for JCBA's Fifth Annual
an online video event

Join us from wherever you are on Bartlemas Night for the premiere!

Wednesday August 24, 2022
7 PM Eastern Daylight Time
(video available anytime afterward, too)

featuring printer JENNIFER FARRELL of Starshaped Press
your host JOHN CUTRONE, Director of FAU Libraries' Jaffe Center for Book Arts

St. Bartholomew is a patron saint of bookbinders, and his feast day, Bartlemas, is a red-letter day for papermakers and printers, too. Especially in England, where the Bartlemas Wayzgoose celebration has become a traditional day of festivity in printshops, celebrating the printer's craft and the transition from summer to autumn.

In Conversation:
John Cutrone, Gabriela Gamboa and Ingrid Schindall on Artist Books

Tuesday, May 10
6:30pm (approximately 1 hour duration)

Register here:
You will receive an email reminder in the hour preceding the broadcast.

Join Bakehouse artist Gabriela Gamboa as she speaks with John Cutrone, Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, and Ingrid Schindall, Director of IS Projects, about her most recent artist book, A Study of Dust. Exploring the alienation and disorientation that she experienced as a result of living in exile and exacerbated by the pandemic, Gamboa documented the spaces and objects she left behind. A Study of Dust is a compilation of these images, an easily transportable object that becomes a receptacle of memory and loss, as the artist navigates (un)belonging in a foreign country.

COVID-19 Update

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is here to serve the FAU community and the broader community, too, through a hybrid model of on-site and technology-enhanced services to ensure safety while meeting the needs of all our users. The Jaffe Center is open to on-site visitors, but we do recommend appointments. Our general visitation and research hours are Monday to Friday,10 AM to 4 PM. To schedule an appointment, please call (561) 297-4189 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Community groups and classes are welcome in the Book Arts Gallery at a capacity of up to 18 people. Masks are appreciated when visiting.

Wednesday Tours remain suspended until further notice. In-person Real Mail Fridays socials remain suspended until further notice, as well, but our weekly Virtual Real Mail Fridays Socials are an amazing international and highly sociable alternative. We hope to begin offering in-person workshops again in the late summer semester of 2022, but JCBA remains committed to virtual learning and virtual experiences and to the global book arts community we have built over the past two and a half years.

You may use the form at the bottom of this page to schedule a virtual appointment, or to inquire about a small group visit to the Jaffe Book Arts Gallery, or a virtual Book Arts Roadshow for your larger community group. We utilize Zoom for virtual appointments, and JCBA Zoom Global is our platform for all our virtual programming: This bright and robust collection of virtual workshops, gallery talks, and weekly socials attracts book arts enthusiasts from around the globe and not just the South Florida region. We encourage you to be part of our global JCBA community, which makes book arts neighbors of us all, no matter where we live. Visit our EVENTS and WORKSHOPS pages to take part.