Book Paper Scissors

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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, March 3, 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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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

Members’ Exhibition

Books As Life: Philadelphia Center for the Book Member Exhibition Reception

Join us for a reception celebrating the 2024 PCB members exhibition, Books As Life, and view books representing the impact of art and creativity as we move through our day to day lives!  Meet some of the participating artists, and mingle with other book arts enthusiasts.   Light refreshments and wine will be served.

When: January 27, 2024 5PM- 7PM
Where: Gallery 224, University of the Arts
            333 S. Broad Street
            Philadelphia, PA 19106

This event is free to the public. All guests are required to show identification and sign-in with security.

Exhibition dates: January 23, 2024-February 24, 2024

Gallery hours:
Monday-Saturday 9AM-7PM
Sunday from 10AM-7PM

Guests will need to send an email to jkahle@uarts,edu with a visiting request with date and names at least 24 hours prior to visit. Identification and sign in is required to enter the building.
View members’ exhibition online beginning January 23, 2024.


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