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.

Holiday Card Printing Party

Print your own letterpress holiday cards at the Center for Book Arts Holiday Printing Fest on Dec 10, 6:30pm.

All participants walk away with five letterpress cards and envelopes printed on our Vandercook Presses. There will be music, refreshments and holiday spirit! Letterpress printed broadsides and other unique gift ideas will be available for sale in our Book Shop.

All proceeds support the Center’s mission to empower and enable the community of printers and book artists.
RSVP HERE!

Dec 12
Whitman, Photography: Then and Now
Center For Book Arts Inc - 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Jan 16
Winter 2020 Exhibitions Opening Reception
Center For Book Arts Inc - 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Jan 30
Artist Talk with Sinan Antoon and Hadieh Shafie
Center For Book Arts Inc - 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Feb 09
Story Time and Doll Making for Kids
Center For Book Arts Inc - 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Mar 26
Artist Presentation with Warren Lehrer
Center For Book Arts Inc - 28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001

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