Events

The Center for Book Arts has a full schedule of weekly events related to the art of the book. Please join us for special opening receptions for new exhibitions, broadside poetry readings, artists’ talks, round table discussions with book artists, lectures on subjects related to bookmaking and the book in contemporary art.

Exhibition openings are quarterly and open to the public. These receptions are a great time to meet the artists in the exhibition, learn about the artworks from the curator, and see amazing examples of contemporary book art.

Members receive a discount on all public programs. Open houses are free. Suggested admission to all other events: $5 members; $10 non-members.

Our Spring and Fall Broadside Reading Series brings together well known and emerging poets for public readings. Each night in the series is commemorated with the publishing of two letterpress printed broadsides (one for each poet that presents their work). All attendees who make the suggested donation get to take home their choice of one of that evening’s broadsides. Broadsides from previous readings are available for purchase at the Center and online below.

Oct 16
Reading: Miriam Bird Greenberg, Ayokunle Falomo and Trinity Tibe
Center For Book Arts Inc - 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Oct 24
Walt Whitman’s Words: A Roundtable Discussion
Center For Book Arts Inc - 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Nov 04
Workshop on Whitman’s Letterpress Printing Techniques: November 4. 6:30pm
Center For Book Arts Inc - 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Nov 06
Collecting Artist Books in the US and Europe: Consequences for the Art
Center For Book Arts Inc - 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Nov 07
Artist Talk with 2019 Faculty Fellow: Clarissa Sligh
Center For Book Arts Inc - 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Nov 14
Broadside Reading Series: Joseph Legaspi & Pichchenda Bao
Center For Book Arts Inc - 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Nov 18
Book Talk: Featuring Maymanah Farhat
Center For Book Arts Inc - 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Nov 21
Broadside Reading Series: Yanyi & Gina Apostol
Center For Book Arts Inc - 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Dec 05
Featured Artist Talk: Lydia Rubio
Center For Book Arts Inc - 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Dec 12
Whitman, Photography: Then and Now
Center For Book Arts Inc - 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001