Inscriptions at the Old Public Library of San Francisco
Co-published by San Francisco Public Library and The Book Club of California, honoring the Old Main Library and its lapidary inscriptions. Inspired by the events surrounding the Library’s conversion into the Asian Art Museum, this photographic history captures a moment in time that might otherwise have been lost. Designed and edited by Jack Stauffacher, proprietor of the legendary Greenwood Press of San Francisco, the book features photographs by Dennis Letbetter, and essays by historian Gray Brechin, noted British stone cutter and type designer Michael Harvey, and influential type designer Sumner Stone. The book is printed in an edition of 1,000 copies; 80 pages, with 68 duotone photographs. The price is $55.00, plus applicable California sales tax. Print order form here. Also available from the Book Arts & Special Collections Center and at the Book Bay at the Main Library, Civic Center (at the Grove Street entrance).