San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street
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San Francisco Center for the BookIf you're a book lover, you'll be intrigued and delighted by this rare space dedicated entirely to the appreciation and teaching of the art of traditional bookmaking. The first center of its kind on the West Coast, San Francisco Center for the Book opened in 1996 as a home and community press for Bay Area book artists. Today you'll find a roster of more than 300 hands-on classes in letterpress art, bookbinding, restoration, calligraphy, papermaking, and much more. Looking for a cool thing to do with the kids? Check out the Lego letterpress printing class for parents and children. A variety of exhibits, retrospectives, and events are held throughout the year, too, and all are open to the public.