The Tampa Book Arts Studio preserves the traditional arts and crafts of letterpress printing and fine bookmaking. Operated by the University of Tampa Press, the Studio allows students and visitors to experience a historic collection of antique printing presses and equipment. Its library of books about books, including rare books, private press publications, and samples of historic and artistic letterpress printing is a non-circulating research collection of national distinction.
Programs, exhibits, and workshops offer hands-on experiences that will change your understanding of the book and enrich your appreciation for a great tradition.
The Friends of Tampa Book Arts Studio foster and support the work and programs of TBAS. Members receive discounts on publications and special events as well as many other benefits. Please consider lending your support with an annual tax-deductible membership donation of $25. Email us for details.