Annual Members’ Project Meeting: Rivanna Reconnaissance

Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 2:00 PM We’ve heard some really great ideas so far for our Annual 2023 Members Project, Rivanna Reconnaissance. We’ll be meeting at the Virginia Center for the Book at 2:00 PM Sunday afternoon on May 21st to discuss our concepts! 

May 21, 2023 | 2PM – 3AM | Virginia Center for the Book - Charlottesville, VA 22903

Introducing Book Art: Where Structure and Content Converge

Explore a range of simple folded and bound structures in this introductory book art workshop. We will consider the relationship between subject and form and experiment with visual and written content.

July 8–9, 2023 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School City Center, Charlottesville, Virginia

This Saturday!.. We’re Printing at JMRL’s How-To Festival

Our Book Arts team will demonstrate small press printing at this annual library event. We’re bringing over to the library a few of our more portable presses for this three-hour session.

May 6, 2023 | 10AM – 1PM | JMRL Central Library, 201 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

2023 Annual Members Project Rivanna Reconnaissance

As a result of profound climate change, newly revealed archaeological and paleontological finds are surfacing along the banks of the Rivanna River. We are creating a scientific field journal cataloging these incidences in a fictional case study. Lost treasures unearthed, lost landscapes exposed, lost life forms revealed or revived, lost memories recovered – we are moved by these unexpected finds. Our fictional field journal will contain many examples of these newly uncovered discoveries.


The House Is On Fire

Rachel Beanland, award-winning Richmond novelist will have a conversation about her soon-to-be-published new novel, The House is On Fire, with Roanoke author Heath Hardage Lee (The League of Wives). The …

April 13, 2023 | 7PM | Roanoke

2023 Festival of the Book: Demonstrating the Art & Craft of Bookmaking

In conjunction with the 2023 Festival of the Book, our Book Arts members offered public demonstrations at the Center for the Book and the Omni Hotel. On Friday, March 24, …


Book Arts Annual Meeting & 2023 Members’ Project Reveal

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, April 16, 2022, at 2:00 PM for our Annual Members’ Meeting. We invite our Book Arts members, friends, and all those curious about our center’s offerings to attend.

April 16, 2023 | 2PM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA

Bookbinding Core Skills: 2023 Intensive 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.

July 20–23, 2023 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book – Charlottesville VA

A Constellation of Blackness – A lecture by Veronica Jackson

A Constellation of Blackness: Rendering Invisibility, Hypervisibility, Devaluation, and Triumph A lecture by Book Arts Member Veronica Jackson Tuesday, March 21 @ 6:30pm

March 21, 2023 | 6:30PM | Main Theater, V. Earl Dickinson Building, PVCC, Charlottesville

Bound Visions a Book Arts Festival Preview Event in Staunton, VA

Meet some of the artists of Bound Visions: Art Books by Women Artists, an exhibition of artists’ books by nine contemporary women artists during a special presentation.

March 19, 2023 | 3PM – 4PM | The Beverley Street Studio School Gallery - Staunton, Virginia

A Reading and Conversation with Danielle Dutton

Perfect Binding publishing, politics, prose a reading & conversation with Danielle Dutton Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 6 PM  Virginia Center for the Book

April 4, 2023 | 6PM | Virginia Center for the Book - Charlottesville, VA

Bound Visions: Art Books by Women Artists

Bound Visions is an exhibition of artists’ books by nine contemporary women artists, many of whom are Center members and friends.

March 3 – April 23, 2023 | Staunton