Book Making & Repair

In the first portion of this class, participants will receive a brief introduction to the history, beginner level tools, and techniques of bookmaking; as well as completing a small basic booklet in a hands-on work session. Your book will be 5″ x 7″ with blank pages and the cover can be blank, or if time allows, embellished.
The second portion of this workshop will take the previous techniques and use them to introduce basic maintenance and repair techniques for your books at home. Participants are encouraged to bring a book (paperback, hardcover, or both) of no sentimental or fiscal value to work on, thrift store finds are great for this. Personal books that you would like to show, discuss, or receive consultation on are also encouraged.
Supplies will include take home tool kit and literature for supplies and follow up research.

Instructor: Dan Colvin

Great For

  • Anyone 16+
  • Beginner Friendly

Skills Toolbox

  • Book binding
  • Book repair

Plan Your Visit

Students are asked to wear closed toe shoes and long pants for this class. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class to check in at the front desk. Parking is available in the Gravity garage. The entrance is on State st at Lucas, between the Gravity building and the railroad bridge. Bring your garage ticket to class for validation.

Idea Foundry Member - $90
Non Member - $105


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