Book Arts & Special Collections

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The Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center houses major collections on printing history, calligraphy and lettering, wit and humor, little maga/zines, early children’s books, and several smaller collections . The Center sponsors a variety of exhibitions and programs on a regular basis.

Guidelines for Using the Collection


Research Resources

More About the Collections

Upcoming Events

San Francisco Correspondence Co-Op
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Main Library, Stong Room - Floor 1
Celebrating Letterpress, Valentines, & the PPIE
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Main Library, San Francisco History Center

Current Exhibits

Celebrating 50 Years: 1964-2014
Through Saturday, January 31, 2015
Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area
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