Next Artists’ Working Group

Sunday, June 16, 2024, 1:00 PM
Virtual Meeting

PCB offers members a chance to join a critical community of artists and peers, approximately every 4-6 weeks, to share ideas and feedback about works in progress or in conception.

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Book Paper Scissors

View our 2023 Vendor List!

Book Paper Scissors is an artists’ book fair, free and open to the public at the parkway Central branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. This festive event features artists’ books, handmade paper, prints, zines, origami, blank books, and paper sculpture and jewelry. If it’s paper-based art, it’s here! Come and buy or just be inspired. You will find gifts for everyone on your list.  Stay tuned for information on Book Paper Scissors for 2024!

Free Workshop Series

Philadelphia Center for the Book (PCB) and the Art Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) are offering workshops for the 2023-2024 season.

Note: For information on the workshop proposals, please visit:

Sponsored by
Art Department of the
Free Library of Philadelphia
and the Philadelphia Center for the Book

2024 Workshops to date (10AM-12PM):

-January 27 Recycled Crisscross Binding- Bryn Ziegler

-February 24 – Watercolor Cut-Paper Collage Workshop – with Christa Walck

-March 23 – Community Narratives: A collective printmaking, accordion book workshop – with Monika Lin

Upcoming workshops:

-May 18 – BookCraft: The Art of Handmade Sketchbook Creation – with Jo Gamel

Registration will open Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 12PM.  Sign up via the following link.

-June 29

*Details to be published.

Members’ Exhibition

Books As Life: Philadelphia Center for the Book Member Exhibition

The 2024 PCB members exhibition, Books As Life, represents the impact of art and creativity as we move through our day to day lives!  As we go through our daily lives there are displays of art or instances of creativity that are incorporated into our day; We walk past a public garden with an abundance of colorful wildflowers, a beautiful mural in the train station on the way to work,  These moments that insert themselves into our thoughts or subconscious  can initiate a creative spark, idea, or revelation to our imagination.   How do these occurrences impact us? These artists’ books are representations of how art creates a  spark into our world.  This year, the Books As Life exhibition includes member submissions that offer a reflection on what instances of art in life means to them.
The Books As Life exhibition was installed at the University of the Arts, Gallery 224 from January 23, 2024-February 24, 2024 and can be viewed online via Members Exhibition.


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