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Introduction to Bookbinding for Adults

June 10, 12:30 – 4:30

ABM is delighted to have Mexican bookbinder and teacher Dulce Maria Luna, offer this four-hour workshop for adults 18 and up. Students will learn about the elements that make up a book, and the materials and tools used in its construction and care.

Bookbinding is a traditional craft that is still practiced today. In this 4-hour session students will produce a notebook for personal use. Students will learn the elements of hand binding, and gain knowledge of the materials and tools used.

Participants will learn the parts of a book by constructing it from start to finish, while putting their own creative stamp on it.


After a brief introduction and history of the book, students will fold, sew, decorate endpapers, prepare the spine, glue, assemble, and decorate their books.


Cost: $50. (Materials and tools included)
Age: 18 and up
Capacity: 20 students

American Bookbinders Museum

The American Bookbinders Museum is the only museum of its kind in North America, celebrating and exploring the history, tools and stories of bookbinders and bookbinding, from its earliest forms through the changes and innovations of the industrial revolution.

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