Virginia Center
for the Book

Uniting communities of readers, writers, artists, and book lovers through year-round programs and partnership initiatives


Annual Members’ 2nd Project Meeting: Rivanna Reconnaissance

June 11, 2023 2PM – 3:30PM

Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 2:00 PM We’ve heard some really great ideas so far for our Annual 2023 Members Project, Rivanna Reconnaissance. We’ll hold our 2nd meeting at the Virginia Center for the Book at 2:00 PM Sunday afternoon on May 21st to discuss our concepts! 


Block Night continues this week at the Center

May 24, 2023 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Block Night continues Wednesday, May 24, 5:30 PM at the Center. Anyone interested in the art and/or craft of book/printmaking is welcome to attend.


Jo Piazza & Christine Pride

June 13, 2023 7PM – 8PM

Join the Bluebird & Co. and the Virginia Center for the Book as we celebrate the release of Jo Piazza & Christine Pride’s new novel You Were Always Mine. The …


Introducing Book Art: Where Structure and Content Converge

July 8–9, 2023 10AM – 4PM

Explore a range of simple folded and bound structures in this introductory book art workshop. We will consider the relationship between subject and form and experiment with visual and written content.


Letterpress Core Skills: 2023 Summer Session

August 26–29, 2023 10AM – 4PM

This summer our multi-session, signature typesetting, and press usage class will feature the printing of broadsides, cards, and ephemera. Explore the art and craft of typesetting and letterpress printing in the Center’s Pressroom which features Vandercook cylinder letterpresses and the largest publicly accessible collection of movable type in the mid-Atlantic region.

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Did you know that the Virginia Center for the Book offers reading recommendations, workshops on bookmaking and letterpress, literacy resources across the Commonwealth, and virtual events throughout the year?

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