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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


November Workshop

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Printappreciation FUNdraiser 
Book Arts Program Staff

November 7 
Saturday, 9:00–5:00
Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, Level 4

Come help the Book Arts Program staff and volunteers celebrate letterpress printing! The Program designs the cards, does the make-ready, and supplies the blank cards and envelopes. The public is invited to drop in and print as many cards as time or wallet allow at $5/card or 3 cards for $10.

For more information: or 801-585-9191 


Studio Hours

Summer Session 2 (6/22–8/7)

  • Monday: 10:00–9:00
  • Tuesday: 10:00–9:00
  • Wednesday: CLOSED
  • Thursday: 10:00–5:00
  • Friday: 10:00–5:00
  • Saturday: 10:00–5:00
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Related Links

Rare Books

Red Butte Press

Special Collections

 Last Modified 9/29/15