Block Night Continues… This Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 5:30 PM

Block Night will return this Wednesday, February 1, 5:30 PM at the Center


Book Arts Members’ Meeting: Rescheduled to Wednesday, November 30 @ 5:00 PM

Meeting Agenda VIRGINIA CENTER FOR THE BOOKMembers MeetingWednesday, November 30 – 5:00 to 6:00 PM(a Zoom link will be posted via BkArts Members Mail) Our COVID Vaccination and Masking Policy …


Holiday Card Class 2022 – An Introduction to Letterpress

Join us for an introduction to letterpress as you make 15 simple holiday greeting cards from our movable type. Come with an idea for no more than 20 words, look through our dingbats, or select a preprinted image to create your design.


Perfect Binding: publishing, politics, & creative practice

Perfect Binding: publishing, politics, & creative practice  A POETRY READING & CONVERSATIONSponsored by UVA Arts Council  Friday // November 11th // 6 PM Virginia Center for the Book @ the Jefferson School  Nicole Cecilia Delgado of La …


Bidding is NOW OPEN for our 2022 Edition of the Raucous Auction

Virginia Center for the Book’s Raucous Auction:  We’ll gather on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 6:00-7:15 in Virginia Humanities’ Lemon Lounge (946 Grady Avenue, Suite 100/Charlottesville). Items are available for online bidding RIGHT …


Wayzgoose and .918 Day Celebration

Members, friends, and those interested in our work are invited to our Wayzgoose celebration on the afternoon of Sunday, September 18, 2022 (1-4 PM). This year, our annual gathering will coincide with another “printer’s holiday” Type-High Day (the height of American & British type is .918 inches).


Stiff Leaf Binding with Jane Freeman

Stiff leaf binding is a rigid no-sew bookbinding method in which folded sheets of paper are glued back-to-back to form a satisfyingly solid little book. Think children’s board books!This binding …


Josef Beery Demonstrates the Book Beetle

The BookBeetle will join the Print-O-Rama exhibition to be held at the Smithsonian Museum of American History (1200 Constitution Avenue, NW) on Thursday, 11 August.  As part of the exhibition, …


Book Arts Membership – July 2022 through June 2023

Virginia Center for the Book, a program of Virginia Humanities, hosts a community of member artists exploring books, paper, and printmaking through a hands-on studio located in Charlottesville’s Jefferson School. Our book arts program engages in arts & humanities projects with a community-access approach and provides equipment and training resources for individual artists to perfect their skills and practice their craft.


Letterpress Core Skills: Summer Session 2022

This summer our multi-session, signature typesetting, and press usage class will feature broadsides and printed ephemera. Participants of all skill levels are welcome*UVa Education Benefit Eligible** Explore the art and craft …


Three Ways to Make Bookcloth

We will take different cloth materials and thru three different processes make them suitable to use as book cloth for bookbinding and box making.Demonstrations will be presented and then participants …

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