Book Arts League
The Book Arts League exists to further the traditional and contemporary arts and crafts of printing, calligraphy, bookbinding, graphic design, typography and papermaking-the cornerstones of the literacy and communications technology on which modern society depend. The League serves as a community resource for the book arts, particularly the 500 year-old craft of letterpress printing.
An important part of the League’s mission is the preservation of its collection of the traditional printing presses and metal type now rapidly disappearing from the American scene. The Book Arts League worked with the City of Lafayette to repair and restore the historic Ewing Farm as a long-term headquarters, print shop, and workshop space. League activities at Ewing Farm and beyond include affordable book arts classes and hands-on workshops, exhibits, demonstrations, outreach, and participation in community activities.
The League also holds Open Houses, when the Ewing Farm buildings are open to the public. We strive to hold them every other month on a Saturday afternoon from 1-4 p.m.