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 the $100 discount either register for a weeklong intensive (rate already discounted) or register for an entire series (1-4) at once via phone (415-565-0545) or in-person - this discount is not available via online registration.

Questions? Contact us at workshops@sfcb.org or 415-565-0545.

Bookbinding Core Schedule, Fall 2022 (September - December) 

FALL 2022 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Students who sign up for the full series of Core 1-4 individual workshops by August 31, 2022 will receive a reduced rate of $795. Please call or email to enroll. The Early Bird Special does not apply to the Weeklong Intensive.

BOOKBINDING CORE 1 :: Coptic Binding with Nina Eve Zeininger: Saturday, September 17, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 1 :: Coptic Binding with Nina Eve Zeininger: Saturday, October 1, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 2 :: Flat-Back Case Binding with Nina Eve Zeininger: Saturday, October 15, 9:30-5:30pm

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

BOOKBINDING CORE 3 :: Limp Paper Binding with Monica Holtsclaw: Sunday, November 13, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 4 :: Rounded Back Cloth Binding with Sarah Songer: Saturdays, December 3 & 10, 9:30-5:30pm FULL

(we will schedule an additional Core 4 session in early January 2023 for Fall students unable to complete Core 4 in 2022)

BOOKBINDING CORE 1-4 :: Weeklong Intensive with Juliayn Coleman: Monday-Friday, September 12-16, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 1-4 :: Weeklong Intensive with Juliayn Coleman: Monday-Friday, October 31-November 4, 9:30-5:30pm

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

Bookbinding Secondary Core Schedule

Secondary Core workshops may have prerequisites; please read the class description for details.

Restoration & Repair

BOOK REPAIR CORE :: Cloth Reback :: 

Saturday-Monday, October 8, 9 & 10 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Box Making

BOX MAKING CORE :: Clamshell Box :: Sundays, October 16 & 23 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Leather Bookbinding

Orientation to Leather :: Saturday, October 22 :: 9:30am-5:30pm (prerequisite for Leather Core workshops) FULL

LEATHER CORE :: Quarter Leather Binding with Laced-On Boards :: 

Friday-Sunday, November 18, 19 & 20 :: 9:30-5:30pm