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Book Arts - La Conner is a humble grassroots project based in the Skagit Valley, Washington. The ongoing mission is to create a place where papermaking, printing and bookbinding can happen together. My personal goal is to provide people of every age exposure and access to the book arts, teaching and learning together to continue these traditions into the future.

When I visited Bookworks in Asheville, North Carolina in 2012, I knew deep inside that I had to start something similar in the Northwest. While I found the house in La Conner and started the shop almost by accident in 2017, I have been working steadily towards this goal since 2012.

Renting is ok, but this house is limited in certain ways. I eventually need a more industrial space and hope to buy a building somewhere in Skagit.

It takes a lot of money to start a non-profit organization, so that is a far-off ambition at this time. Our more immediate needs are:

-flat file and bookshelves

-type for letterpress (one or two fonts is all I can store)

-type case for storage, as small as possible

-help with publicity

-paying off startup debt

Contact me anytime for more information! With gratitude, Brenna