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.

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Upcoming Events

What’s The Use of Fonts In Use?
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
“Whose Font Is It, Anyway?” ...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
San Francisco Correspondence Co-op
Sunday, October 23, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

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Current Exhibits

Liber Mundi International Zine Project Exhibition
Through Thursday, October 27, 2016
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
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