Bookbinding Courses USA & UK

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Thompson Conservation Labs Workshop


Barbara Schmelzer


Bejamin. D.Rinehart


Lotus Books


Paper & Book Intensive


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John C. Campbell Folk School Courses in bookbinding


The Craft Guild of Dallas


Designedly Kristi


Quiet Fire Design


Stanford Palimpset


Bindery In A Box


Craft Guild of Dallas

book binding courses usa & uk

American Academy of Bookbinding


Chicago Center for Paper & Book Arts Courses in Bookbinding


Marcos Paper Store (In house book binding courses)


Plickity Plunk Press


Lynne Crocker beginners book binding courses




Ichyo Art Center

bookbinding courses available now. 

Creative Arts Workshop Bookbinding Courses


University of Ithra


Brooks Bookbinding Courses


Art & Souls Studio


Garage Annex School


Rare Book School University of Virginia USA

Florian Bieschke, Atelier Bindery.

Newly established in 2011, Atelier Bindery offers workshops in traditional and contemporary hand bookbinding for those who love books and the book arts. Located in scenic northern Wisconsin, minutes from the Minocqua/Woodruff area, the bindery features classes open to the public as well as leather and cloth bookbinding services, custom case builds and repairs.



Bookbinding Courses UK.


Kate Hoare, 103 Heath Road, Widnes, Cheshire. WA8 7NU Tel: 0151 422 0747...Professional bookbinder offering book binding courses by arrangement for people with some experience. At present these classes take place in Teasdale Brown’s bindery.

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Paul Delrue, 3 Arden Close, Tarvin, Chester. CH3 8JN Tel 01829 740453...Professional bookbinder specialising in design bookbinding working in his own bindery in Tarvin, six miles from Chester. Summer bookbinding courses and evening classes available by arrangement.


Maureen Duke, Fernbank, Trotton, Petersfield, Hampshire. GU31 5ER Tel 01730 812432...Professional bookbinder working in her own bindery. Personal tuition, bookbinding courses and book restoration for one or more days by arrangement.


Oxford Brookes University


Nesta Davies, North London (nearest tube Wood Green) Tel 020 8881 0881...Professional bookbinder offering book binding courses and book repair courses, regular short courses and day workshops.

missenden abbey book binding courses 

Missenden Abbey, Continuing Education Department, The Misbourne Centre,
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. HP16 0BN
Tel: 01494 890204

Missenden Summer School operates for four weeks during August and is currently running two six-day bookbinding courses in book structures for both residential and non-residential students. 'Introduction to Book Structures Experimental and Traditional' offers the opportunity to explore a wide variety of book forms, ranging from the simple to the experimental using unusual materials as well as traditional ones. 'Book Structures – Intermediate and Beyond' offers the chance to build on skills previously gained and to work on individual projects.

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Burton Manor College, Burton, Neston, Cheshire. CH64 5SJ Tel: 0151 336 5171 Residential and non-residential weekend courses in bookbinding for beginners and for more experienced students.
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Dartington Craft Education Centre, The Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes. TQ9 6EA ...Tel 01803 847000 Regular two-hour book binding courses in ten-week terms organised independently of the college by Mary Bartlett at the Dartington Craft Education Centre on the Dartington Hall estate. Afternoon and evening sessions available. One-off day courses for groups can also be arranged. Contact Mary Bartlett for details.


Maureen Duke, Fernbank, Trotton, Petersfield, Hampshire. GU31 5ER Tel 01730 812432...Professional bookbinder working in her own bindery. Personal tuition in bookbinding and book restoration for one or more days by arrangement.


Sidcup Arts and Adult Education Centre, Alma Road, Sidcup, Kent. DA14 4ED Tel 020 8300 1056 Learn simple procedures on paperbacks leading to the more skilled art of leather binding and gold leaf tooling. The course allows for individual artistic development. 28-week bookbinding course, Tuesday evenings. mail: 

Leicester College, St. Margaret’s Campus, Grafton Place, St John Street,Leicester. LE1 3WL Tel 0116 224 2240 A five-year part-time Professional Development Diploma in bookbinding and related crafts. book binding courses are held for three hours a week in the daytime or evening for mixed ability students. After completion of the 'Introduction to Bookbinding' course, students can choose from four of the following options: 'Book Restoration' (Parts 1 and 2), 'Fine Leather Binding' (Parts 1 and 2), 'Box-making', 'Paper Marbling' and 'Calligraphy'. Contact Barry Hunt or George Mottram for further details.


