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The Arion Press (and M+H Typefoundry) in San Francisco

  • November 17, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • 1802 Hays St, The Presidio, San Francisco. The entrance to the Presidio is off Lake St. and 14th Ave. The building is the one with the large smokestack.
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PBKNCA requires full vaccination and masks to attend. See our Policy for Attendee safety at PBKNCA events.


The Arion Press (and M+H Typefoundry) in San Francisco is so designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is a must-see for anyone interested in the history , and current manufacture of artisanal books.

The Arion Press is the foremost publisher of “The most beautiful limited-edition, hand-printed books in the world. It carries on a grand legacy of san Francisco printers and bookmakers.” - New York Times.

M+H Type is the oldest and largest typefoundry in the country and one of the few remaining manufacturers of type in the world.

The staff are highly skilled practitioners of typecasting, letter press printing, and book binding, whom we will see at their work.

The Arion Press ( and M+H Typefoundry ) is a living, working museum.

Paid street parking available as well as a lot at the corner of 15th and 16th avenues.

See Arion Press website for information as well as things to do in the Presidio prior to the tour. Arion Press

Consider dinner close by in the Richmond District after the tour to miss the evening commute. Reservations recommended.

For Reservations electronically, use the Register button above. or click for Old-fashioned coupon/check by snail

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