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Book Arts for the Online

Book in the Round

One of the very few silver linings to a worldwide pandemic is that many arts organizations moved their workshops and presentations online. This means you could watch a studio tour in San Francisco, bind a book in Santa Fe and learn pop-ups in Kalamazoo, all without leaving your house. There are many free and pay-what-you-can events in addition to one-day and multi-day paid workshops. The hardest part may be finding out about them, so this posting is a first attempt to collect a bunch together for you. And if you have heard of some other book arts center with online offerings, send the details to us here at and we'll add it to the list. (List is alphabetic after the first three local groups.)

Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network - mix of free & paid classes throughout their ten studios

Partners in Print - free, paid & pay-what-you can classes about putting content into your books

Puget Sound Book Artists - instructional workshops and free studio tours

Austin Book Arts Center - wide variety of bookmaking workshops including some for children

Book Arts LA - in Los Angeles - workshops in both bookmaking and printing

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild - workshops with a foreign flair

Center for Book Arts - in New York - over four dozen free, pay-what-you-can and paid lectures, discussions and classes in bookbinding, paper arts, and printing

Jaffe Center for Book Arts - in Florida - free live and archived Book Arts discussions and pay-what-you-can workshops

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center - one and multi-day bookmaking workshops and online exhibitions

Minnesota Center for Book Arts - workshops for adults and free classes for all ages

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - workshops in book arts, papermaking, printmaking & specialty

San Diego Book Arts - virtual (free) studio tours and demos and some pop-up workshops

San Francisco Center for the Book - regularly updated list of workshops with nationally known instructors, free studio tours, and extensive archive of past exhibits and studio tours

Western New York Book Arts Center - various book arts classes complete with material kits

I may never leave my house again!


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