The Institute, Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London. NW11 7BN Tel 020 8455 9951 Three terms of part-time day and evening classes in bookbinding for beginners and for more advanced students. Beginners are introduced to the make-up of the book and basic bookbinding techniques. Advanced students go on to work in leather.


Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London. SE1 7HT Tel 020 7928 8501 Three terms of part-time day and evening classes catering for all abilities and interests. Beginners are offered the formal ‘textbook’ book binding course, a sound basis for advancing into design, conservation, historical and other related skills. Intermediate and advanced classes cater for more experienced students to develop their skills in fine leather binding, box-making, gold finishing and book repair.


The City Literary Institute, Bolt Court Centre, 6 Bolt Court, Fleet Street,
London. EC4A 3DQ Tel 020 7831 7831 The Institute offers a range of part-time day and evening classes held over three terms, plus occasional Saturday classes. All the longer courses apart from beginners require an advisory interview before enrolment to ensure that the appropriate course is chosen.

The daytime bookbinding courses are tailored to teach bookbinding techniques in a structured and comprehensive way. 'Hand Bookbinding 1' is for beginners and offers an introduction to the craft through a series of projects. 'Hand Bookbinding 2' offers the opportunity to consolidate knowledge of the subject and to develop individual skills and creativity. Courses '3'and '4' are for those who have completed introductory courses or already have a good grounding in bookbinding who wish to continue their studies at a more advanced level. Evening classes cater for mixed ability students on Mondays, with a new evening class for intermediate and advanced students starting in September 2002 on Tuesdays. Day and evening classes for the restoration of both books and paper are held on Wednesdays.


University of the Arts London, London College of Communication, School of Printing & Publishing, Elephant and Castle, London. SE11 6SB Tel 020 7514 6500 (Ex. 6660) (Mike Brunwin) The London College of Communication offers a range of bookbinding courses leading to a BA (Hons) degree and various graduate certificates in book arts and crafts and craft bookbinding.

Undergraduate courses includes a three-year BA course in Book Arts and Crafts. Graduate Certificates in Bookbinding and Book Restoration and Book Arts and Crafts. Graduate certificates are a range of new courses at the LCC. These courses are specifically designed for students who already have a first degree and wish to progress to a post-graduate course but need a bridging programme to build confidence and skills, or alternatively wish to pursue a more specialist or intensive skills bookbinding courses in an area related to your first degree. This programme aims to prepare students for career opportunities within freelance practice in binding and repairing books, and in other areas of book production. Opportunities also exist for students to set and run their own bindery or work in libraries or as a book archival or restoration specialist. Although a highly specialised area of craft practice there is evidence of growing need for practitioners in book and archive restoration and storage.
Part-time evening courses of approximately fourteen weeks duration are also held throughout the year on various aspects of bookbinding and book arts. Subjects include 'Introduction to Craft Bookbinding', 'Intermediate Craft Bookbinding', 'Advanced Craft Bookbinding', 'Introduction to Creative Bookbinding', 'Conservation Binding Techniques', 'Conservation of Library Materials' and 'Historical Binding Structures'.


The London Institute, Camberwell College of Art, Peckham Road, London. SE5 8UF tel 020 7514 6302 Camberwell offers a range of full-time and part-time book binding courses in Conservation and Book Arts, but there is no structured course devoted to the craft of bookbinding as such.
Book Arts (PgDip and MA Courses)

Full-time and part-time postgraduate courses in Book Arts. In the PgDip course which runs for thirty weeks full-time, students develop skills in areas such as printmaking, reprographics and computers and have the opportunity to investigate narrative structures, image, text and how they relate and carry meaning. The MA courses which runs for one year full-time or two years part-time offers the opportunity to sustain and develop a project from proposal to final exhibition.


Greenwich Community Centre, Gordon School, Craigton Road, Eltham,London. SE9 1QG
Tel 020 8850 9392
Three terms of part-time evening classes for mixed abilities. Beginners learn modern and traditional hand bookbinding techniques using a variety of materials. More advanced students progress to full leather binding and book restoration according to individual interests.

Kingston Adult Education, King Charles Centre, King Charles Road, Surbiton. KT5 9AL Tel: 020 8547 6875 Tutor: Sarah Grosvenor. Two terms of part-time day and evening classes offering bookbinding courses and book repair workshops for all levels of ability.


Richmond Adult Community College, Clifton Centre, Clifton Road, Twickenham. TW1 4LT. Tel: 020 8891 6285 (Course Enquiries)

Tutor: Alan Titmus. Three terms of part-time classes structured around demonstrations, advice and individual tuition. All levels of experience are catered for and the emphasis is on traditional craftsmanship and quality.

