25th Anniversary of Book Arts

In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Book Arts at the Virginia Center for the Book, member artist Kristin Keimu Adolfson was commissioned to create a commemorative print honoring our quarter-century in the practice of the art and craft of bookmaking.


Josef Beery Introduces the Franklin Press at UVA Special Collections

A Book Arts’ Online PresentationSunday, May 2, 2021, at 2:00 PM For three-and-a-half centuries everything printed in the West was produced on a simple press of a common design. The …

Artwork for “Essay in Architecture” by Kiki Petrosino — Wood Engraving by Laura PharisNews


A call went out from the Virginia Center for the Book in April of 2020, during the early horrors of COVID-19 and before a new tide of protest against racial …


2021 Book Arts Annual Member’s Project

During our February 10 Annual Meeting, we began discussing various possibilities for our 2021 Member’s Project.You’re most welcome to join the conversation in the comment’s section below Capturing the discussion, …

Our Work

Did you know that the Virginia Center for the Book offers reading recommendations, workshops on bookmaking and letterpress, literacy resources across the Commonwealth, and virtual events throughout the year?