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McCune Rare Book and Art Collection

Closed Now: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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One of Vallejo's must see attractions

The McCune is a fascinating collection of both rare books and letterpress printing equipment. There... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2017
San Diego, California
Astonish about this collection

Very unique collection of rare books, like out of print, rare, collectibles and many historical... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2016
Vallejo, California
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28 Jul 2017
“One of Vallejo's must see attractions”
5 Sep 2016
“Astonish about this collection”
Welcome to a world of rare and beautiful books. The McCune Collection is eclectic and engaging spanning over 5 centuries of fine printing. Our magnificent incunabula dating from the 15th century on are admired by bibliophiles, scholars and graphic...more
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505 Santa Clara St, JFK Library Bldg - lower level, Vallejo, CA 94590
+1 707-674-4082
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Reviewed February 16, 2010

This is a great collection of rare books with some art prints. It contains a history of printing starting with Gutenberg, continuing with many of the early printers of the 15th-16th Centuries. It contains a large collection of 18th century Latin books printed by the...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2017

The McCune is a fascinating collection of both rare books and letterpress printing equipment. There are other collections of rare books in the SF Bay area and there are also establishments devoted to the art of letterpress printing - but the McCune is the only...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2016

Very unique collection of rare books, like out of print, rare, collectibles and many historical local and from the Bay

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Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a surprising collection for a town this size. There is a great collection of binding tools which are not usually seen unless you ask. A few are in a display case but many more are hidden away in drawers and cabinets. If you...More

1  Thank travelkfiVallejo
Reviewed April 26, 2016

As a new resident of Vallejo I was floored when I stumbled on this amazing collection of letter press books in the basement of the JFK library downtown. The space is kind of funky, but the walls are lined with beautiful books, many of them...More

1  Thank camdonsf
Reviewed December 10, 2015

Visiting the McCune Collection is like stepping into a library on an English estate. Many wonderful and unusual books are available for viewing. Programs are offered 4 times a year featuring guest speakers telling about history of places around Vallejo.An old printing press is on...More

1  Thank JoAnne C
Reviewed July 14, 2015

One of the volunteers who works at the site was so kind to show me old books from the 19th century(and before) and showed fabulous(much more modern) prints of artists, mysterious photos and plenty of pop-up books. It was a delight to ponder through the...More

3  Thank mareye2015
Reviewed July 13, 2015

For book lovers, art enthusiasts, people on a cheap budget, or anyone searching for something unusual to do while on vacation in the bay area, I definitely recommend visiting this well-hidden gem called the McCune Collection. The non-profit houses an assembly of rare books, antiquated...More

4  Thank LaRagazzaPigra
Reviewed July 6, 2015

The McCune Kelmscott Chaucer paper/puppet show was a delight. It brought a classic publication to us in an extremely entertaining way. Kudos to their creativity.

1  Thank Linda L
Reviewed July 3, 2015

Features a working 1870 Albion Press and linotype machine, as well as a wonderful collection of rare and unusual materials, including a comprehensive collection of Henry Evans prints, a page from the Gutenberg Bible and an original edition of the Kelmscott Chaucer; has been called...More

4  Thank julie29942
Reviewed July 1, 2015

The McCune Collections has been added to Vallejo Friday Night Art Walk (second Friday of the month) and appears to be the starting point from the western side of Vallejo. The artists set up in the foyer of the collection. Thus far there has been...More

4  Thank travelkfi
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