ABAC Holiday Open House Sunday, November 19th, 11am-6pm Join us for bookbinding and letterpress demonstrations. Learn about workshops and print your own bookmark, coaster, or holiday card. This event coincides with EAST events at Flatbed Press and elsewhere. We hope to see you on Sunday! Snacks and refreshments provided.
Join us for EAST! Austin Book Arts Center will be participating in the East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) along with our Flatbed neighbors. We’ll be open–come see us! We have cookies. Saturday, November 11th, 11am-8pm Sunday, November 12th, 11am-6pm Saturday, November 18th, 11am-6pm Sunday, November 19th, 11am-6pm (Holiday Open House)
Children learned how to make multi page books out of one sheet of paper in the Children’s Tent on Sunday, November 4. After they made their books, the kids could illustrate the pages. It was amazing to see the imagination and creativity the kids had as they worked on their books. Their parents learned that … Continue reading ABAC at the Texas Book Festival
Austin Book Arts Center celebrated its second year of existence on October 2, 2017, with the theme “It Takes Two to Two Step.” The event raised almost $3300! The White Horse Saloon in East Austin played host for the event, and the bar was transformed complete with decorations, cupcakes, a silent auction, and a slide … Continue reading Second Birthday Bash!
Join us Monday, October 2nd, 6:30-9:30 P.M. to celebrate the accomplishments of the Austin Book Arts Center over the last year! Master of Ceremonies–Greg Ciotti Carson McHone will perform. Eat some cake. Bind a book. Print a keepsake. Bid on items in the Silent Auction. To support our Texas neighbors affected by Hurricane Harvey, ABAC … Continue reading Second Birthday Party
Dear Folks, After working for the past 2 years, to bring the Open Set Exhibition to Austin bibliophiles, This message is disappointing; Open Set Bookbinding Exhibition will not be shown in Austin this year. The Austin show would have opened July 26, 2017. Sharon Herfurth of Austin Public Library, and ABAC staff look forward to … Continue reading Open Set Exhibition Update
Austin Book Arts Center has received a generous donation from an anonymous donor who would like to fund the tuition for one student to attend Bookbinding I. This class runs six Wednesday evenings, 6-9pm, beginning February 1, 2017. Please click here for a full CLASS DESCRIPTION. This workshop is also a pre-requisite for Book Repair … Continue reading Bookbinding I Scholarship
Holiday Open House Sunday, November 20th, 11am-6pm Join us for bookbinding and letterpress demonstrations. Learn about workshops and print your own bookmark, coaster, or holiday card. This event coincides with EAST events at Flatbed Press and elsewhere. We hope to see you on Sunday!
The Austin Book Arts Center Board of Directors is pleased to announce our successful FIRST BIRTHDAY BASH took place at the North Door on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 from 6-9pm. (Scroll down for images). Austin Book Arts Center celebrated its first year of operation with letterpress printing, tiny books, music by Ruby and the Reckless, … Continue reading First Birthday Bash
Saturday, October 1st, 10am-5pm. Come by and see our new digs! ABAC has recently expanded our existing space. We now have a fully-equipped letterpress printshop, with 3 Vandercook proof presses and a 8×12 Chandler & Price platen jobber. This will significantly increase our capacity to offer classes and to fulfill our mission. We are also … Continue reading Fall Open House