Join us on October 27th for this year’s edition of our Raucous Auction

Save the date for this year’s edition of our Raucous Auction the Book Bash We’ll gather on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 6:00 in Virginia Humanities’ Lemon Lounge. In addition …

October 27, 2022 | 6PM – 7:30PM | Virginia Humanties - 946 Grady Ave. Ste. 100 Charlottesville, VA 22903

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).

September 18, 2022 | 1PM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903

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 …

August 28, 2022 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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, …

August 11, 2022 | 1PM – 2PM | Smithsonian Museum of American History, Washington DC

Route 1 Reads

Need some summer reading suggestions? Route 1 Reads is a road trip-inspired reading list from state Centers for the Book along Route 1, which runs from Ft. Kent, Maine, to Key West, Florida.


Book Arts Membership – July 2022 through June 2023

We are now offering multiple levels of Book Arts membership • Book Arts Membership – $50/yr (The Book Arts Enthusiast)• Book Arts Family Membership – $75/yr• Studio Membership – $120/yr …


Journal Memory Book Workshop w/Lana Lambert

Create your own custom photo album or memory book while also learning good bookbinding techniques to preserve and present your mementos.

September 17, 2022 | 10AM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903

Two-Needle Coptic Bookbinding

Coptic binding is the oldest form of a book (a “codex”)  in Western culture.  In its modern form, it has a hardcover and an open spine that reveals decorative binding stitching.

June 25, 2022 | 9:45AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville

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** REGISTER HERE Explore the art …

August 22–25, 2022 | 10AM – 4PM | Charlottesville

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 …

May 14, 2022 | 11AM – 12:30PM | JMRL Central Library, Charlottesville

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 …

May 17, 2022 | 6:30PM – 8PM | Richmond & Virtual