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The Masked Ball – Return of the Raucous Auction Live Event Nov. 4!

Friends, we are happy to celebrate an in-person return of our annual Raucous Auction–The Masked Ball–on November 4th at 5:30 PM! Our month-long, 25th anniversary-inspired exhibition will culminate in a live event, held in the Lemon Lounge of Virginia Humanities’ new HQ!

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Virginia Center for the Book: Annual Wayzgoose Celebration – Sunday, August 8, 2021

A Gathering for Members & Friends of the VCB Book Arts Program What’s a wayzgoose?A print shop holiday! Back in the day (17thc. England), master printers gave a feast or other “entertainment” for their …

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Book Arts Workshop: Squash Blossom Box with Ginna Cullen

During this one-day class, participants will learn how to make a Squash Blossom Box.  The box has 5 sides plus a lid and is a great way to use smaller …

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Bookbinding Core Skills: Fall Session 2021

This four-part Bookbinding Core Series prepares participants to undertake a wide range of projects and additional classes in intermediate and advanced bookbinding techniques and book structures.

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Saturday Bookbinding Workshop: the Victorian Puzzle Purse

Make a Special Valentine: the Victorian Puzzle Purse    Saturday, February 8, 2020 (Noon – 3~4 PM) Make a folded case for your special message of love or friendship. The …

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Saturday Bookbinding Workshop: Secret Belgian Binding

Secret Belgian Binding (Criss-Cross Binding) Saturday, October 12, 2019 (12 Noon-4:00 PM) Note: This Workshop is Fully Subscribed The registration page will allow you to join our waitlist for a …

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Book Arts: Limp Vellum Binding

Limp Vellum Binding Two Main Sessions Saturday and Sunday, February 23 & 24, 2019 (10 AM to 5:00 PM) (Optional Book Block Assembly Session: Friday 02/22) Limp vellum bindings were …

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2nd Saturday Bookbinding Workshop: “Earth Day” Books

“Earth Day” Books (made from all-recycled materials) Saturday, April 13, 2019  (12:00 Noon-3:00 PM) Join us for an afternoon of making books wholly with recycled materials.  Collect and bring a …

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Bookbinding Workshop: Slipcase Construction (June 6, 2019)

Interested in constructing a beautiful slipcase to “house” a favorite book or set of books? Participants in this class will build one slipcase in class and learn to adapt the …

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Book Arts: Build a Book…from the Inside Out

In this process-based 4-session course, we will explore a range of simple folded and bound structures as we experiment with written and visual content, including letterpress printing with wood type. …

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