Bookbinding Core 2 :: Flat-Back Case Binding in-person workshop

 Registration is closed for this event

October 15th, 2022 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Nina Zeininger
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: October 15th, 2022 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: October 15th, 2022 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person


This is an in-person workshop. All students and the instructor must show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 and agree to wear a mask for the duration of the class unless otherwise announced by SFCB. If you choose to complete the registration process you are agreeing to these terms.


Bookbinding Core Certificate Program

The San Francisco Center for the Book celebrates the craft and art of bookbinding. Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking.  It provides students a comprehensive foundation to delve into the practice of binding and qualifies them to rent studio time in our bindery.

Click here to learn more about the Bookbinding Core Certificate Program and how to receive a discount!

 Bookbinding Core 2 :: Flat-Back Case Binding

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding; where a sewn textblock is glued into a separate structure known as a case. Students will learn more about the mechanics of books as they build on skills from Core 1 and expand both their vocabulary and capabilities in and around the bindery.

Competencies Gained:

  • Build on skills from Core 1


  • Mechanism and relationships of the elements of a bound book and case binding
  • Bookbinding materials: threads and tapes


  • Spine gluing and lining, endsheet/flyleaves structure and application, sewing all-along


  • Finishing press

Materials to Bring: None

>> Prerequisite: Bookbinding Core 1 :: Coptic Binding <<

Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00*
Scholarships available; click here to apply

*Students registering for the full Core series will receive a $100 discount off the total cost. Please call or email to enroll at the discounted rate.*

Date & Time: Saturday, October 15, 2022 :: 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. Registration will close three days prior to the start date of the workshop.


About the Instructor | Nina Eve Zeininger

Nina Eve Zeininger is only truly happy when making art and helping others to be creative. Born and raised in New England, Nina Eve now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

While earning a BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, Nina Eve took as many book and printmaking classes as possible and has been taking pictures, making books, and printing ever since. Nina Eve’s work has been shown nationally and they can be found at local craft fairs selling printed and bookish wares under the guise of neon sprinkles studio. A lover of words, books, letters, and grammar; their work is infused with nature, bright colors, fun, and sarcasm. Day-to-day Nina Eve spends their time teaching letterpress and book arts, making art, working in non-profit arts education, crafting yummy food and tasty cocktails, reading, and playing fetch with their cats.

Past Student Reviews:

“Nina gave really clear instructions & importantly, the reason for doing a particular step the way we were doing it.”

“I liked that this is a form of binding that most people are very familiar with, as it allowed me to really get a sense for the construction of books and insight into how and why a binding may fail. Nina is also exceptionally patient, sets a great pace, and makes all of the steps digestible. I appreciate them dealing with my endless questions and uncertainties!"

“Excellent experience all around. Nina is fantastic!”

 “Nina was great!  They gave good demos, and gave us time to complete our work, with help if needed. Good materials, and just overall a great experience.”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
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