Welcome to MCBA!

Founded in 1983, Minnesota Center for Book Arts is a nonprofit visual arts center that celebrates the art of the book. We practice letterpress printing, bookbinding, hand papermaking, paper marbling, and more! We offer youth and adult classes, numerous exhibitions annually, and opportunities for artists of all levels. We honor tradition and embrace the contemporary. Explore the gallery and working studios, and stop by The Shop for unique artwork, art supplies, and bookish gifts. All are welcome.

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Your support connects artists, students, and booklovers of all ages with programs that celebrate the art of the book.

Your generosity keeps our exhibitions free, our studios world-class, and our doors open to the public seven days a week.