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
Ring in the New Year by learning something new! The Austin Book Arts Center Board of Directors invites the public to a Winter Open House on Saturday, January 16, 12pm-8pm. Attendees will learn about the Spring 2016 schedule of workshops, including letterpress printing, bookbinding, book repair, and paper arts. Attendees may print their own bookmark … Continue reading Winter Open House
Looking for a gift idea for the holidays? Austin Book Arts Center has gift certificates for classes and studio time. Click here for more information.
In celebration of our inaugural season, the ABAC Board of Directors invites you to an Open House on Saturday, September 12, 10am-5pm. Join us for bookbinding and letterpress demonstrations and register to win door prizes. Learn about the fall schedule of workshops and print your own bookmark! Drop by anytime 10am-5pm. Admission is free. Stay … Continue reading Open House on September 12!
People have been meeting to create books under the auspices of Austin Book Workers since 1986. The ABW group met in schools, libraries, businesses and homes. From 1990 – 2013 a free book arts fair was held annually; for the first two years at Murchison Middle School, thereafter at Laguna Gloria Art School. Rollin Polk … Continue reading Austin Book Arts People finally have a home