Book binding class offered

MANCHESTER Malcolm Summers of The Chester Bookworm will be offering a one day workshop in traditional English bookbinding at his studio in Chester, from 9:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.

This hands on class will teach participants every aspect of leather book construction. Learn the skills and techniques required to create a book from scratch, including folding, sewing, edge cutting, affixing endpapers, headbanding, rounding and backing, lining the spine, paring leather, pasting the book into its case and lettering the cover.

Throughout the course of class, Summers will talk about the history of books, tools and equipment, binding, decoration, and other points of interest. Tickets are $150 and include all materials and a light lunch. Space is limited to six students.

For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at


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