The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field.


in the gallery

Livre d'Artiste d'Aujourd'hui: Interdisciplinary Collaborations
July 23, 2014 - September 27, 2014

Zines+ and the World of ABC No Rio
July 23, 2014 - September 27, 2014

upcoming events

Bookbinding Workshop
at the Floating Library
Saturday, September 20th , 5pm

Fall Open House
Saturday, September 20th , 2-5pm

The Center @ NY Art Book Fair
Friday, September 26th

Artist Talk
at the Floating Library
Wednesday, October 1st , 5:30pm

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception
Saturday, October 11th , 6pm

40th Anniversary Symposium
Saturday, October 11th , 10-5

2014 Poetry Chapbook Program
Friday, October 17th , 6:30pm
$10/ $5 members


of note

40th Anniversary
CBA is turning 40!
Read about our upcoming special events.

Thank You all who made our Annual Benefit & Auction on April 4, 2014 a great success! See pictures of the event on our Flickr page.

A special thank you to this year's corporate sponsors of the Benefit:
Legion Paper Corp.
Neenah Paper Inc.
Rose Tech Ventures
Canson Inc.
Mohawk Paper
Delaware Phoenix Distillery

Click here to see a full list of donors to the Center.

Another way to support the Center for Book Arts: shop at AmazonSmile

We will be closed from Saturday, May 24 to Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day weekend. Click here for details regarding all the days the Center will be closed to the public this year.

Capital Campaign: Visit our exhibitions, printshop, and bindery, and enjoy the comfort of our new HVAC system! Click here for a list of all those who contributed to our HVAC campaign. Help us complete renovations to our space by making a contribution to our Capital Campaign.


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A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor. New York, NY 10001