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The North Bennet Street School is pleased to offer four bookbinding
workshops this summer--two new courses and two back by popular demand
from last year.  Designed for professional bookbinders seeking to improve
their skills as well as librarians, archivists, artists, and others
wishing to gain experience in constructing and caring for books, these
courses present a wide range of information for beginning and advanced

All workshops are held at North Bennet Street School, which is located
at 39 North Bennet Street (off Salem Street) in Boston's historic
North End.  NBSS is wheelchair accessible.

Introduction to Leather Bookbinding
July 29 to August 2, 1996 (Monday through Friday)
8 am to 4 pm
James Reid-Cunningham, Instructor
Tuition: $400 (hand tools not included)

This course will introduce students to the use of leather as a covering
material in bookbinding.  Student bench time will focus on tool
preparation and the fundamentals of thinning and paring leather.  Each
student will create a quarter leather binding using a case structure.
Additional structures will be covered as time permits.  All students must
enroll in a Tool Sharpening CLinic at NBSS held on Sunday, July 28 to
review sharping of the English paring knife.  Tuition for Tool Sharping
is $65.

James Reid-Cunningham is a 1990 graduate of NBSS's two-year program in
Bookbinding.  He is the Conservator of the Graduate School of Design,
Harvard University, and in June, will become the president of the New
England chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers.

Fundamentals of Cloth Case Bookbinding
August 5 through 9 (Monday to Friday)
8 am to 4 pm
Michele Waters, instructor
Tuition:  $400

This workshop will introduce students to basic hand binding techniques.
Each student will complete at least two bindings: one square nad one with
rounded nad backed spine.  Students can choose to make quarter covers
using decorative paste papers produced in class.  Through demonstrations
and exercises, students will learn the steps of cloth case book
construction: folding, sewing, making and attaching end papers, trimming
and covering in cloth.  Alternative sewing structures will be covered as
time permits.

Non-Adhesive Bookbinding
August 12 through 16 (Monday to Friday)
8 am to 4 pm
Michele Waters, instructor
Tuition: $400

This course will cover a historical range of sewn bindings as
alternatives to traditional case bindings.  Through
demonstrations and exercises, students will learn to construct simple
pamphlets, long stitch, coptic, and others as time allows.  Students are
encouraged to bring a variety of paper types to work with as these
structures lend themselves to the kind of expressive design found in
artists books.

Michele Waters graduated from NBSS's Bookbinding program after earning a
library degree from Simmons College.  She is currently the bindery
manager at the Rockefeller Library, Brown University.

Book Enclosures
August 19 through 23 (Monday to Friday)
8 am to 4 pm
Dorothy Africa, instructor
Tuition: $400

This course will cover the design and construction of enclosures suitable
for small books, documents, photographs, and other works on paper.  Basic
archival maintenance will be discussed and students willl learn to
evaluate books and documents for repair.  Students will be encouraged to
tailor the course to their own needs by selecting individual projects.

Dorothy Africa is a 1993 graduate of NBSS's Bookbinding program.  She is
a bookbinder at Harvard University's Law Library.

For further information or to register over the phone with a credit card
(VISA or MasterCard only), please call Robyn Love, workshop coordinator,
at (617)227-0155 ext. 102.

Cancellation Policy:  Students must notify NBSS in writing of a
cancellation at least 21 days in advance of the first day of class.
Tuition minus a $35 handling fee will be refunded.  Full tuition will be
refunded for any classes cancelled by NBSS.

Information about housing is also available--ask about it when you register.

NBSS also has a two-year, full-time program in Bookbinding.  For a
catalogue and application, please call Lillian DiGiorgio, Admissions
Office, at (617)227-0155 ext. 301.

For all other inquiries, please write:
North Bennet Street School
39 North Bennet Street
Boston, MA 02113

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