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July 4, 2015
Get Pop-Cultured: Magic Tree House - Dinosaurs Before Dark
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: July 4, 2015 - 11:00 am
Location: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 6050 El Cerrito Plaza El Cerrito, California 94530
Description: Get Pop-Cultured: Magic Tree House - Dinosaurs Before Dark
Special Event
Market to Table: Cooking Demonstrations by Cookbook Authors
Starts: 10:30 am
Ends: July 4, 2015 - 12:30 pm
Location: Book Passage at the Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Description: On Saturday mornings, chefs and cookbook authors lead free cooking demonstrations using seasonal ingredients from the Farmers Market. Join them in the CUESA kitchen (North Arcade) for tips, recipes, and a sample. Book Passage will be there with the books.
July 5, 2015
Sunday Morning Storytime with Christopher Smith
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: July 5, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Location: Author Appearance - , “” Book Passage - 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Description: Sunday Morning Storytime with Christopher Smith at Book Passage, Corte Madera
Starting September 12!
Sundays • 11:00 am • Free
Summer is over and Christopher is back! Singer-songwriter Christopher Smith has been writing music and performing in the Bay Area for over 20 years. Smith writes well-crafted story songs that aim for the heart. Children of all ages—and adults—love him!

These events are free and take place at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, unless otherwise noted. For information or to reserve autographed books, call 415-927-0960 or go to
July 6, 2015
Open Studio: Supervised Printing Night with Nina Zeininger
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: July 6, 2015 - 10:00 pm
Location: 375 RHODE ISLAND ST SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133 United States
Description: Open Studio: Supervised Printing Night with Nina Zeininger
July 6th, 2015 5:00 PM

Instructor: Nina Eve Zeininger
Workshop Extra: Open Print Studio
Workshop Type: Binding, Printing, Arts
Workshop Status: Open
Workshop Start: July 6th, 2015 5:00 PM
Workshop End: July 6th, 2015 10:00 PM
Sessions: 1

To rent studio time, please email or call 415-565-0545

Who Can Rent:

Students who have completed our Core Certififcate program in letterpress printing or have attended a supervised Open Studios session and have been certified by the Studio Monitor are eligible to rent press time. Students who have taken Bookbinding Core 1-4 are qualified to rent equipment in the bindery. You may also be certified to rent facilities by completing a press check with the Studio Manager. To be certified to use the guillotine or electric cutter, you must schedule a training time with SFCB staff. Requests for a certification examination or for a special piece of equipment can be made to (link sends e-mail) as well.

Studio Rental Policies:

You must book in advance by calling 415-565-0545 or emailing (link sends e-mail). If you have not received a confirmation via phone or email, you do not have studio time reserved. Time can only be booked by an SFCB staff member.
When you arrive for your studio rental, you must check in with the front desk and check out when you leave.
SFCB's studios are a community space where respect and accountability are of the utmost importance. You are responsible for leaving the space cleaner than you found it and reporting any equipment issues in writing. You can email (link sends e-mail), write the issue on the designated clipboard outside the second administrative office, or speak directly to your Open Print Studio instructor about the issue.
For safety and maintenance reasons, it is very important that you only use equipment you have been thoroughly trained to use.
Guests and visitors must sign a waiver and are not allowed to touch any of the equipment or assist with cleaning the equipment.
The studio can be a busy place, so please assume that your time slot only lasts for the exact rental period: 10:00am-5:00pm or 5:00pm-10:00pm. These time slots include set-up and clean up!
SFCB requests 24 hour advance cancelation notice
Press rental fees start when you physically begin using the press (inking the press or locking up the press bed), and continue until the press is cleaned and covered. We recommend mixing inks and cutting paper before you lock up the press bed to not incur press rental fees before you are ready to print. When you are ready to use the press, check in with the front desk to record your time. Total hours used must be recorded on the Studio Rental forms by an SFCB staff member. Once you start using the press, it is your responsiblity. Report any issues with the press immediately. You cannot allow anyone other than an SFCB staff member to assist you with press set up, printing or clean up.

Rental Costs

$10.00 per hour for bindery equipment

$20.00 per hour for press rental, platemaking time rental

Plate material is $20.00 per 8.25” x 11.75” plate.

SFCB carries both sticky back/Boxcar plates and steel back plate material.

Payment: SFCB accepts credit card, cash, check, as payment for rental.

Usage of bindery equipment requires a minimum of 1/2 hour rental

Equipment available for rental at the San Francisco Center for the Book

Three table top paper cutters (also called a Kuttrimmer)

31" guillotine paper cutter

One Board shear

Six Cylinder Presses

Two Jobbing Platen Presses (C&P floor model 10” x15”)

Three 6” x10” Tabletop Platen Presses

Two etching presses

A polymer platemaker

Many cases of wood and metal hand type, and all the usual equipment you expect to find in a letterpress printshop and hand bindery.

Polymer Bases:

12 x 16" - magnetic (2 bases)
12 x 12" - magnetic
10 x 12" - Boxcar
8 x 12" - magnetic
4 x 6" - Boxcar (2 bases)

Have other questions? Please feel free to email with any questions and we will be happy to answer them. We look forward to seeing you in the studio soon!
Left Coast Writers Literary Salon
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: July 6, 2015 - 9:00 pm
Location: Book Passage - 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Description: Left Coast Writers®
A Literary Salon Led by Linda Watanabe McFerrin
1st Monday each month • 7:00-9:00 pm • $120 per year
Left Coast Writers meetings provide literary connections, support, counsel, readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Many local authors are active members of this group. Meetings feature presentations by Bay Area literary figures. In addition, LCW hosts a variety of other activities to launch the books of members, to explore publishing
alternatives, and to network with others in the industry.
July 7, 2015
NYMBC Launch Party with Mary E. Pearson
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: July 7, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, SFO Burlingame, California
Description: Join Not Your Mother's Book Club™ for a Launch Party with bestselling and award-winning author Mary E. Pearson in celebration of the second installment in the Remnant Chronicle series, The Heart of Betrayal. With a Starred Review from Booklist, Mary's latest finds Lia wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self--all while she is forced to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people . . . and her own destiny.
July 8, 2015
Get Pop-Cultured: DC Comic Days in San Mateo
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: July 8, 2015 - 10:00 am
Location: Barnes & Noble Booksellers,11 West Hillsdale Boulevard San Mateo, California 94403
Description: Get Pop-Cultured: DC Comic Days
Special Event