A sampling of donated Scripps College Press artists’ books are currently on display in the entrance of Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo Campus Library (building 3132) through the spring semester.

The Scripps College Press program was founded more than 75 years ago to provide students with an opportunity to work on a typographic press. Today’s students create collaborative artists’ books by writing and illustrating content and then hand setting the type. “Students print the book by letterpress and bind volumes in editions of 100 copies,” said Cuesta College Librarian Denise Fourie. “The experience provides students the freedom to explore bookmaking processes as an art form. Our library is fortunate to own these beautiful, limited-edition artists’ books.”

The exhibit is free to the public and can be viewed during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The library is closed on weekends and holidays. For more information, call the library at (805) 546-3155.

For information about viewing a Scripps College Press work, see a San Luis Campus Reference Librarian or call (805) 546-3157. To locate a list of Scripps College Press book titles owned by Cuesta College Library, search the library catalog under “Scripps College Press.”