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In a Nutshell

Juliayn Coleman teaches you to hand-bind blank books in four styles: hand accordion, pamphlet stitch, tunnel book, Chinese four-hole stab

The Fine Print

Expires Jun 4th, 2014. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 6 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $50 for one admission to a bookbinding workshop with Juliayn Coleman
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The event will be held at a Mission residence. The exact address will be shared after purchase.

Each event is capped at 10 purchasers; each event requires a minimum of 6 purchasers in order to take place.


What You'll Do

Though the words inside them might be their raison d'être, books themselves can often be objects of detailed craftsmanship and exquisite art. Professional bookbinder and conservator Juliayn Coleman shows you what it takes to make a beautiful volume with your own two hands. After acquainting yourself with the basic tools, you'll delve into four unique binding methods, making a small, blank book with each that you can take home.

  • Learn How to Bind Books by Hand
    Veteran bookbinder Juliayn Coleman shows you the tools and techniques needed to bind unique volumes

  • Bind Four Blank Books to Take Home
    Under Coleman's expert tutelage, you'll make one book in each of the following styles: accordion, pamphlet stitch, tunnel book, and Chinese four-hole stab


Your Host

Juliayn Coleman Juliayn Coleman
Hand Bookbinder

It took Juliayn Coleman a little while to find her calling. Early on, her passion for working with her hands led to a career as a baker. Then her love of books transformed into a career as a librarian. Luckily, Juliayn found a field that combines both of her passions: hand bookbinding. Armed with a diploma from the prestigious bookbinding program at Boston's North Bennet Street School, Juliayn's work has appeared at the Boston Architectural Center, Columbia College, and the Chicago Public Library.


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