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

SF Zine Fest: Thinking Captions Reading
Thursday, September 1, 2016, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
San Francisco Correspondence Co-op
Sunday, September 18, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic A
Donald Knuth
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Current Exhibits

Hand Bookbinders of California
Through Saturday, September 3, 2016
Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area
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