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Shepherds Bookbinders, Units 107-108, 30 Great Guildford Street,
London. SE1 0HS Tel: 020 7620 0060 (Contact Linda Watts) Tutors: Shepherds’ Bindery Staff.
Part-time evening and Saturday six-week courses in various aspects of bookbinding held throughout the year at Shepherds’ bindery in Southwark. These include 'Bookbinding for Beginners', 'Intermediate' level courses, and courses in 'Book Restoration', 'Box-making', 'Paper Conservation' and 'Gold Finishing'. Classes are limited to six people and each class will have a technical assistant working alongside the tutor to provide the highest level of personal tuition. Contact Linda Watts for further details.



Clive Bovill, Greenburn, River Lane, East Bilney, Dereham, Norfolk. NR22 4HS. Tel: 01362 860174
Professional bookbinder working in his own bindery specialising in fine bindings, gold tooling and the repair and conservation of old books. Part-time tuition offered for small mixed ability classes. Contact Clive Bovill for details.

farthing press bookbinding courses 

The Farthing Press and Bindery, Sarnau Farm, Sarnau, Llanymynech, Powys SY22 6QJ Tel: 01938 590733

Residential or non-residential five and two day book binding courses in all levels of bookbinding from beginners through improvers to those who want to learn how to bind a book in full leather. During the courses, students will be guided through all aspects of binding a book in the relevant style for each course. Tuition is in small groups of no more than three people and a high level of individual attention is given. All materials, tools and equipment are supplied and an illustrated book covering all aspects of the relevant course is included in the cost. Contact Alan Fitch for details.


Nancy Winfield, 45 St. Andrews Road, Lower Bemerton, Salisbury. SP2 9NT Tel 01722 323488
Approximately fifteen full-day Saturday classes a year offered in bookbinding for mixed ability groups (of up to ten people). Contact Nancy Winfield for further details.


Book North, Top of the Town Farm, 17 The Village, Barkisland, Halifax, West Yorkshire. HX4 0AQ
Tel 01422 823257 (Helen Hayman) or 01932 787268 (Hilary Henning)
Two-day short courses on Coptic and Islamic bookbinding taught by Hilary Henning (specialising in Islamic bindings) and Helen Hayman (specialising in artists’ books, printing and calligraphy). Subjects include 'Coptic Books with Wood or Material Covers', 'Islamic Books with Leather Covers' and 'Lacquered Binding'. book binding courses in basic bookbinding are being planned for 2002. Classes are held at regular intervals throughout the year and are held at Barkisland in the Calder Valley. Accommodation can be arranged nearby if required.


University of Brighton, The Adult and Continuing Education Office, Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Grand Parade, Brighton, East Sussex. BN2 2JY. Tel: 01273 6430015


Guildford College of Further & Higher Education, Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey. GU1 1EZ Tel 01428 713333 (Philippa Harvey)


The Old Rectory Adult Education College, Fittleworth, Pulborough,
West Sussex. RH20 1HU.


West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex. PO18 0QZ


The Otter Bindery. Book binding courses are aimed at novices up to experienced bookbinders. Our aims are to give high level instruction with two tutors to a maximum of six students in relaxing surroundings. Students will leave with enough new knowledge to continue developing skills in their own home environment.


Glasgow College of Building and Printing


South Nottingham College


Greenwich Community Centre.


Kingston Adult Education.



Richmond Adult Community College


University of the Arts London, London College of Communication


The London Institute, Camberwell College of Art


Bexley College


Bristol School of Art Media & Design


A ten week beginners course in bookbinding in North East England

Bookbinding Beginners - Course code CP141P90

Start date:Thurs 24 September 2009 for 10 weeks. 9.30-12.30p.m  

Venue: Churchill Pavillion,Hartley Avenue,Monkseaton,Whitley Bay,NE25 8LT
For places or details 0191 643 2288 or email
Title: Media Coaching & Job Interview Skills training courses
Description : Media & Job interview skills coaching, presentation skills training and courses in public speaking and business communication from Skillstudio Limited.



Based in Wiltshire.

A series of bookbinding workshops focusing on alternative structures. These are exciting, modern books useful for those working in graphics, textiles, architecture, calligraphy, design and of course the book-arts. Traditional techniques and only top quality materials are used. The tutors are all award winning binders with many years of experience. This is the only programme of its kind in the UK and a unique opportunity to learn how to make distinct and unusual books.



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