, Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival linocuts prints, Small Plates books, San Francisco Center for the Book exhibition catalogs, shop aprons and more will also be available at the Fair.

Admission to the fair is free.

The San Francisco Center for the Book is a center of inspiration for the book arts world, featuring the art and craft of letterpress printing, bookbinding, and artists bookmaking. San Francisco Center for the Book is dedicated to the art of the book.

The San Francisco Center for the Book is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fosters the joy of books and bookmaking, the history, artistry, and continuing presence of books in our culture and enduring importance as a medium of self-expression. The Center provides studios for Bay Area book artists and a center where the wider community can discover book arts.

San Francsico Center for the Book offers 400 workshops annually, which offer learning opportunities at all levels: from introductory classes, to focused advanced and master courses spanning the range of bookbinding and letterpress printing techniques, from traditional methods to cutting-edge printing techniques and experimental book forms.

Exhibitions at San Francisco Center for the Book are designed to inform and inspire visitors. Free public programs include opening receptions for exhibitions in the gallery, book release parties, gallery talks, tours, open houses, mixers and other community events including the annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival and the annual Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair.

For the 2015 Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair, the list of participating book artists and crafters include: Elaine Chu Graphic Design, Made From Books by Yes & Yes Designs, Asuka Ohsawa, Night Diver Press, Neon Sprinkles Studio, Divine Jelly, Early Girl Press, Editions B.a.D., Christine Herrin, Lynne Prather, Happenstance Type-O-Rama, Red Handed Rubber Stamps, Little Dinosaur Press, Eileen P. Goldenberg, Fly By Night Gifts, The Mobile Mill, Alyssia Casey, Poison Apple Press, Signs Of All Kinds, S + M Press, A.K. Walker Art, Peace by Piece, Dandy Lion Press, Erin Malone, 8 Domos, Susan Tuttle Designs, Luann Udell, Rik Olson (woodblock and linocut prints); Kitty Confetti, Silverhand Books, Brian Kring, Oliver Estrada, Drive By Press, Mark Coggins, Coffee N Cream Press, Bell'occhio, ​Mixolydian Editions, Heyday Books, Print By Layer, Co-Pilot Press, Dead Duck Press, Gazelle & Goat Press.

Information:

  • Event: Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair
  • Location: San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, California
  • Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Description: This annual event is refreshingly unique among holiday fair events around the Bay Area this season, as it features a rich assortment of functional and decorative book arts and crafts that are perfect for gift giving, including a spectacular variety of letterpress books, handbound journals, handmade paper, unique artists books, zines, calendars, holiday cards, gift tags and wrapping paper, as well as paper arts, original prints, ornaments, jewelry, textiles and other delightful crafty surprises.
  • Admission: Free
  • Website: http://www.sfcb.org
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sfcenterforthebook
  • Twitter: @SFCB

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