Preserving American Bookbinding Since 1632

The American Bookbinders Museum, located in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district, is dedicated to showcasing bookbinding’s history, craft, and practice. Tours are conducted daily at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Visit today!

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About the Museum

The American Bookbinders Museum is the only museum of its kind in North America, celebrating and exploring the culture and tools of bookbinding, from its earliest forms to the changes and innovations of the industrial revolution. In addition to the craft and artistry of binding, we focus on the stories of the men, women, and children who worked in binderies.

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