Library Style Binding

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$ 320.00

June 24th, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Dominic Riley
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: June 24th, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: June 25th, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

Books bound in the library style are sewn on heavy tapes and has a hidden cloth joint, which together form a flange that is glued into laminated split boards for strength. The edges are sprinkled and waxed, and a hollow back added to the spine. The book is covered in heavy-duty buckram, with special ‘library-style’ corners for added strength. The endpapers are put down and a gold-tooled leather title label added. The Library Style is ideal for heavy books which get a lot of use and need to be extra strong, such a dictionaries, cook books or manuals.

Materials to Bring: Scalpel.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, sewing needles, metal ruler.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $320.00

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25, 2016 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Dominic Riley

Dominic Riley is an internationally renowned bookbinder, artist, lecturer and teacher. He has his bindery in the Lake District, from where he travels across the UK teaching and lecturing. He spends part of the year teaching in San Francisco and across the USA. His work is mostly restoration and Design Binding, for which he has won many prizes in the Designer Bookbinders competition. He was elected Fellow of DB in 2008. His bindings are in collections worldwide, including the British Library, the Grolier Club in New York and the San Francisco Public Library. In 2013 he won first prize, the Sir Paul Getty Award, in the International Bookbinding Competition.

Past Student Reviews:

 "Dominic teaches with superb skill, compassion, wit and patience.”

“Working with Dominic has been one of the best decisions I have made with my time in years.”

"“With Dominic’s guidance and assistance we made amazing books."


$ 320.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States
Workshop Fee
Workshop + Materials Fee $ 320.00
Workshop Details
Instructor Dominic Riley
Instructor 2
Instructor 3
Workshop Extra
Workshop Type Binding
Workshop Status Closed
Sessions 2



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