Hardcover Book

with Anna Haglin
Tuesdays: February 9, 16, 23; 7–9pm CST

In this three-part virtual workshop, learn how to make a hardcover book at home. An introduction to basic tools and materials will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to make this binding again in different sizes and with a variety of materials.

Learn how to find the grain direction of paper and book board, how to fold and sew paper to create pages, methods for creating a hardcover case from book board, and tips and tricks for attaching the hardcover to pages. While all skill levels are welcome, this multiple-section binding is technical and basic bookbinding experience may be helpful.*

All skill levels welcome!*
Certificate: 6 hours, Category A or B; fulfills Core binding requirement

$108/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $45 supply fee**
$54 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $45 supply fee**
*We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.
**International participants may be charged an additional shipping fee.

What you’ll need to participate: For this participatory virtual workshop, we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a microphone, if possible. A camera is optional. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.

Materials: You are responsible for sourcing supplies from the materials list. A materials kit will also be shipped to the address provided at registration within one week before the workshop. Teaching artists will answer questions about the materials list in advance of the workshop.

This workshop is full. Add your name to the wait list and you’ll be contacted if another section of the workshop is scheduled.