Rebind a Paperback :: Perfect Bound Paperbacks

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$ 190.00

August 25th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: August 25th, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: August 25th, 2019 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Hey you, finicky readers out there! Tired of having to wrestle with your beloved books as you read them? This class is for you. In this workshop, we will take a paperback book and transform it into something more durable and easier to flex and open. We will reuse the old covers and spines, creating a recessed area in the new hard covers to place the old ones. This is also one of the most common bindings for books in single sheets, so it is a technique you'll be able to use for other types of projects as well. Please note that we will be rebinding books provided by the instructor, so you can perfect the techniques before improving on your own personal treasures. 

Materials to Bring: Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, awl, scissors, round glue brush, utility knife, metal ruler (no cork backing, should have metric as well as Imperial), pencil, dividers.

Workshop Fee (includes $25 materials fee): $190.00

Date & Time: Sunday, August 25, 2019 :: 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 | Juliayn Coleman

Juliayn Coleman has been a professional bookbinder since her graduation from the North Bennet Street School bookbinding program in 2003. Her private practice encompasses all levels of book repair and conservation, custom portfolio and enclosure making, teaching, and being a good ambassador for the craft of bookbinding in general. Some of her creative and professional projects can be seen at

Past Student Reviews:

[What did you like most about the workshop?] “The integration of skills that were familiar to me as an intermediate bookbinder (case bindings, headbands, the use of equipment), as well as the introduction to new techniques (double fan perfect binding w/ cords, rounded back). Also that it is such a practical skill!”

“The material was fantastic!”


“I love that we were able to use many different techniques and pieces of equipment in one day. I have previously taken the Weeklong Bookbinding Intensive with Juliayn, and felt like I was able to practice the skills I learned.”

“I've taken several classes with Juliayn, and she is an excellent instructor! She is patient and her expertise makes me feel like I learn a lot every time I have a class with her.”

$ 190.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States