The Center is embracing redefining and challenging ourselves as we champion book art, artists, and enthusiasts. We ask for your support for this vital work by donating or becoming a member today.

It is the generous funding from bookish friends like you that keeps our letterpresses oiled and whirring, ensures our readings and public programs are available and affordable to all, and turns the lights on in the office for our dedicated staff. 


The book arts are a powerful bridge among communities. This year, we present varied exhibitions tied together by the theme of sanctuary; affirming the Center as a site for artists and audiences of all cultures to share narratives, generate new ideas, and build creative communities. At the Center, our members are a big part of our community. They enjoy readings, lectures, exhibitions, performances, studio access, and the satisfaction of being a part the book community. Be a champion of The Center for Book Arts by becoming a member today!

Associate Level Members- $60
For $5 per month, Associate Members receive quarterly course catalogs in the mail, invitations to opening receptions at the Center; 5% off on the Center’s courses; discounted studio rates ($400 monthly/$15 hourly)!

Friend Level Members- $120
Become a Friend of CBA for $10 per month and you will also be invited to private tours of new exhibitions prior to opening and 10% off items in our bookshop.

Patron Level Members- $300
In addition to the above, Patrons receive a special gift printed at the Center’s Jane Mead Timken Printshop.

Supporter Level Members- $600
By supporting the Center with a $50 per month donation you will also receive a one year subscription the Center’s exhibition catalogues.

Sustainer Level Members- $1200
Sustaining members make a difference by contributing $100 per month. Receive all the above member benefits, a letterpress printed broadside, and the satisfaction that you are making a difference.

Benefactor Level Membership- $2700
Benefactors receive the above and a handmade portfolio containing the complete set of limited edition broadsides from the Center Broadsides Reading Series, letterpress printed at the Center and signed by each author.

Master Benefactor Members- $5000
Receive the above and a limited edition print by one of the Center’s Workspace Artists-in-Residence

(student memberships and institutional memberships are available by calling or emailing the Canter at


As the first non-profit arts organization of its kind, we are extremely proud of the impact that the Center for Book Arts has on the lives of artists, writers, students, and art lovers of all kinds. Your donation to the Center will strengthen our courses, exhibitions, readings, presentations, and opportunities for visual and literary artists. We do not charge for exhibitions and we attempt to keep our classes affordable. Your contribution to the Center is an investment in the next generation of book arts practitioners and a commitment to keep book arts available and affordable. Make your gift to the Center for Book Arts today!

The Center for Book Arts is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding for the Center for Book Arts Visual Arts and Literary programs is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.

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