American Bookbinders Museum

American Bookbinders Museum, São Francisco

American Bookbinders Museum - São Francisco

American Bookbinders Museum - São Francisco
4.5
10:00 – 16:00
Quinta-feira
10:00 - 16:00
Sexta-feira
10:00 - 16:00
Sábado
10:00 - 16:00
Sobre
Duração recomendada
1-2 horas
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Localização
Endereço
Bairro: South Beach
Como chegar
  • Powell St • a 7 min de caminhada
  • Powell St • a 7 min de caminhada

4.5
27 avaliações
Excelente
23
Muito boa
3
Razoável
0
Ruim
0
Horrível
1

Lucille B
San Jose, Califórnia27 contribuições
fev de 2022
If you have an interest in book crafts, this is a good place to spend an hour. We didn't get a docent tour (COVID) but the exhibits were well explained with good descriptions and enlarged illustrations -- and some hands on experiences.
Feita em 13 de fevereiro de 2022
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RadioKaren
Poughkeepsie, Nova York62 contribuições
fev de 2020
Wonderful display of presses, techniques, and beautifully bound books. Also a sweet little gift shop.
Feita em 1 de março de 2020
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Joan J
Lakewood, CO45 contribuições
dez de 2019
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 know more than average about this process, but I still learned a LOT! Loved it! Great value.
Feita em 12 de dezembro de 2019
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JC-OMCA
Berkeley, California161 contribuições
ago de 2019
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 knowledgeable and articulate and kept us enthralled for almost two hours (including our many questions) with the history of books from papyrus scrolls through the Industrial Revolution to the present. We moved stools and chairs along as she demonstrated the workings of arcane machines and explained the social history of the craft of bookbinding as well as its economics, so we didn't have to stand during the tour. Really--this was a delight.
Feita em 4 de setembro de 2019
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lindaaG5654YY
San Diego, Califórnia5 contribuições
ago de 2019
The guided tour was fascinating and very informative. The guide was so knowledgebable and patient and there are vintage tools and equipment to demonstrate the history of bookbinding. I will never look at a book the same
after visiting and touring this museum. I truly appreciated visiting this charming
museum and it's staff. Thank you.
Feita em 28 de agosto de 2019
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JettaMay
California32 contribuições
jul de 2019
This is a great little museum about a little known topic. It is designed so that one can take a tour or a self-guided tour with a map that helps explain most of the machines. The interpretation for exhibits not on the map also provides good information. My friend and I were there last week, and our only disappointment was that we arrived about 5 minutes too late for the morning tour. We explained the traffic issue, but the woman at the desk just shrugged her shoulders and said we could not join a tour. Not sure why as there was no tour going on; we were the only two people in the place besides the woman at the counter. We later learned from another docent that docents take turns on the tours, leaving us to wonder why the first woman at the counter couldn't have done the tour for us, even 5 minutes later than normal. As said, there were no other people in the museum at all, no other tours. So, moral to the story: a very interesting, well-done museum, but don't be late for the tours.
Feita em 3 de agosto de 2019
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reikitraveler3
South Hadley, MA37 contribuições
ago de 2018
I found the American Bookbinders Museum on a general search for museums in San Francisco. It's a gem. The tour guide was very interested in her subject of the history of the printed word and gave us demonstrations of the various old presses that the museum has on hand. Visitors get to try their hand with at least one of them. The gift shop is small but has a great selection of books, prints, vintage post cards, and other book-related items. I highly recommend that you set aside a couple of hours when you are in the downtown section of San Francisco. Go online or call for days and hours of operation and tours.
Feita em 12 de julho de 2019
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denmcloughlin
14 contribuições
jun de 2019 • Casais
This is a lovely, charming little museum. It is based on a single floor. Initially you walk through a series of exhibits that give a practical insight to the craft. Then the later exhibits focus on the industrialization of the process.

Informative and easy to follow. There are tours twice a day but we just worked our way around on our own. Took around 60 minutes in total.

Admittance was $12 without the tour. Small but nice shop. No cafe.

If you have an interest, it’s well worth the trip.
Feita em 15 de junho de 2019
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Danvilledowntowner
Danville, Califórnia19 contribuições
dez de 2018 • Amigos
I thought I knew a great deal about books, but the docent led tour of this small museum opened my eyes to the hows, whys and ways books are created. The docent Madeleine was outstanding and the people friendly. Booking was efficient and easy.
It's a short walk down 5th Street from Powell Bart station so easy to get too.

This is a great place also to take a group. The staff are very willing to work with you on this. The 15 person limit matters if you are to hear and see, but they are more than willing to deal with larger groups
Feita em 8 de dezembro de 2018
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Steve R
Petaluma, Califórnia51 contribuições
jul de 2018 • Casais
Arrived on a Friday afternoon for a guided tour of the history of printing. Our docent, Madeline, was funny and very well-informed. While not overly large, the museum has many examples of functioning printing presses. It's a unique experience and well-worth your time.
Feita em 23 de julho de 2018
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