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Summer Institute Update

Wells Book Arts Center is saddened by Wells College’s announcement this morning of its forthcoming closure. We are happy to share our Book Arts Summer Institute will proceed as planned … Read more

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Ithaca Book & Zine Fest

We’ll be at Ithaca Book & Zine Fest on Sunday, May 5 from 11am – 5pm alongside dozens of other makers and self-publishers! Buffalo Street Books will hold the third … Read more

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K. Avvirin Berlin wins the Wells College Press 2024 Chapbook Contest

Wells College Press is very pleased to announce that the winner of our 2024 Chapbook Contest is K. Avvirin Berlin for her manuscript, Obsidian. Her prize includes digital publication of … Read more

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Featured Book Arts Library Item

The Book Arts Library is open every Friday from 1pm-3pm this spring to all visitors. Located in the Library on the third floor of Morgan Hall is the book Imaged … Read more

Beehive Design Collective in Sommer Center, hosted in part by the Book Arts Center and Mary Tasillo

Beehive Collective Visit

The Book Arts Center and the Center for Sustainability & the Environment were pleased to bring the Beehive Design Collective to campus on Feb 16, 2024. For more about the … Read more


March Student Events

March Events at the Wells Book Arts Center Open to students, staff, and faculty. BOOK ARTS READING ROOM & BUTTON MAKER HOURS Fridays, 1 – 3 PM Morgan 3rd floor … Read more


Valentine Printing

Join us at the Book Arts Center, 1st floor, Rm 7 on Thursday, Feb 8, 12 – 2pm to print some letterpress Valentines. We’ll have several designs set up on … Read more


Beehive Design Collective Pop-Up

A swarm is coming! The Beehive Design Collective visits Wells College on Friday, February 16, 2024. Hosted by the Wells Book Arts Center and the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, the Collective will set … Read more

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Book Arts Summer Institute Registration is Live

Our Book Arts Summer Institute takes place June 9 – 22, 2024. Join us in our lake-side studios for the following workshops: Week 1: June 9 – 15, 2024 Pulp … Read more

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Papermaking & Card Printing Events

Join Wells Book Arts for two hands-on celebrations on making. Thursday, Nov. 30, 3 – 5pm: PAPERMAKING Students in Paper Formation + Form invite you to make paper. Join us … Read more


Wells Book Arts Center Welcomes Victor Hammer Fellow Rebecca Gilbert

Rebecca will be teaching courses in letterpress, print, and book arts over the coming two years, contributing to Wells College Press publications, and working on her own artwork while here. … Read more


Introducing the New Book Arts Center Director Mary Tasillo

Mary comes to the Book Arts Center at Wells College with two decades of experience in book arts, letterpress, papermaking, and zine communities as an artist, educator, and arts administrator. … Read more