Letterpress Printing Demonstration
This coming Saturday, May 14th, we’ll be demonstrating small press (letterpress) printing at the JMRL’s Central Library as a participant in the library’s How-To Festival. Join Book Arts members Josef Beery, Lana Lambert, and Erin O’Donnell, in …
What Makes a Fact True
Virginia columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning Richmond Times-Dispatch journalist Michael Paul Williams will join Pulitzer-nominated journalist Chip Jones (Author of 2022 VCU Common Book–The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the …
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 …
Paste Paper & Stiff-leaf Binding
Paste papers are fun and decorative art papers used for a variety of paper crafts. Stiff leaf binding is a rigid no-sew method in which folded sheets of paper are glued back-to-back to form a satisfyingly solid little book.
Bookbinding Core Skills: 2022 Summer Session
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.
2022 Annual Book Arts Meeting & Potluck at the Virginia Center for the Book
2020 Book Arts Annual MeetingDate: Sunday, April 10, 2022Time: 3:00 PM Business Meeting – 4:00 PM PotluckLocation: Virginia Center for the Book We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, …
Book Arts Demo Day: Multicolor Printmaking
In anticipation of our Saints Alive members’ project, we will be demonstrating a number of approaches for making multicolored prints. As these methods of adding color to your prints are …
Slow Technology For A Frenzied Age
One of the crown jewels at Virginia Humanities, the Book Arts studio at the Virginia Center for the Book, just celebrated its twenty-fifth year. Over the course of its existence, the studio has hand-printed inventive drawings, broadsides, collaborative books, cards, woodcuts, linoleum prints, and all manner of typesetting projects; at the same time the work has helped untold numbers of people see—and feel—the power of words and imagery.
Riccio Residency Artist’s Talk with Nicole Delgado on Saturday, March 26 (4:00 PM) at Virginia Humanities
Join book artist and poet Nicole Delgado for a presentation and discussion with Center for the Book members and friends. The program will consist of: A presentation of the Artist’s …
Bilingual Poetry Reading with Nicole Delgado
Join Nicole Delgado for a bilingual poetry reading of her selected works on Thursday, March 24 (5:30 PM) at UVA’s Clark Hall 108. Nicole will be reading from the first …
Ushering in the New Normal, the Virginia Festival of the Book Goes Hybrid
The Virginia Festival of the Book has long been one of Virginia Humanities’ most popular events, so this time of year is always hectic for Center for the Book staff. Now, after two years of virtual programming due to the COVID pandemic that has for many been the worst of times, the Virginia Festival of the Book will return to in-person programming—mostly. With a selection of virtual events, the 2022 Festival of the Book is going hybrid.
Nicole Delgado Named as the Next Riccio Artist-in-Residence
The Virginia Center for the Book is pleased to announce the 2022 Frank Riccio Artist-in-Residence: Puerto Rican poet, book artist, and small-press publisher Nicole Delgado.