Virginia Center
for the Book

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


Ides of March – Virginia Center for the Book – Book Arts Salon

March 15, 2024 7PM

Make way for Book Arts’ Spring Bacchanalia on March 15, 2024. Come in Costume! –Dress up as a notable person or fictional character from Greek or Roman classical literature, mythology, history, philosophy, or the arts. – Togas, tunics, laurel crowns—whatever “suits” your character. We’ll chat, laugh, drink, nosh, and Guess Who’s Who.


Our Next Block Night is on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

February 21, 2024 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Join us for Block Night on Wednesday, February 21 at 5:30 PM at the Center. Membership is not necessary for Block Night! Everyone interested in the arts and crafts of book/printmaking are welcome to attend.


2024 Annual Members’ Project – Project Pitch

We’re excited by the new possibilities for our 2024 Annual Members’ Project. Over the past couple of years, we’ve started the development process off by having our membership suggest what we might do for our project. So if you have an awesome cool concept you’d like the membership to consider for our next project? We’ll be collecting pitches from now through the first week in March.


Introduction to Linocut w/Lana Lambert

February 23–24, 2024 10AM – 5PM

Gateway drug to the world of printmaking, linocut offers an accessible entry point for the novice and yet, can still be manipulated with great skill and depth by the old salt printer. Come and learn the potential of this workhorse material. Students will create a veritable Rosetta Stone of linocut techniques that they can keep in their studio to use as a reference as they develop their own preferred block carving style.


Paper Marbling w/Sandie Brayman (Instructed)

March 2, 2024 10AM – 4PM

This instructed one-day standalone marbling workshop will guide participants through the process of marbling successively more intricate patterns, as well as time to experiment with your own unique designs. By the end of this class, those who wish to pursue their skills will have the experience and knowledge to do so.

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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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