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Book Arts on the West Coast

A visit to The Book Club of California

By Helen Sobolik

An antique press in the BCC Club Room

An antique press in the BCC Club Room

During a recent business trip I had the pleasure of joining the SLA San Francisco Bay Region Chapter on a tour of the Book Club of California (BCC). The BCC is a non-profit membership library founded in 1912 focusing on fine printing and letterpress in San Francisco, the Bay Area, the state of California, and the western states more broadly.

Henry Snyder, the BCC Librarian, led the group on a tour and lively discussion in the Albert Sperison Library, where we had the pleasure of viewing and handling several of the magnificently bound, letterpressed, and illuminated volumes in the collection.

 

 

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