Book Arts Studio

Access letterpress machines and other bookmaking supplies.

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Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library, Second Floor, Room 2397View floorplan

artistsbooks@umich.edu

Experiment with hand set type and book making supplies in our Book Arts Studio, which includes more than 150 drawers of metal and wooden type and a few hundred pictorial ornaments. 

What’s available 

  • More than 150 drawers of metal and wooden type
  • Pictorial printing ornaments 
  • Chandler & Price platen press
  • 2 tabletop platen presses
  • 2 flatbed proofing presses
  • Book making equipment and supplies 

How to access 

Access is by appointment only at this time. Please contact us at artistsbooks@umich.edu for more information.

Our open studio time is available to the public and designed for both beginners and experienced users.

Tuesdays, 6–9 pm
Fridays, 11 am–4 pm

We also offer workshops several times a semester on processes and techniques related to the book arts.

Extended access may be available to users who have significant experience.

Schedule a class visit or tour

We welcome visits from school groups and the general public. Email us at artistsbooks@umich.edu to request a visit.  

Can’t make it to the Book Arts Studio? The Design Lab Workshop on Central Campus also contains a letterpress, typewriter, and other creative materials.