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, Summer 2022 (May-August) 

SUMMER 2022 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Students who sign up for the full series of Core 1-4 individual workshops by April 15, 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 Sarah Songer: Saturday, May 7, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 1 :: Coptic Binding with Monica Holtsclaw: Sunday, May 15, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 1 :: Coptic Binding with Nina Eve Zeininger: Saturday, May 21, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 2 :: Flat-Back Case Binding with Nina Eve Zeininger: Saturday, May 28, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 2 :: Flat-Back Case Binding with Nina Eve Zeininger: Saturday, June 11, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 2 :: Flat-Back Case Binding with Nina Eve Zeininger: Sunday, June 19, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 3 :: Limp Paper Binding with Monica Holtsclaw: Saturday, June 25, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 3 :: Limp Paper Binding with Monica Holtsclaw: Sunday, July 31, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 4 :: Rounded Back Cloth Binding with Juliayn Coleman: Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 4 :: Rounded Back Cloth Binding with Juliayn Coleman: Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 1-4 :: Weeklong Intensive with Juliayn Coleman: Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 1-4 :: Weeklong Intensive with Juliayn Coleman: Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 9:30-5:30pm

Bookbinding Secondary Core Schedule

Secondary Core workshops may have prerequisites. Registration coming soon!

Restoration & Repair

Book Repair Core :: Paper & Paste :: Sunday, July 17, 9:30-5:30pm

Box Making

Box Basics

Leather Bookbinding

Orientation to Leather :: Saturday, May 14, 9:30-5:30pm