Location London Centre for Book Arts
Instructor Simon Goode
Date Saturday 27 July 2023
Time 10am–5:00pm

Suitable for beginners or those with some bookbinding experience. Join us for practical, hands-on workshops led by experts at the London Centre for Book Arts.

Learn how to make by hand a classic portfolio. Ideal for photographers, printmakers and artists for storing and presenting work. Choose from a range of covering materials. Contents can be swapped and updated as you like.

Suitable for all abilities, including beginners, with all materials and tools provided. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will leave with their own hand-made portfolio and the skills to make more independently.


London Centre for Book Arts is a recognised artist-run, open-access studio with a focus on books and publications. Since 2012, LCBA has been at the forefront of teaching and promoting the heritage craft of bookbinding in the UK. Based on our popular workshops, Making Books: a guide to creating hand-crafted books by the London Centre for Book Arts was published in 2017 and has since been published in seven different languages.

Workshop participants receive 10% discount on purchases made in-person from the LCBA Shop on the day of the workshop.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to make a workshop, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can re-list your place. We are a very small organisation and proceeds from each ticket goes towards crucial overheads. Cancellations made after 21 days before the start date of the workshop are not refundable or transferable.


If a workshop you wish to join is fully booked, please email us to be put on the waitlist in the event of any cancellations

We run bespoke workshops & experiences for individuals and groups  – for more information please email


LCBA is wheelchair accessible and barrier free.
There are accessible, gender neutral toilets.
Public transport options to LCBA can be seen under Find Us, but the routes from stations to LCBA has uneven pavements that are narrow. There are two disabled parking spaces just across the road from the entrance to LCBA. For more information on access please email