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.   We achieve this through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collections.

Founded in 1974 and still located in Manhattan, it was the first not-for-profit organization of its kind in the nation, and has since become a model for others around the world.

The Center for Book Arts is one of few contemporary arts organizations dedicated to the art of the book, and the only location in New York City at which visitors can view book arts exhibitions in the context of an active, working studio. In keeping with the Center’s mission, our exhibitions endeavor to place book art practice within the larger context of contemporary art, exploring the book as object, as media, and as a site of resistance.

Support for the development and design of the Center’s new website came in part from the New York Community Trust and from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. The Center for Book Arts is deeply grateful for this support.

Location & Hours

The Center is open to the public Monday through Friday, 11am to 6pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Class hours vary according to the course schedule. The Center is closed on Sundays. Admission is free.

The Center welcomes all and makes every attempt to be a sanctuary space.

The Center is closed to the public on these dates:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
Memorial Day Weekend
Summer Break (July 3-12)
Labor Day Weekend
Thanksgiving Holiday (November 28-December 1)
2019-2020 Winter Holiday
(December 21, 2020- January 3, 2021)

The Center is open to the public but will not hold classes on these dates
Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur

The Center’s building has an elevator, with a backup elector, which are both accessible from street level. Our galleries and studio space are wheelchair accessible with an ADA-compliant bathroom. Large type programs are available on request. Please call ahead if you have questions or special needs.

Finding the Center
The Center for Book Arts is located on the 3rd Floor of 28 West 27th Street, between 6th Avenue and Broadway.
Broadway is east of 6th Avenue in this neighborhood.

Arriving by Subway
N or R train to 28th Street and Broadway
F train to 23rd Street and 6th Avenue
6 train to 28th and Lexington Avenue
1 train to 28th Street and 7th Avenue
B, D, Q and F trains to 34th and 6th Avenue (Herald Square)
2, 3 to 34th Street (Penn Station)

Arriving by Bus
M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, M7, M10 buses
crosstown buses M23 & M34

Visiting from Outside the City
PATH trains to 33rd Street and 6th Avenue
Amtrak and NJT to Penn Station (34th Street and 7th Avenue)
MetroNorth trains to Grand Central Station, then the downtown 6 subway to 28th Street and Lexington Avenue

Nearby Parking Locations
29 West 28th Street, between Broadway and 6th Avenue. Enter on 28th Street or Broadway
6th Avenue between 29th and 30th Streets
101 West 23rd Street, near 6th Avenue
1251 Broadway, near 31st Street
39 West 23rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues
*Street parking in Manhattan is VERY limited and restrictions prevent the general public from using street parking on weekdays from 6am-7pm in our neighborhood.*

Contact Us


28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10001

(212) 481-0295



Corina Reynolds
Executive Director

Jenna Hamed
Programs Manager

Devyn Mañibo
Marketing Manager

Theo Roth
Collections Manager

Kelsey King
Education Coordinator

Sari Weisenberg
Operations Coordinator

Elizabeth Castaldo
Studio Coordinator

Zoe Katz
Outreach Assistant

Emily Miranker
Audience Development & Special Projects Manager

Matthew Murphy
Volunteer Print Specialist


Roberta Brody
Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College

Stephen Bury, Chair
Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian, Frick Art Reference Library

Gail Coleman, Treasurer
Managing Director and CFO, J. Fitzgibbons LLC

Maria Fredericks
Sherman Fairchild Head of Conservation 
Thaw Conservation Center, The Morgan Library & Museum

Tom L. Freudenheim
Museum Professional and Art Critic

Neal Grenley, Secretary
White & Case LLP

Brian Hannon
President, BHNY Fine Art

Nancy Macomber
Head of Library Technical Services; Associate Professor, CUNY, Retired

Miriam Schaer
Artist; Educator at Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College, Chicago

Asher Schlusselberg, Vice Chair
Associate, The Plymouth Group

Kenneth Soehner
Arthur K. Watson Chief Librarian in the Thomas J. Watson Library
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Szilvia Szmuk-Tanenbaum
Special Collections Librarian and Faculty, St. John’s University, Retired


Sarah Bodman
Bristol, United Kingdom

David Dibosa
London, United Kingdom

Peter Foolen
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Cornelia Lauf
Rome, Italy

Angela Lorenz
Bologna, Italy

Susanne Padberg
Vienna, Austria

Priya Pereira
Mumbai, India

Sharmini Pereira
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Melanie Scarciglia
Paris, France

Renée Ting


Richard Minsky


Biruta Auna
Delphi Basilicato
Elizabeth Castaldo
Roni Gross
Barbara Henry
MC Hyland
Nancy Loeber
Amber McMillan
Richard O’Russa

28 West 27th St, 3rd Fl
New York, NY 10001

Mon-Sat 11am-4pm by appointment only

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