PCBA Book Arts and Printers’ Fair

Saturday, May 15
9:00 to 3:00 pm
Fort Mason, San Francisco

The event is free and open to the public. Come see bookbinders, printers, book artists, calligraphers, paper dealers and more at this annual event. For more information about the PCBF, see their website. Thinking of exhibiting? Download a registration form here. See a pdf of the fair poster here.

About PCBA

The Pacific Center for the Book Arts exists to provide support for the development of their members in the various fields of the book arts, including typography, printing, calligraphy, illustration, bookbinding, conservation, papermaking and printmaking; to provide social activities for the member community; to encourage the development of professional practices in the various book arts through exhibits and educational programs; to create opportunities to promote the work of their members; and to engage other activities necessary or incident to the above.

Their office is located within the San Francisco Center for the Book (www.sfcb.org), an organizational friend of PCBA’s which hosts many PCBA-sponsored events and activities.

Fine printing from California? Where can I learn more about that?

For those interested in fine printing’s Bay Area connection, the fall issue of Parenthesis (the journal of the Fine Press Book Association) will be a special California-focused issue. It will feature articles on early bookmaking, contemporary printers, a Hollywood legend turned printer, and new fine press books coming from the Golden State. Plus: A gallery of rare prints showing California’s stunning food and fine-printing connection. (We recommend you have a voluptuous Napa Pinot standing by.) Parenthesis is free to FPBA members. membership is surprisingly inexpensive. Get details here.

— Paul Razzell