We have cancelled this year’s physical event due to Covid-19.  We want our guests, friends, vendors and all those who love this celebration of Book Arts to be safe in these pandemic times. 

Look forward to  a virtual JAM including new Members Galleries, at home fun projects, links to online classes and more.

What is the Book Arts Jam?

The Book Arts Jam is a one-day celebration of the book, print and paper arts featuring BABA’s Annual Member Exhibition, with hands-on activities, guest exhibitors and more.

This is a volunteer-run event sponsored by Bay Area Book Artists (BABA), held in Redwood City, California, midway between San Francisco and San Jose. 

  • An Exhibitor Hall featuring Book, Print & Paper Artists with work for sale and exhibition
  • Members’ Gallery: Exhibition of handmade artists’ books by Bay Area Book Artists
  • Boutique including a wide range of new and used art- and book art-related books, prints, handmade papers, etc.
  • San Jose Printer’s Guild: Letterpress Printing Demonstrations
  • Make-&-Take Activities
    • Artist Trading Cards: Create an artwork to keep and one to trade
    • Passport: Create your own passport and have it stamped by the exhibitors
  • Book Art Classes: All materials for making the books are provided.
  • Artists’ talks featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the creative processes, tools and techniques used by book artists.