Job Posting

North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA seeks a part-time teaching assistant for its Bookbinding Department—a two-year, full-time bench bookbinding program with a complementary program of short-term courses and bookbinding workshops. Teaching duties will begin in September, 2009; approximately 7-8 hours per week. 

The successful candidate will be an accomplished bookbinder with traditional binding skills. Field experience in book repair and conservation is preferred. 

Eight students are accepted annually to begin the full-time program.  Classes meet from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, September through May, in a well equipped bindery.

Additional information about North Bennet Street School is available at

North Bennet Street School is an equal opportunity employer.  Salary will be based on experience. 

Letters of interest with a résumé should be sent to:

Jeffrey Altepeter, Bookbinding Department Head
North Bennet Street School
39 North Bennet Street, Boston, MA  02113

Or email Jeff at

Maine in August and September

Maine Media Workshops invites you to consider the following workshop sequences in August and September:


Papermaking with Bernie Vinzani, August 9 – 15

Introduction to Letterpress Printing with Elias Roustam, August 16 – 22

Introduction to Bookbinding with Amanda Nelsen, August 23 – 29

Understanding Type with Mark Jamra, August 30 – September 5


Word & Image with Jean Miele & Charles Altschul, September 13 – 19

Vector Graphics with David Allen, September 13 – 19

Books, Art & Technology with Tara Law, September 20 – 26

Book Design September 27 – October 3

For more information see

Submitted by:

Kate Fletcher
Director of Marketing & Development
Maine Media Workshops &
Maine Media College
PO Box 200, 70 Camden Street
Rockport, ME 04856
207-236-8581 x354

Wire Edge Binding

The Garage Annex School invites you to consider an upcoming workshop:

Come learn wire edge binding fundamentals from its inventor! You’ll find wire edge is a great solution for everything from a codex to a book sculpture.  

Join us in Easthampton, MA, U.S.A. at the Garage Annex School for Daniel Kelm’s The Book Restructured–Wire Edge Binding. (Please see the website to view a gallery of wire edge bindings.)

You may register online using MasterCard or Visa, or you may download a PDF registration form and mail it with your check. (If you want to mail a check, email us to put your name on the list.) 

And please help spread the word by forwarding this message to friends and colleagues who would be interested to know about this workshop and the Garage Annex School. Thank you! 

The Book Restructured– Wire Edge Binding with Daniel E. Kelm

August 15-16, Saturday-Sunday
Tuition: $195 plus materials: $25
Enrollment limited to twelve.

The range of books being produced today by artists is truly remarkable. Some diverge wildly from what we recognize as traditional book form, others play with slight variations.

If you’re interested in creating a nontraditional book (e.g., a book with thick pages, or a book that is sculptural), the achievement of your goal may require the use of a material or movement not possible with conventional structures. Wire edge hinging grew out of just such a challenge. This binding configuration utilizes a thin metal wire along the spine edge of each page. The metal wire is exposed at regular intervals creating knotting stations where thread attaches one page to the next. The result is a binding that opens exceptionally well, and gives you the option of producing unusual shapes.

During the two days we will look at various wire-edge structures useful for books, enclosures, and articulated sculpture. You will produce both a simple codex, and an accordion model that forms a tetrahedron.

Submitted by:

Greta D. Sibley

Garage Annex School, Inc.

One Cottage Street #5, Room 5-03

Easthampton, MA 01027 U.S.A.