San Francisco Center for the Book
Lonely Planet review for San Francisco Center for the Book
Anyone who can’t get enough of the sound and smell of a freshly cracked book will achieve a whole new level of obsession with these displays of elaborate Coptic binding and wooden typesetting machines. One recent exhibit showcased the creative process of acclaimed book illustrators, from David Macaulay (The Way Things Work) to Caldecott Medal winner Chris Raschka (Hello, Goodbye Window). The center offers classes, so you can learn to make your own books that fit into matchboxes, pop up into cityscapes and unfold into prison guard towers.