Tucked away from the city’s flurry, down a quiet stretch of Clementina Street, the American Bookbinders Museum brims with secrets, textures, and insights from the ages-old craft of bookmaking.
Inside, a new exhibition titillates book nuts old and young—Making Their Mark: Decorating and Finishing. Let your soul and spirit fly on the wings of the audio tour guide’s soothing tones and delve deep into the ins and outs of the bookbinding world’s Finishers. The big boys on campus, if you will. Those artisans for whom “judging a book by its cover” was bread and butter. The dudes who decorated.
Covers talk, and readers walk.
This exhibit reveals that muscle behind the magic of beautiful bookbinding.
Book it on over to this esoteric delight at 355 Clementina Street to catch this showstopper before it closes on May 28. Admission ranges from $0–$15, depending on age; click here for more ticketing information. The museum is open Wednesday–Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Reach the museum during their hours of operation at 415.824.9754, or by email at [email protected].