Bookbinding Core and Secondary Core Certificate Programs

San Francisco Center for the Book’s Bookbinding Core and Advanced 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 $100 discount *, register for an entire series at once by contacting us at 415-565-0545. (* Discounts cannot be obtained by registering online. Discounts can only be obtained by registering via phone or in-person.)

Questions? Contact us at sends e-mail) or 415-565-0545.


Bookbinding Core Schedule

BOOKBINDING CORE 1 :: Coptic Binding

BOOKBINDING CORE 2 :: Flat-Back Case Binding

BOOKBINDING CORE 3 :: Limp Paper Binding

BOOKBINDING CORE 4 :: Rounded Back Cloth Binding

BOOKBINDING CORE 1-4 :: Weeklong Intensive

Bookbinding Secondary  Core Schedule

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

Restoration & Repair

Box Making

​Titling & Tooling

Leather Bookbinding

Master Bookbinding Workshop Schedule 

*Please note: these workshops are open to students with varying levels of bookbinding experience. Click on a below workshop to find out more.