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Intro to Book Binding - Re-Cover an Old Book

  • 30 St George's Road Glasgow G3 6UJ (map)


Bookbinding is the traditional art of making books by hand. Sheets of paper are sewn together and then covered in a protective and decorative case. In this workshop you will be given an introduction to the basics of hardback casing - the act of making the protective case - whilst re-covering and up-cycling an old paperback book.


Please bring along a paperback book to re-cover (we recommend searching through second hand book shops for cheap books - we will have some classics here if you can’t find one). We’ll be discarding the old cover and making our own beautiful hardback case using book cloth and decorative papers. You can even bring in your own materials to customise your book such decorative paper.



An understanding of the basics of book binding principles and techniques

How to make a hardback case for a book

How to use traditional bookbinding tools



This workshop can be suitable for teenagers from the age of 11 - 16 yrs old, if accompanied by a supervising adult.



Members are eligible for a 10% discount off all MAKLab workshops. To receive your discount, please enter the discount code MEMBER in the coupon section at the checkout.  When you complete the checkout, we will check against the membership register. If you are not a current member, you will be asked to pay the remaining 10% before starting the workshop.



MAKLab Glasgow

Charing Cross Mansions

30 St George’s Road


G3 6UJ


**Please note - This workshop is subject to cancellation in the event of low booking numbers. In the unlikely event, you will be fully refunded and notified the day before the class is scheduled**


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