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Peter & Donna Thomas exhibit

                        EXHIBIT AND LECTURE

      Twenty Years of Books from the Press of Peter and Donna Thomas

A retrospective exhibit of books and broadsides made during the past twenty
years by Peter and Donna Thomas will be on display May 5 through June 28, 1998,
in the rare book room of the Book Arts and Special Collections Center at the
San Francisco Public Library, Civic Center.

In addition, Mr. Thomas will present an illustrated talk about their work and
his vision of "The Future of the Book in the Computer Age" on Thursday, May 7,
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, San Francisco Public
Library, Civic Center.

Peter and Donna Thomas are active in leadership of the Miniature Book Society
and the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists. Their
research into the history of modern and ancient papermaking is internationally
recognized, and their miniature book, _Forty_, an innovative "stick structure"
binding, was chosen as one of the three Distinguished Books in the 1997
Miniature Book Exhibition. They have been self-employed in the book arts since
1977, making books, teaching workshops, giving lectures and training
apprentices. They currently reside in Santa Cruz, California.

For more information, please contact the Book Arts and Special Collections
Center of the San Francisco Public Library at 415.557.4560.

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