Repairing Children’s Books 2021

Our Workshop

This workshop will orient students to the world of book repair. We will work with torn pages, ripped covers, and broken spines to rebuild damaged children’s books. Instead of making new covers to paper over the damage, we’ll respect the integrity of the original material to strengthen it for a new life of readability. In the process, we’ll get to work with the colorful images and text of historic children’s books. Think your damaged books are beyond repair? Think again, and learn how to make them readable with us.

To download our flyer for this workshop, please click here.

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Our Bookbinding Instructor

juliayn-coleman.jpg Juliayn Coleman received a diploma in bookbinding and book conservation from the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts in 2003. She is president of the Hand Bookbinders of California and
is a member of the American Institute for Conservation, the Guild of Book Workers (US)
and Designer Bookbinders (UK). She currently resides in Oakland, California, where she has a private practice in bookbinding and conservation. For more about Juliayn and her work, please visit:

“Juliayn was able to assist each individual according to their skill level with professionalism and patience, making a great classroom experience.”

Costs for 6 Nights, August 29 – September 4, 2021

$1700. for each student + $185 materials fee.

Includes private room, 3 home cooked meals each day (except for one evening meal when we will go out to dinner in a neighboring coastal town), 5 days of hand bookbinding instruction, and the use of canoes, kayaks, and sailboat.

Workshop space is limited to 10 Hand Bookbinding students.

A list of bookbinding tools and what to bring will be sent upon registration.

$1000. for each nonparticipating partner.

Includes shared private room with bookbinding partner, 3 home cooked meals
each day (except for one evening meal on your own in a neighboring coastal town), and the use of canoes, kayaks, and sailboat.

“Sunset Lodge is a perfect spot in so many ways. Location is everything here. It’s amazing from sun-up to sun-down. Go here.”

Questions about the workshop?

Please contact us through our contact form.

Please note: this workshop is geared toward intermediate level bookbinders. Please have some basic experience sewing and gluing books before attending this workshop. Please also note that you will receive a special lifting knife as part of the materials fee for this class, and that the fee has been adjusted to reflect that cost.