Virginia Center
for the Book

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


Our Next Block Night is on Wednesday, March 06, 2024

March 6, 2024 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Join us for Block Night on Wednesday, March 06 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.


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

This Event Has Been Cancelled! With much regret, we have decided to cancel our Ides of March event scheduled for March 15. We haven’t been able to garner the enthusiasm or numbers needed to make it practical.


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.


Create a Zine Workshop

March 16, 2024 11AM – 4PM

Explore the creation of zines from concept through layout and imposition to digital production. We’ll start our zine exploration with a look at the Center’s publication “Where I’m From” as a basis for a single-sheet zine fold. Moving on, we’ll look at more complex forms of zine design and their production.


Japanese Wood Block w/Lana Lambert

April 6–7, 2024 10AM – 4PM

Learn the secrets of printing from the Floating World. 木版画, Moku hanga is the Japanese practice of woodblock printing that was adopted and mastered during the Edo period. Students will be immersed in the world of this amazing process while carving and printing their own practice image of a Taiyaki or baked sea bream cake.

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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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