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Workshop // Advanced Bookbinding: Leather and Gold Tooling

October 11 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Join our resident bookbinder and conservator, James Davis, to learn the more advanced aspects of hand bookbinding. Starting with a premade book, students will be instructed on the techniques and practices of covering their book with leather and decorating it with real gold foil. Discussions will focus on the history of bookbinding and conservation techniques for preserving books within our libraries and museums.

All materials will be provided and no prior bookbinding experience is necessary, but participating in the introductory class will provide a fuller understanding of the complete process of bookmaking. Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting a little messy or bring an apron if you have one.

Tickets are $275 for CLS members and $325 for the Public

To purchase tickets, click here or call 843-723-9912.


October 11
9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Charleston Library Society
164 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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