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Book Arts Program

The covers of a book enclose worlds constructed of text and image. To open a book is to expose the intimate details of story, experience and idea. Part of the J. Willard Marriott Library since 1995, the Book Arts Program champions wide-ranging explorations of the book. In our fully equipped studio, bookbinders, printers, and book artists utilize type, letterpress, photo engravings and bookbinding equipment as they combine traditional techniques with modern aesthetics and technology.

The Book Arts Program promotes involvement with the art of the book by facilitating:

  • Academic designations of Minor and Certificate in Book Arts and MFA in Creative Writing & Book Arts which are supported by classes exploring letterpress printing, bookbinding, artists' books, and typography
  • Community Programming for adults and the K-12 community of learners and educators
  • Exhibitions that celebrate and explore both the traditional and innovative arts of the book
  • Studio access for those who have completed foundation courses


Upcoming Event!

Image of a marbled paper by Pam Smith

Print Appreciation Drop-in Session!
November 11, 1:00PM-8:00PM
J. Willard Marriott Library, Book Arts Studio

Studio Hours

Fall Semester

  • Monday: 10am – 9pm
  • Tuesday: 10am – 2pm / 5pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 9pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 2pm / 5pm – 9pm
  • Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Click here for complete hours including studio closures and holidays.

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 Last Modified 10/12/16