Bookbinding Courses in London

City Lit bookbinding provides a comprehensive range of traditional and contemporary taught and workshop-based courses at all levels from beginner to advanced. Students studying on our courses can develop skills in traditional bookbinding, gold tooling, paper marbling, historic and experimental book structures and contemporary fine binding.

Students interested in book arts can explore both classic and innovative techniques and structures to produce unique books and editions. For students who wish to study conservation and repair, we have classes covering paper repair, the conservation and repair of cloth, leather and vellum books, hand tooling and machine blocking.

We run evening, daytime and weekend classes in our purpose-built studio that is well equipped with presses, guillotines, and hand tools and our courses are taught by tutors, who are skilled practitioners, industry specialists and experts in the fields of bookbinding, book arts, fine design binding, conservation and repair.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

Browse our range of bookbinding courses in London below to choose your perfect option.

  1. Try it out: bookbinding

    Try it out: bookbinding

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Dip your fingers into bookbinding. Learn a little about the history, materials and craft of bookbinding while making two attractive bindings at home. A chance to discuss further study in bookbinding at City Lit.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Bookbinding: 10 projects for beginners

    Bookbinding: 10 projects for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 11 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    An exciting range of graded projects to introduce you to bookbinding. Come armed with enthusiasm and walk away with a stack of small books and a heap of information on materials, tools and techniques.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

  3. City Lit bookbinding course

    City Lit bookbinding course

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 3 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Step into bookbinding with this three-term course. Learn essential techniques and develop skills in using tools and materials to produce your own work. A stimulating, challenging and comprehensive introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £1,159.00
    Senior fee: £1,159.00
    Concession: £707.00

  4. City Lit fine binding higher level: vellum

    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make a stiff-boarded binding in full vellum. Practise ‘pulling’ (disbinding) a book, preparing it for rebinding, making endpapers, edge-gilding, sewing multi-coloured end-bands, and preparing and covering with vellum. Suitable for advanced level students.
    Full fee: £1,099.00
    Senior fee: £879.00
    Concession: £670.00

  5. Artist's book club

    Artist's book club

    Course Date: Mon 7 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    On this intermediate course, you will explore the world of Artists’ books and develop your skills and creative ideas in creating books as art. If you are interested in working on tutor-supported, independent projects and you welcome the opportunity to share your work and your ideas with other makers, this course will support your progress and help you to develop your concepts through the structure of the book. Not suitable for beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

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