About us

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

San Francisco Center for the Book offers over 400 workshops annually in our fully equipped print studio, arts and crafts room, and bindery. From introductory and project-based workshops to Core Certificate programs and master classes, San Francisco Center for the Book offers workshops that provide learning opportunities at all levels and span a wide range of book arts, including bookbinding and letterpress printing using traditional methods, as well as cutting-edge and experimental forms.

In response to the CDC's call for social distancing and San Francisco's shelter-in-place order, San Francisco Center for the Book will be closed to the public until it is safe to reopen.

Orders for our online store will be processed on Tuesdays and shipped out on Wednesdays.

Location & Hours

Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm