The essential focus of the collection is on artists' books and the broader topics of the Book Arts: letterpress printing, fine binding, handpapermaking and paper decoration.


REAL MAIL FRIDAYS
JCBA's Famous Letterwriting Socials

First Friday of Each Month
3 to 6 PM in JCBA's Book Arts Gallery
$10 donation

February 2016 marks the third anniversary of Real Mail Fridays, and this monthly pen-to-paper event is showing no signs of slowing down. Real Mail Fridays is the antithesis to our fast paced world of text messages and emails. Think about the last time you found a handwritten letter in your mailbox: It's a magical moment, isn't it? We hold that letter, we pause, we look at it. It's a moment out of time and a small cause for celebration. Real Mail Fridays is all about harnessing that magic and in this spirit, Real Mail enthusiasts gather at JCBA each First Friday of the month to spread more joy and celebration in the world. We've had as many as 60 people gathered here for these fab letterwriting socials.

We supply everything you need: amazing papers, letterpress printed cards, pens and inks, rubber stamps and other art supplies. We always have commemorative stamps for you and, of course, cookies and tea and coffee (we like our cookies here at JCBA!). Feel free to bring your own stuff, too. A $10 donation grants you access to everything. Come enjoy a fun afternoon and bring a friend... and make some new friends while you're at it.

We gather 3 to 6 PM each First Friday of the month (except for university holidays). Come when you can and leave when you must.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING
The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located on the third floor east of Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library. From I-95 or the Florida Turnpike, exit Glades Road, east. The FAU campus is located just east of I-95. If you enter the campus at FAU's main entrance (the one furthest west on Glades Road... and the first one you get to approaching from I-95 or the turnpike), you will enter on West University Drive. Continue straight on West University Drive to the traffic light at its intersection with Volusia Street. Turn right onto Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.

Visitor Parking is available at the metered spaces in the library parking lot; look for the spaces that have numbers posted on signs at the head of the parking space. The meter system accepts payment with cash or credit card at the rate of $1 per hour.