Education Resources

Below is a list of schools and organizations that offer courses in bookbinding and the book arts. These range from one-day workshops to degree programmes. Inclusion in this list should not be construed as an endorsement by CBBAG. List is current as of July 2021.

Our focus in on Canadian opportunities, but where appropriate we have included locations in the United States and outside of North America. Any additions please contact

Schools and Organizations Offering Book Arts Education


The Alcuin Society –

AQRAL (Association Québécoise des relieurs et des artisans du livres) –

Arts Underground –

Atelier aux mille et une feuilles –

Au Papier Japonais –

Book History & Print Culture (University of Toronto) –

Calligraphers’ Guild of Manitoba –

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild –

Carleton University Book Arts Lab –

Centre des métiers du cuir de Montréal –

Centre for Craft Nova Scotia –

C2 Centre for Craft –

Haliburton School of the Arts –

The Japanese Paper Place –

La Tranchefile –

Massey College Library –

McGill University Book Arts Laboratory –

NSCAD University –

OCAD University –

Ottawa School of Art –

Paperhouse Studio –

The Papertrail –

Queen’s University –

Red Deer College –

Saint John Arts Centre –

Void Gallery –

United States

American Academy of Bookbinding –

Austin Book Arts Centre –

Book Arts Guild –

Book Arts LA –

Book Paper Thread –

Center for Book Arts –

Chena River Marblers –

Creative Arts Workshop –

Frederick Book Arts Centre –

Guild of Bookworkers –

The Hand Bookbinders of California –

Hollander’s –

Jaffe Center for Book Arts –

Minneapolis College of Art and Design –

Minnesota Centre for Book Arts –

The Morgan Conservatory –

North Bennet St. School –

North Redwoods Book Arts Guild –

Old Way Workshops –

Paper and Book Intensive –

Penland School of Crafts –

Pyramid Atlantic Art Centre –

Rare Book School –

San Francisco Center for the Book –

Seastone Papers –

The School for Bookbinding Arts –

University of Alabama (Book Arts Program) –

University of Iowa Center for the Book –

Wells College Book Arts Center –

Western New York Book Arts Center –

Outside of North America

Atelier d’Arts Appliqués du Vésinet –

Bookbinding Out of the Box –

Buchbinder-Colleg –

Centro del Bel Libro Ascona –

City Lit –

Designer Bookbinders –

Florence School of Fine Arts –

Learn Bookbinding –

London Centre for Book Arts –

London Rare Books School –

Meister der Einbandkunst –

NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders –

Paris Ateliers –

Queensland Bookbinders Guild Inc –

Santa Reparata International School of Art –

Scuola Intarnazionale di Grafica –

The Society of Bookbinders –

University of the West of England, Centre for Fine Print Research –

West Dean College –

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