Residential letterpress and bookbinding courses

The Grange, near Ellesmere in Shrop­shire, offers a range of res­i­den­tial cours­es that fol­low the cre­ation of a tra­di­tion­al book right through from print­ing to fin­ished illus­trat­ed book — let­ter­press print­ing cours­es, book­bind­ing cours­es, and paper mar­bling cours­es. For details of the cours­es run­ning in 2020, and how to book, see their web­site.

Printing workshops at St Bride’s

If you are in Lon­don, you can try out new print­ing and relat­ed skills. St Bride’s are run­ning cours­es on hand com­po­si­tion, wood engrav­ing, and how to ‘Rebind a paper­back’. For more details of dates and how to book see the St Bride’s web­site.

Bookbinding Competition 2018

The Nation­al Library of Scot­land’s Eliz­a­beth Soutar Book­bind­ing Com­pe­ti­tion is open for entries. It aims to encour­age the prac­tice and devel­op­ment of cre­ative and craft bind­ing skills. For more details see the Nation­al Library of Scot­land’s web­site. This year’s clos­ing date is 5 Novem­ber 2018.

Scottish fine bindings viewable online

The Nation­al Library of Scot­land have made dig­i­tal images of 42 vol­umes of ‘The British Poets’ series, pub­lished in Edin­burgh in 1773. The set con­tains a selec­tion of key works by British poets writ­ten in the 17th and 18th cen­turies, and was bound by James Scott of Edin­burgh. Scott was one of the finest book­binders […]

Exhibition of Bindings in Aberdeen

An exhi­bi­tion of book bind­ings that belonged to peo­ple of note, many of them spe­cial­ly bound by hand. Cov­er sto­ries: what bind­ings say about books is on at the Gallery in the Sir Dun­can Rice Gallery, Uni­ver­si­ty of Aberdeen until the end of May 2017. For more infor­ma­tion and details of open­ing hours etc see […]

Courses at Dundee Contemporary Arts

The Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning cours­es on paper­mak­ing, etch­ing and book­bind­ing, amongst oth­ers this spring. Details of all cours­es are on their web­site.

Oxford Guild of Printers Wayzegoose

On Sat­ur­day 22 Octo­ber 2016, the Oxford Guild of Print­ers is hold­ing a Wayze­goose at Oxford Brookes Uni­ver­si­ty from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free, and there will be more than 35 exhibitors. For more infor­ma­tion see the Oxford Guild of Print­ers web­site.

Bookbinding for beginners

Book­bind­ing for begin­ners is an intro­duc­to­ry work­shop where begin­ners can learn about all the mate­ri­als and tech­niques need­ed to make tra­di­tion­al sewn hard-back note­book, with step-by-step guid­ance along the way from Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works. On Sat­ur­day 17 Sep­tem­ber at St Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Wells Brae, Inner­lei­then. Book­ing essen­tial: for fur­ther infor­ma­tion and how […]

Bookbinding at Robert Smails

Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works are run­ning a work­shop on book­bind­ing at St Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre on 21 May 2016. Dis­cov­er how to make sim­ple artists books through a range of media and tech­niques. Work­shop fee includes equip­ment and mate­ri­als to pro­duce your book with step-by-step guid­ance along the way. Please bring your own refresh­ments […]

Falkirk bindery create replica of Gutenberg Bible

Helix Binders of Falkirk have been work­ing with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Man­ches­ter’s John Rylands Library to pro­duce a repli­ca copy of the Guten­berg Bible. The orig­i­nals are too valu­able to be han­dled by schol­ars, so this project aims to pro­vide an alter­na­tive. You can read the full sto­ry is on the BBC’s web­site.