Book Paper Scissors

Saturday, December 2, 2023: 10am-3pm
Parkway Central 1901 Vine Street, Phila, PA

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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.

Next Artists’ Working Group

Sunday, December 17, 2023, 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.

To RSVP and for more information email

Members’ Exhibition Call for Entries

Deadline to submit: December 12
Exhibition dates: January 22, 2024 – February 24, 2024
Opening reception: January 27, 2024-5PM-7PM

“Books as Life” is the topic of this year’s Philadelphia Center for the Book Members’ Exhibition at the University of the Arts. One book will be selected for the gallery exhibition, but all accepted pieces will be included in an online exhibition. Submit your work online via our Google form.

View past members’ exhibitions online.

Free Workshop Series Call for Proposals

Philadelphia Center for the Book (PCB) and the Art Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) are now accepting proposals for the 2023-2034 workshop season. View our call for more information and how to apply:

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

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