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

SHELF LIFE—Tastes Like War with Grace M. Cho

Grace M. Cho discusses her latest book, Tastes Like War, which was a nonfiction finalist for the 2021 National Book Award. Part memoir, part sociological investigation, Tastes Like War offers …

May 26, 2022 | 12PM – 12:45PM | Online

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