A distinctive degree-granting program that integrates training in book arts practice and technique with research into the history and culture of books.
We offer a wide variety of experiences in bookbinding, letterpress printing, papermaking, lettering arts and more.
Graduate study opportunities
The UICB offers an MFA degree and a graduate certificate in book studies or book arts.
Iowa Bibliophiles: New Acquisitions at Special Collections & Archives
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Enjoy an up close look at rare and unique items joining the Special Collections & Archives collection.
Paper Artisan Talk and Q&A
Thursday, April 13, 2023 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join the UI Center for the Book and UI International Programs in welcoming Masami Igarashi and Hideaki Taki to the university. Both artisans will be discussing the types of papers they make in their respective studios, as well as their personal background with the craft. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A and an opportunity to handle and purchase paper from both mills.