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Binding Single Sheets

April 4, 2019

Instructor: Don Taylor

Duration: 4 days, Thurs-Sunday April 4-7
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Course fee: $420 members/ $480 non-members
Materials fee: $30 payable to the instructor
Prerequisite: BB1 or permission of the instructor

Binding books composed of single sheets has been with us since 1836 when someone got the bright idea that you could glue sheets of paper together with latex from rubber trees. These “cautchouc” bindings all fell apart some years later when the rubber dried out and “perished”. Since then adhesives have improved and the demand for this kind of binding has only expanded.

In this 4-day workshop, we will be covering several methods including double fan binding, drilled and stabbed bindings, binding sheets of heavy paper, so that the book opens flat and rebinding a paperback in hard cover.

Pretty much all you’ll need to know about this modern problem.

Don Taylor is a bookbinder and restorer who works and teaches in Toronto. He was trained in bookbinding and design at Sheridan College and the Three Schools of Art and has studied with Betsy Palmer Eldridge. His work is exhibited widely and is represented in public and private collections across Canada and he can be found at www.dontaylorbookbinder.com/ He has taught for CBBAG since 1984.


April 4, 2019


CBBAG Bindery
180 Shaw Street, Suite 102
Toronto, Ontario Canada