Poetry + Press, A Celebration of National Poetry Month

Come celebrate National Poetry Month and the vibrant confluence of poetry and letterpress printing.The event features a “flash talk” by UCLA Professor Johanna Drucker on visual poetry and typographic invention. This brief lecture will be followed by a reading from the new anthology Angle of Reflection, featuring the work of 10 prize-winning, widely published Los Angeles poets, some of whom have been workshopping together for 20 years. Following the reading, Drucker and letterpress printer Sue Kaplan will lead audience members in setting type and printing a broadside using words gleaned from the poetry reading. Each audience member who participates in...

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Print a CicLAvia keepsake at BookArtsLA! March 26 from 11 am to 2 pm.

On March 26, Culver City, Mar Vista, and Venice will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space. Bike, Walk or Drive to BookArtsLA to make a unique keepsake for CicLAvia.   From 11 am to 2 pm BookArtsLA will be taking over our corner, by bringing our vintage Letterpress printing press and type to the streets (or more accurately, to the sidewalk)! Roll, walk or bike over to our studio where we'll be printing letterpress cards. This will be a...

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BookArtsLA Outreach

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Our outreach efforts strive to introduce the public to the broad range of artwork that goes into a book and we also encourage the public to make a book.

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More about the Artists Participating in our Holiday Sale, Nov 26 from 10 am to 5 pm

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Join us for some Holiday Cheer and Inspiration at our 3rd Annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, November 26 from 10 am to 5 pm!

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Second Annual Open House and Celebration of Dia de los Muertos - Oct 30 from 12 to 4pm

On Sunday afternoon, October 30 join BookArtsLA as we celebrate some of our favorite things.

We’ll open our studio and our wonderful board members will lead you through hand papermaking, binding your own book, and printing while we celebrate our community.

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