Book Conservation & Repair Workshop

In-person workshop at the bindery in Scarborough, ON

94 Crockford Blvd, #2, Scarborough, ON M1L 3C3, Canada

Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28
9:00 – 4:30, including 1 1/2 hour lunch

$275 CAD (including $30 materials fee)

This class is a hands-on workshop for those responsible for the care, maintenance, and repair of book collections. Repair treatments covered in this course will include hinge tightening, flat paper mending, tip-ins, spine replacement, re-casing, and new casing. Participants are encouraged to bring books for analysis, treatment, and discussion.

Instructor: Andrew Huot

In this course you will learn:

Assessment of book repair needs
Conservation treatments of book structures
Paper repair for books
Toning tissue and cloth for repairs

Level of Experience / Skills Required

All levels; no prior book-making experience required. Some comfort with accurate measuring, folding, and cutting with blades/knives is needed to master the skills taught in this workshop.

All tools and materials included but students are welcome to bring their own small bookbinding tools.

Registration opens soon, email to reserve a spot.