From our friends at North Bennet Street School:

Second Chance at Conservation workshop
A couple of spots have just opened up in Renate Mesmer’s workshop, “Tips and Tricks for Book and Paper Conservation.”  The class runs August 12-16, 2010.  Contact Jourdan Abel, workshop director, at or register online at

Bookbinding Intensive
In addition to the full-time program, NBSS offers bookbinding short courses ranging from 1 day to a 3 month intensive. Some students have found the 3 month course to be the perfect “next step” after all the weekend workshops many of us cobble together in an effort to learn about the craft. A few students have used the intensive as a major test of their interest before applying to the 2 year full-time program.  The course is taught by NBSS grad and workshop maven, Stacie Dolin, and is a The 3 month class runs every other year… and there are a couple of spots remaining in this fall’s class!

Three Month Bookbinding Intensive
Mon-Fri, Sep 13-Dec 10, 2010, 8:30am-2:30pm, with studio time until 4:30
Stacie Dolin, Instructor

This class is designed for those who want to intensely study bookbinding in a three-month time period. Participation in the three-month class can also be used by students who wish to enhance their skills to be better prepared to attend the full-time Bookbinding program. This class is suitable for the brand-new beginner, or the moderately experienced binder who wishes to practice and hone skills. Covered in this class are the foundational content of two of our workshops, Introduction to Non-Adhesive and Cloth Case Bookbinding. Specific structures include: Coptic, historic long-stitch, long-stitch with wrapper, crossed structure, flat back and rounded and backed cloth case, full, half, and quarter cloth case, a cloth case production project, onset, modified split, and simplified boards, basic enclosures, including four flap, slipcase, and clamshell, case binding variants, including endpaper attachment variations, headbands, album structures, foil stamping and more, as time allows. Field trips and other topics will be part of the curriculum depending on student interest. Please note: this is not a fine binding/leather binding class. The tuition includes a materials fee for paper and other basic supplies; for the most part, students are expected to provide their own materials and hand tools. If you don’t already own bookbinding tools, expect to spend approximately $200 on tools for this course, in addition to tuition. A deposit of $1800 is required to hold your spot. The balance is due one week before class begins.

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