MAKING BOOKS AUTUMN SCHOOL, 14 – 18 October 2024
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MAKING BOOKS AUTUMN SCHOOL, 14 – 18 October 2024
Sold Out
Location London Centre for Book Arts
Instructor Simon Goode & Kate Rochester
Date Monday 14 – Friday 18 October 2024
Time 10am–5pm

Come join us at the London Centre for Book Arts for Making Books Autumn School 2023. In this week-long programme taught by experts, participants will be guided through the foundations of bookbinding and learn how to create six different book structures and a box.

Participants will meet for five consecutive days at the LCBA studio, and will learn how to use specialist tools and equipment, and create by hand the following:

Japanese Stab Bindings
Single-section Case Bindings
Exposed Spine Bindings
Round-back Case Bindings
Solander Boxes

Participants will also be introduced to foil-blocking, a process of applying metallic or 'foil' effect on book covers and other surfaces using a technique similar to letterpress.

The workshops will be taught by experienced LCBA instructors Kate Rochester and Simon Goode (founder of LCBA).

All tools and materials are provided.

Upon completion, participants will be qualified to become members and access the unique facilities at LCBA to work independently on their own projects.


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