Another Way to Rebind a Paperback

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$ 190.00

August 1st, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: August 1st, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: August 1st, 2020 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

 Hey you, finicky readers out there! 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 covers to retain the book's original graphic feel. This is also one of the most common treatments for books in single sheets, so it is a technique you'll be able to use for other types of projects as well. This is a new alternative to the earlier Rebind a Paperback workshop with different skills covered. Both methods are good, especially for ailing paperbacks, and fun to learn.

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, ruler (no cork backing, should have metric as well as Imperial), pencil, dividers. 

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

Date & Time: Saturday, August 1, 2020 :: 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 find most valuable about the workshop?] “The whole thing was valuable.”

[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!” 

$ 190.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States