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!


The 2021 Raucous Auction Now Online Oct.4 – Nov.4

Friends, please join us merrily–verily or virtually–for the 25th anniversary of the book arts in Virginia! Virginia Center for the Book is celebrating with a special Raucous Auction this year–the Masked Ball–a limited ticket event which you can attend on Thursday, November 4 from 5:30-7PM…or participate in a live online silent auction at any time during the month of October in the runup to the auction.


This Sunday, September 5 (2-5 PM) – UNAPOLOGETIC Drop-in Session

Women and female-identifying individuals are invited to drop in at the Center and lend their voices to UNAPOLOGETIC in an activity that will take about 10 minutes.A selection of participant …


Sunday, September 12 (5:00 PM) – UNAPOLOGETIC Residency Wrap-up Presentation

The artists will present and discuss their weeklong work at the Center as well as some of their previous collaborations. There is no fee for this presentation, but registration is …


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 …


Book Arts Workshop: Sewn Board Binding with Jane Freeman

Sewn Board Binding is an elegant and contemporary method of binding a book that features a flexible cover, unattached spine, and completely flat book opening.  Constructed with little adhesive and …


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 …


Letterpress Core Skills: Fall Session 2021

Four Classes on Two Consecutive Weekends November 13 & 14 and 20 & 21 (10 AM – 4 PM) UVa Education Benefit Eligible** Participants of all skill levels welcome* This …


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.


Book Arts receives Jefferson Trust Flash Grant

We are honored to have received a Jefferson Trust flash grants to support Book Arts at the Virginia Center for the Book. The Jefferson Trust makes grants to innovative ideas …

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