At Big River Bindery we don’t want to have all the fun, so we offer workshops in printing and binding so you can try it out yourself. See the listings below for both long and short-term classes you can take.

If you don’t see what you want here, check out our list of past workshops at

FALL 2023 Workshops


Join us in-person for workshops at our new Scarborough location. These workshops happen evenings and weekends and offer topics hard to replicate on-line. The bindery equipment is available for use and materials are included in the price of the workshop.


Click on the image for more information and to reserve a spot

Introduction to the Book Arts
Thur 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Sept 14
Preservation Enclosures
Sat/Sun 9 – 4:30
Sept 16 & 17
Introduction to Book Arts
Tue 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Sept 19
Secret Belgian Binding
Tue 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Oct 3
Sewn Board Binding
Tue 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Oct 17 & 24
Book Conservation & Repair
Tue 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Nov 7 – 28

Weekday Carpool Workshops

We’d love to have you join us for these weekday workshops. Due to limited parking at the shop during weekdays, it is necessary to take public transportation or carpool for these workshops. After you register, we will ask if you will be driving and how many you can bring along, if you’d rather ride with another student, or will be taking the local bus. We have space for two cars in our lot and are located close to a TTC bus stop at Warden and Lawrence.

Bus routes 54A &B, 68A & B, 968

Clamshell Box
Mon & Tue 9:00 – 4:00 pm
Sept 11 & 12
Paper Case Bindings
Thur & Fri 9:00 – 4:00
Nov 23 & 24


These online workshops have been offered in the past and we hope to offer them again soon. Take a look and we can let you know when they will be offered again.

Nag Hammadi Binding
Long & Link Stitch Books
Hard Cover Books
Preservation Enclosures
Clamshell Box
Book Structures for Photographers & Printmakers
Introduction to the Book Arts

Students who cancel their registration more than 14 days prior to the first day of the class will receive a refund less a $25 administrative fee per student. Students cancelling their enrollment 14 days or less prior to the first day of the course are not eligible for a refund. Materials kits for online courses are not refundable once mailed. If Big River Bindery cancels a course, students will receive a full refund.