Upcoming events

    • November 11, 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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    To register, pay online via  the black "REGISTER" button, or click here to send a check. 

    Vaccination and indoor masks required to offer the most security.


    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

    • February 18, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • February 21, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Asilomar

    To register, pay online via  the black "REGISTER" button, or click here to send a check. 

    PBKNCA requires full vaccination and masks to attend. Asilomar, like other venues, may also require it in order to stay at the site.

    "Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response." Arthur M. Schlesinger

    If the isolation and upheavals of the past year are getting you down, take heart – it’s once again time to reserve your weekend of learning, inspiration and fellowship on the magnificent Monterey coast! After an extended hiatus, PBKNCA is delighted to announce that plans for Asilomar 2022 are finally in the works.

    This year we'll explore both the scientific and technical advances that have transformed our social landscape, and the cultural responses that varied people have brought to frame and understand these often-confusing times. Past participants describe the weekend as a “the best aspects of college, without the exams” and “the greatest high of the year – without drugs!” For information on last year’s event, visit

    Program details will be announced by late September; If you have questions on this year’s plans, please contact dfrontczak@scu.edu. For logistics matters, please contact Barry Haskell at bghaskell@comcast.net.

    For Reservations electronically, use the Register button above. or click for Old-fashioned coupon/check by snail. All registered participants will receive forms to reserve their Asilomar accommodations, including meals, during the month of October; please watch your email for more details. (Remember, to be part of the PBKNCA package, do not reserve directly with the facility; specifics of the group rate, including all meals, will follow.)

    We can't wait to see you again for a weekend of discovery and celebration.

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