30th Anniversary


AAB celebrates three decades of creativity, possibility and joy in the art and craft of bookbinding. There will be opportunities to discover and explore the world of bookbinding through presentations and hands-on demonstrations at the Old Stone Building as well as special events throughout the community culminating in a Celebration Party Saturday Evening honoring the visionaries who helped create the most prestigious bookbinding school in the Americas.

An Evening with David Sedaris

Friday, July 21 from at 7pm Ticketed at Palm Theatre, Telluride

First Folio Viewing & Discussion with Folger Shakespeare Library

Thursday, September 7 from 5:30 – 7pm Free at Wilkinson Public Library, Telluride

Sister Black (Bike) Press DIY Poetry Spoke Cards

Friday & Saturday, September 8-9 Free Roaming, Telluride

AAB Open House & Artist Demos

Saturday, September 9 from 10 – 2pm Free at AAB, Telluride

30th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, September 9 from 6 – 8pm RSVP Event at Bruno, Telluride

AAB Celebration at Guild of Bookworkers Conference

Friday, September 29 from 5 – 8pm American Bookbinders Museum, San Francisco

Bound to Possibilities is the American Academy of Bookbinding’s Alumni Giving Campaign, celebrating 30 years of providing access and opportunity for binders to experience an exceptional education. As students, instructors, and staff alumni, we aim to raise $500,000 to continue creating a sustainable community.

We are bound to each other and the future of bookbinding. Your gift is like the spine of a book – Bringing a community together and building strength.

Your support, no matter the amount, testifies to the enduring value of the AAB.

Donate or contact Chip Schilling, AAB Managing Director, to learn how to become involved.