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Tour of Arion Press

Thursday, May 21, 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM At Arion Press Offered by:

 Arion Press

As seen on "How It’s Made” and “Raw Craft” with Anthony Bourdain, Arion Press is a historic press and type foundry that is still in active daily use. The Grabhorn Institute’s tour of this “living museum” allows you to learn about the vibrant history and contemporary practice of fine bookmaking in San Francisco. See the manual processes and machinery involved in casting metal type, printing, and binding fine books, as demonstrated by expert craftspersons. Visits include our gallery of rotating exhibitions and a letterpress-centric gift shop. Tours are held most Thursdays at 3pm and last about 90 minutes; a reservation is required.
Price: $10