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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.

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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 …

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 …

August 20, 2022 | 11:45AM – 3PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville, Virginia
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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.

August 4–5, 2022 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School City Center, Charlottesville
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