The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field.


in the gallery

Once Upon A Time, There Was the End
April 18, 2014 - June 28, 2014

Featured Artist Project: Diane Stemper-Sample Close at Hand
April 18, 2014 - June 28, 2014

2013 Workspace Artists-in-Residence
April 18, 2014 - June 28, 2014

upcoming events

Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception
Friday, April 18th , 6-8pm
free to the public

Spring 2014 Center Broadsides Reading Series
Friday, April 25th , 6:30pm
$10 suggested donation/ $5 CBA members

Friday, May 9th , 6:30pm
$10 suggested donation/ $5 members

Spring 2014 Center Broadsides Reading Series
Friday, May 16th , 6:30pm
$10 suggested donation/ $5 CBA members

Printing Poetry
Saturday, May 17th , 10-5


of note

Thank You all who made our Annual Benefit & Auction on April 4, 2014 a great success! See pictures of the event on our Flickr page.

A special thank you to this year's corporate sponsors of the Benefit:
Legion Paper Corp.
Neenah Paper Inc.
Rose Tech Ventures
Canson Inc.
Mohawk Paper
Delaware Phoenix Distillery

Click here to see a full list of donors to the Center.

Winter Newsletter
Click here to read our Winter 2014 Newsletter.

We will be closed from Saturday, May 24 to Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day weekend. Click here for details regarding all the days the Center will be closed to the public this year.

Capital Campaign: Visit our exhibitions, printshop, and bindery, and enjoy the comfort of our new HVAC system! Click here for a list of all those who contributed to our HVAC campaign. Help us complete renovations to our space by making a contribution to our Capital Campaign.


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A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor. New York, NY 10001