A collage of hand bookbinding tools on a stark white background.

HBC52: The Hand Bookbinders of California 52nd Annual Members’ Exhibition

01 June - 18 August 2024
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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The Hand Bookbinders of California is pleased to present HBC52, their 52nd annual members' exhibition of fine bindings, artist books and boxes at the Skylight Gallery of the San Francisco Public Library June 1–August 18, 2024.

Founded in 1972 by a dozen amateur and professional bookbinders the organization now has over 150 members and embraces all aspects of book arts.  The 52nd annual members' exhibition showcases the wide-ranging talents of members from historical models to original content, with books bound in wood, paper and leather. 

For 52 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.

Opening reception Sunday, June 9, 2–4p.m. 

Gallery Walk Through Sunday, July 21, 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Learn from world-class designers, artists and experts in their fields.