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 - Winter 2023 (January - April)

WINTER 2023 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Students who sign up for the full series of Core 1-4 individual workshops by December 20, 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, January 14, 9:30-5:30pm FULL

BOOKBINDING CORE 1 :: Coptic Binding with Sarah Songer :: Sunday, January 22, 9:30-5:30pm FULL

BOOKBINDING CORE 1 :: Coptic Binding with Nina Eve Zeininger :: Saturday, March 18, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 2 :: Flat-Back Case Binding with Nina Eve Zeininger :: Sunday, February 12, 9:30-5:30pm FULL

BOOKBINDING CORE 2 :: Flat-Back Case Binding with Nina Eve Zeininger :: Saturday, February 25, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 3 :: Limp Paper Binding with Monica Holtsclaw :: Sunday, March 12, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 4 :: Rounded Back Cloth Binding with Clair Emma Smith :: Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30, 9:30-5:30pm

BOOKBINDING CORE 1-4 :: Weeklong Intensive with Juliayn Coleman :: Monday-Friday, January 30-February 3, 9:30-5:30pm FULL

BOOKBINDING CORE 1-4 :: Weeklong Intensive with Juliayn Coleman :: Monday-Friday, April 17-21, 9:30-5:30pm FULL

 

Bookbinding Secondary Core Schedule

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

Restoration & Repair

BOOK REPAIR CORE :: Paper & Paste :: Saturday, January 21 :: 9:30am-5:30pm FULL

Box Making

BOX MAKING CORE :: Basic Structures :: Saturday, January 28 :: 9:30am-5:30pm FULL

BOX MAKING CORE :: Lift Top Box :: Saturday & Sunday, March 4 & 5 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Leather Bookbinding

Full Parchment Binding :: Saturday-Monday, February 18-20 :: 9:30am-5:30pm FULL