American Bookbinders Museum provides information about the history of bookbinding, exhibits the machinery of the craft, and explains the "binding process," the most important step needed to complete a book. You can join a guided tour or enjoy a self-guided experience to see the museum's vintage bookbinding machinery. Check the website for details about how to purchase tickets and gather all the other practical information you'll need. Work out when and for how long to visit American Bookbinders Museum and other San Francisco attractions using our handy San Francisco road trip planning website.
American Bookbinders Museum Reviews
The docent tour is fabulously interesting for anyone interested in craftsmanship, social history, books, engineering, the industrial revolution, and economics. Due to my work experiences, I probably..... more »
For anyone who loves books--the physical objects--this museum is a must. Our group booked a guided tour, which was really more of a fascinating lecture. The talented docent (Madeleine) was... more »
this is a fantastically interesting jewel. It is truly astounding to walk in a place like this and find one of the most important parts of our culture which is the preservation of knowledge. It is truly eye opening to witness the detail of work in culture.
Great educational spot for book lovers. Hosts some cool events like SF in SF with Terry Bisson.
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