North Bay Letterpress Arts




North Bay Letterpress Arts  is a center of teaching  and practicing letterpress printing. It is also an experimental commons for those who are fascinated by the graphic presence of words formed & printed by hand. The shop in Sebastopol hosts workshops, tours, exhibits, poetry readings, book launches and a bemusement park. Please consider taking advantage of us; take a class, take a letter, take our advice, take a tour, take in a reading or a vagabond book. And while you’re on the website, consider giving a donation. The poetry of printing is a good cause.




Letterpress Art Quarterly

One year of Art in Your Mailbox. Shipments every three months.

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Open Shop Sundays

Every Sunday afternoon this summer, the printshop will be open for visits.  We have a gallery/store & reading nook set up now and encourage people to drop in to chat, look over our work, tour the shop or just inhale the ink. 

Upcoming Classes

Our fall workshops vary from letterpress basics to special  book arts projects taught by visiting experts. Go to our Education page to see the schedule and register. Most classes can only accommodate 5-6 people, so it's a good idea to reserve a place early.