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’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.*
The Center for Book Arts is housed in a 5,000 sq. foot loft space in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, conveniently located near public transit.
Our central gallery spaces feature rotating exhibitions that present artists’ books and the book arts as a contemporary art medium.
The Center’s studio equipment and facilities include a complete letterpress print shop with five Vandercook proof presses, two treadle presses, a 19th century Washington hand press and several platen presses, a composing room with many cabinets of foundry type, a 36” guillotine paper cutter, and all accessory equipment.
The bindery includes nipping presses, standing presses, two board shears, 3-ton Kensol hot stamping presses, several Kwikprint hot stamping presses, lying presses, backing presses, and many hand tools.
On site is a reference library of materials on book arts, typography, printmaking, artist books and related topics. The Center’s fine art collection is available by appointment and contains over 2000 artist’s books in addition to book art objects and prints. Both collections are searchable in our online catalog. Email email@example.com to schedule a viewing .
The Center is closed to the public on these dates
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Memorial Day Weekend
Fourth of July
Labor Day Weekend
2019-2020 Winter Holiday
December 23, 2019- January 4, 2020
The Center is open to the public but will not hold classes on these dates