Bookbinding Core and Secondary Core Certificate Programs

San Francisco Center for the Book’s Bookbinding Core and Secondary Core Certificate Programs are structured to allow for scheduling flexibility and advanced study opportunities while offering students a comprehensive foundation in bookbinding. These Core Certificate programs offer personal attention from master teachers and access to our well-equipped bindery.

Finding details and enrolling in this program is simple:

STEP #1 - Click here to read the Program Guide.

STEP #2 - Review the schedule below.

STEP #3 - To receive a discount * either register for a weeklong intensive or register for an entire series at once via phone (415-565-0545) or in-person.

Questions? Contact us at or 415-565-0545.

Bookbinding Core Schedule

BOOKBINDING CORE 1 :: Coptic Binding with Nina Eve Zeininger: Sunday, September 19, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 2 :: Flat-Back Case Binding with Nina Eve Zeininger: Saturday, October 9, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 3 :: Limp Paper Binding with Monica Holtsclaw: Sunday, October 24, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 4 :: Rounded Back Cloth Binding with Juliayn Coleman: Sundays, November 7 & 14, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 1-4 :: Weeklong Intensive with Juliayn Coleman: Monday-Friday, December 13-17, 9:30-5:30pm

Bookbinding Secondary Core Schedule

Secondary Core workshops will return in 2022...

Secondary Core workshops may have prerequisites. Click on each session for prerequisite details.

Restoration & Repair

Box Making

Leather Bookbinding