The two-year, comprehensive Bookbinding program teaches students how to make, restore, and preserve books and other printed treasures.


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Explore the Facilities

Students get dedicated bench space during the two-year program. You’ll be responsible for getting hand tools and a few basic textbooks, but our Bookbinding facilities have all the equipment you need for your studies.

Our Bookbinding facilities include two board shears, two combination presses, a job backer, a Kwikprint stamping machine with several type fonts, 10 presses, finishing tools, a photo copy stand, a guillotine, and an extensive library of bookbinding texts.

Samuel Feinstein

As far as I know, the U.S. does not have any bookbinding programs like NBSS... a multiple year program, bench-oriented, and focused on craft.

Samuel Feinstein BB ’12