Bookbinding I

CBBAG Bookbinding I
With Joan Byers
August 4-6, 11-13 2018

This is a six full-day course from the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) which introduces the various tools, materials, sewing methods, and constructions fundamental to hand bookbinding. You start with the making of a simple pamphlets and proceed to the binding of two hardcover books. This course prepares you to explore bookbinding on your own or continue with more advanced studies. No bookbinding experience is needed.

Dates: August 4,5,6 and 11,12,13 2018

Location: Joan and Ginny’s Studio, North Saanich

Cost – Course Fee: $445.00 (+ $40.00 for supplies to be paid to Joan on the first day of class). Participants must be members of the CBBAG (

There will be a maximum of eight students.

Note: This course is a pre-requisite for Bookbinding II.

Registration Form:

  • Name: __________________________________
  • Address: ________________________________
  • Phone #: ________________________________
  • E-mail: __________________________________
  • I confirm I am a CBBAG member: ____________

Please make your cheque for $445 payable to CBBAG BC Islands. Mail the cheque and your completed registration form to:
Joan Byers, 10780 West Saanich Road, North Saanich, BC, V8L 5P8

Cancellation Policy: Should you have to cancel, a full refund will be made if your request is received five days before the class start. If you cancel closer than four days prior, no refunds will be made unless you can find a replacement for yourself.

5 Replies to “Bookbinding I”

  1. Hi. How do I register for joan Byers bookbinding course this August. I am not able to fill out the registration form as it doesn’t open. Is there another way I can do this? And is there a way to pay for it that is not by cheque as I don’t have cheques any more. Thanks so much. Elayne.

    • Elayne,

      We don’t have online registration for the courses offered through the centre (unfortunately). I think Joan’s idea was that participants print out the page, and send in a completed version to her.

      I can let Joan know you are interested in registering for the course — I’ll do this by sending an e-mail from our chapter’s info account.


      Mike Zastre

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