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

Questions? Contact Rob O'Dwyer, Director of Admissions, at 617-227-0155 x111 or admissions@nbss.edu.

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Natalie Naor

So much time at the bench allowed me to really work through what we learned from our instructor and the conventions of my craft, make the mistakes I needed to make and learn from, and experiment.

Natalie Naor BB ’17