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Hand Bookbinders of California

April 10 – May 22, 2008

The Hand Bookbinders of California celebrated their 35th anniversary with an exhibition of members’ hand-bound books in the lobby of the Oviatt Library. The show featured the work of professional bookbinders, as well as amateurs and students of the art and craft of hand bookbinding. Examples from finely gold-tooled leather bindings to avant-garde artist’s books, and innovative designs that range from the traditional to the unexpected were on display.

The Hand Bookbinders of California was formed in 1972 in order to create a forum where people practicing and interested in the book arts could exchange information and promote their interests. Membership is open in HBC is open to anyone with an interest in books and bookbinding. More information about the organization is available on their web page, http://www.handbookbinders.org.