The American Bookbinders Museum is currently seeking an Executive Director with a strong book history background to provide dynamic and visionary leadership. Please read the full job description here.

Welcome!  We are currently open by appointment only.  Please contact us with questions or to book a private tour.

We are up to something special!  Take a quick look to learn more from our Founder, Tim James.

In late 2013 we moved into our permanent home at 856 Folsom St.  We are thrilled and are working hard on the building in order to open to the public in late 2014.

Our facility will include spacious exhibit space to view and operate the full collection of 18th and 19th Century Bookbinding equipment.  Our library and archive collections are currently being cataloged and will have permanent and proper homes in the remodeled facility.  We are also working on our plan for digitizing the collection to enable access globally.

We look forward to engaging with you more throughout the year.  Please check back here for updates and for a grand opening date to come!  Or connect with us and we will send you updates, information on events and our newsletter.


Contact Us












American Bookbinders Museum
856 Folsom Street
San Francisco California 94107
Phone: (415) 824-9754
Email: info [at] bookbindersmuseum.org