Make a Book, Open Happiness

ABAC opened its doors to all book lovers in Austin and central Texas in September of 2015. In its inaugural year, ABAC has:

  • Offered over 80 workshops in letterpress printing, bookbinding, paper arts, book history and design, and various arts of the book.
  • Developed children’s programming in the arts of the book, including a Summer 2017 Book Arts Camp.
  • Provided access to traditional tools and equipment through the Open Studio program.

All of this with an all-volunteer staff! Income from workshops only partially covers overhead and payments to instructors. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on charitable giving to bridge the gap.

We know there are many worthy causes for end-of-the-year giving. We ask that you show your support of books by contributing to the Austin Book Arts Center 2016 Annual Fund.


You can make a contribution in any amount, large or small, by clicking here:


Notice to donors: Austin Book Arts Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extant allowed by law.