The artist book "Catch of the Day" by Bettina Pauly. A flag book with hand-stamped fish lies open on an off-white background, next to the sardine tin in which it is housed.

HBC50: The Hand Bookbinders of California 50th Annual Members' Exhibition

17 Septiembre 2022 - 08 Enero 2023
Skylight Gallery - 6th Floor
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Estados Unidos

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The Hand Bookbinders of California is pleased to present HBC 50, their 50th annual members' exhibition of fine bindings, artists books and boxes at the Skylight Gallery of the San Francisco Public Library. This exhibition showcases the wide-ranging talents of members from historic models to original content. There are books bound in wood, paper and leather. There are also 17 binding interpretations of the book Lowlands Away by Adrian Henri.  

For 50 years the Hand Bookbinders of California has sought to maintain the Bay Area tradition of fine binding, promote the public appreciation of fine books made by hand and encourage the exchange of ideas and techniques related to book arts. 


Related programs:

  • Skylight Gallery Walk-Through, led by Exhibition Coordinator Beth Redmond: Sunday, November 6, 2:00 p.m.
  • Zoom Presentation featuring “Lowlands Away” bookbinders: Wednesday, November 16, 5:00 p.m.


Pictured: Bettina Pauly, Catch of the Day, 2022.

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